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    I said it was a very nice rifle and if restored, it doesn't get better than this.
    -Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter S View Post
    I said it was a very nice rifle and if restored, it doesn't get better than this.
    Sorry Peter,
    I guess I've had a little bit too much coffee today. It gets me a bit more worked up than I usually am.
    I'll just drop the subject. You're light years ahead of me on this stuff anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swjXE View Post
    I think most collectors would be quite pleased to own this 33/40.
    THIS is the most important part. The stock may be field or post war replacement - who knows. But the stock was made in the same period and it is a marvellous looking rifle you should be proud of and most would envy you for owning it. Congratulations to it!

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    Default Walnut stock

    So, period done, done in 1969, done yesterday. It looks nice and these are getting harder and harder to find. I (look at my name) have 4 of these. One I returned to with a stock I had (was in a G33/40 converted to .308) Found a lovely sporterized one, switched stocks. One of the very interesting things (did someone bring this up?) is your 42 dated carbine has a walnut stock, I believe. Those are the early stocks, 945 code -1940, maybe early 41's. Your 42 and all the matching 42 rifles I have seen are laminated. I will repeat that, "ALL matching I have seen". Still, very nice.
    My G33/40's consist of the aforementioned "return to the gebirgsjager" 41 dated, my first was a mismatched 42 date with a (you guessed it) walnut stock, my third (a recent EXPENSIVE acquisition) 945 code 1940 dated all matching (probably was on Crete and Monte Casino and....) and last but surely not least that is just ludicrous in condition, a matching 1942 date in its shipping crate that will need pictures as the crate is some German box that is serial numbered to the rifle!?
    So when are Karem/Stevens doing a contract Mauser book?

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    Many thanks for your observations, and I would love top see the ‘42 in its shipping crate! As you point out, my rifle has a walnut stock that it too early for the rifle. Whether it was replaced in the field or yesterday, the fact that it has no marks except the Eagle63 on the keel and hand guard would, I assume, mean that it was originally intended to be a replacement or “armorers” stock? Have you run into many of these?
    Last edited by CLG; 05-08-2021 at 09:44 AM.

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