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Assistance request, unknown markings on S/42


Hi all, I am reaching out for assistance regarding a marking on my 1937 S/42 rifle. It is on the receiver ring, just next to the S/N & proof mark. It appears to be two straight line capital W's, over the top of each other with what appears to be an F at the top. It also has some interesting writing on the stock which again, I am hoping someone may have encountered this before & can shed some light. I have uploaded a photo of the full LH side to show the complete stock. Thanks in advance to all who may be able to assist & hopefully, others can learn also.


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Baby Face
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The receiver marking is Waffen Frankonia, big West German gun dealer. I'd guess it has West German proofing in the barrel too.

The writing on the stock is German, but I can only make out "visier auf". Post war scribble, something about the sights.

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