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1942 dou

Peter S

Senior Member
I got this from a buddy of mine a few years back. He had bought it and while he was cleaning it, he noticed that the floorplate was numbered 1240 instead of 1246. I told him it was probably a factory mismatch and not to worry about it. From that point he wanted nothing to do with the rifle, so I helped him out. Not an easy code/year to find.

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no block letter on the bolt root, is that typical of dou 42 rifles? nice to see it in the bc. Always nice to help a friend!
We wanting matching numbers because it tells us the rifle is factory original. This is clearly a factory error which means it is still a factory original rifle.

Very nice rifle.
Nice rifle, made in Slovakia in 1942, i assume the floorplate could be changed even by cleaning by soldiers by unit, when they got a consecutive numbers, the 6 and 0 looks very similar.
That was certainly ridiculous on his part and good for you. I would have been happy to 'help him out' as well. I really like it!
I have dou 42 98K 5235b. It was taken as a souvenir by my uncle at the surrender of St. Nazire in May, 1945. He boxed it up and shipped it home to his grandfather. I inherited it in 2003. It's in nice shape, with a perfect bore. I'm still looking for the original bolt.
Thank you all for looking and commenting. I was very happy to acquire the rifle even with the (factory) mismatched floorplate.

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