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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burke View Post
    There was a complete bolt group on eBay a few months or so back (could have been a year) that I was watching (I didnít even bid). I donít need it but sometimes picking up spares is a good idea especially if the price is right. It didnít go cheap but that is expected as it seems there are several 43s out there missing the complete bolt group. Donít ask me how much because I just donít remember.


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    I just wish I could find the original one that went with my rifle. That'd be nothing short of amazing.

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    Well, I have is mismatched bolt group in a Walther G41. The mismatched bolt group is from another Walther rifle and patina is a perfect match. My odds of finding the correct serialized bolt group stand about the same chance as you do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRMausr7 View Post
    I just wish I could find the original one that went with my rifle. That'd be nothing short of amazing.
    About the only way that is going to happen is if someone had your rifle and they stripped it for parts and sold them off to make a profit and you located who bought the parts. The flipping of these rifles and parts was happening quite a bit 5 years ago. Now the trend is more of guys chasing down the parts to complete rifles. Most of these will only ever be mismatched shooters. If you are OK with that just know that many times, completing a rifle over time and searching for parts ends up costing more than if you bought a complete gun. I have done it all ways imaginable complete, builds, ect. Sometimes the builds are rewarding in the fact that most of the fun is in the hunt for parts. Good luck on your project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daltrey99 View Post
    About the only way that is going to happen is if someone had your rifle and they stripped it for parts and sold them off to make a profit and you located who bought the parts. The flipping of these rifles and parts was happening quite a bit 5 years ago. Now the trend is more of guys chasing down the parts to complete rifles. Most of these will only ever be mismatched shooters. If you are OK with that just know that many times, completing a rifle over time and searching for parts ends up costing more than if you bought a complete gun. I have done it all ways imaginable complete, builds, ect. Sometimes the builds are rewarding in the fact that most of the fun is in the hunt for parts. Good luck on your project.
    Well, then at least there'll be one more K43 in the world that's been returned to working order. Plus, it'll have a new aspect of its story: how it was restored from a stripped down sporterized action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRMausr7 View Post
    Well, then at least there'll be one more K43 in the world that's been returned to working order. Plus, it'll have a new aspect of its story: how it was restored from a stripped down sporterized action.
    All power to you! I went the same route starting out with a G41 barreled action. G41 parts are much harder to source than G43 parts. It was a loooooong way to the finish line but definitely worth the effort. Worst case, it's still worth as much as the sum of all parts, and parts prices keep going up, as you may have already found out. I would use repro parts if originals are not immediately available and swap them for original parts at a later time. Install a shooter kit before taking it to the range. Or build your own, if you're good with metalworks and have access to a lathe. http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....it-for-under-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunKraut View Post
    All power to you! I went the same route starting out with a G41 barreled action. G41 parts are much harder to source than G43 parts. It was a loooooong way to the finish line but definitely worth the effort. Worst case, it's still worth as much as the sum of all parts, and parts prices keep going up, as you may have already found out. I would use repro parts if originals are not immediately available and swap them for original parts at a later time. Install a shooter kit before taking it to the range. Or build your own, if you're good with metalworks and have access to a lathe. http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....it-for-under-1
    I can imagine that a G41 would be harder to find parts for. And don't worry, I'm definitely putting a shooter's kit in my K43 as I build it, since I do plan to shoot it every so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRMausr7 View Post
    Well, I've finally joined the K43 club... Bought a sporterized DUV 44 K43 barreled receiver off gunbroker last night. I'm very unfamiliar with the variations of the K43, and I'm wondering what the proper parts for this would consist of. The S/N is 4934I. Would it have a wooden handguard, or one of those resin ones?
    I did the same rescue job on a QVE45. I +1 vote on the Foxx stock, he does a great job. Here's mine https://kiwimedals.com/rebuilding-the-k43/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarf View Post
    I did the same rescue job on a QVE45. I +1 vote on the Foxx stock, he does a great job. Here's mine https://kiwimedals.com/rebuilding-the-k43/
    Sweet looking rifle. I fon't suppose you have any spare parts left over from your project, do you?

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    So would the bolt-hold open feature be present on the bolt carrier for an i-block BLM K43?

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    Yes.

    I believe all BLM made G/K43s had bolt carrier hold opens on them.

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