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K98K JP Sauer 1940 - Original Stock Finish?

PatickD

Member
Hi guys,

A recent pickup is an all matching K98K 1940 JP Sauer.

Nice salty one, in original shape. Looks like it came straight out of the closet.

I can usually tell a sanded/cleaned stock from a mile away. This one, I am not 100% sure though… I think because it’s dirty.

This stock still has a open grain texture. With visible cartouches and stamps.

See attached:


What’s everyone’s thoughts, original stock finish? Or, touched up?

Thanks,
-Danny
 
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PatickD

Member
Thanks guys. I was leaning to sanded. Probably a long time ago. It has gotten dirty over time. Made it hard for me to be 100% sure.

Thanks,
-D
 
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PatickD

Member
The edges of the bolt cut out are rounded, where originally, they were sharp. This is always a giveaway that a stock has been sanded.

Generally yes. But, I’ve also handled well worn unsanded rifles with a rounded bolt cutout.

If you feel this stock, it feels like many of the other unsanded ones I’ve handled/own.
 

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