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Questionable but interesting...bnz42 'single rune'

hale1940

Senior Member
There is an apparent bnz42 'single rune' on a popular auction site.

Now, right out of the gate I do not like the trigger guard, floor plate, or front band numbers. To my eyes they are all bad. I am also doubtful of the bolt serials. The stock also appears to be an MO.

However, the receiver itself is kind of interesting. Appears to be a Steyr made bnz42 with a 'single rune' stamp. The receiver has no final acceptance. There is no letter suffix to the serial. And the firing proof appears to be that unique style of eagle that shows up on some early SS contract rifles. Also the barrel code (CircleW Bo) lines up with very early SS contract production.

So, is it possible that this barreled receiver is actually a legit SS contract example using a diverted bnz42 receiver? Would love to know some others thoughts on this.
 

hale1940

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mrfarb

No War Eagles For You!
Staff member
Its possibly legit, but the problem you run in to - if they faked all the numbers on small parts (which is clear) you really can't trust much of the rifle now, especially from those photos. I'll say though its a possible combination, but rather than diverted receiver I'd say salvaged/reclaimed or even new from previous production, as at the time it would have been built the factory was well in to bnz43 using Radom receivers (this is a Steyr made receiver). The Radom receivers are what I would consider diverted, just a point of observation.
 

hale1940

Senior Member
Its possibly legit, but the problem you run in to - if they faked all the numbers on small parts (which is clear) you really can't trust much of the rifle now, especially from those photos. I'll say though its a possible combination, but rather than diverted receiver I'd say salvaged/reclaimed or even new from previous production, as at the time it would have been built the factory was well in to bnz43 using Radom receivers (this is a Steyr made receiver). The Radom receivers are what I would consider diverted, just a point of observation.

Thanks Mike. I appreciate the clarification on terminology there. I agree salvaged/reclaimed is a better way of putting it given the timeline.

I guess my thoughts on this is that someone came across a legitimate and interesting SS contract receiver and then decided to build out on it....you know...for those SS dollars. It looks as those whoever did it might have been somewhat aware of SS contract numbering conventions, given the way the bolt was done up (no gas shield or cocking piece numbers).

Anything on the R/S?

It doesn't look like anything is on the right side.
 
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mauser99

Senior Member
there was another posted here recently either a single rune or SS contract or other built up on a bnz42 receiver so its possible for sure.. the rest of it is a train wreck for sure..
 

mrfarb

No War Eagles For You!
Staff member
Bolt could be good - but it’s such a crapshoot when dealing with humped up guns.
 

hale1940

Senior Member
Bolt could be good - but it’s such a crapshoot when dealing with humped up guns.

The bolt was the one part I was a bit hesitant about. Could be good...could be bad. But Considering the rest of the rifle I feel more comfortable airing on the side of caution.
 

M1903A3

Keeper of the Def's Head
I’m almost afraid to say this but this is a higher quality of fakery if the “artist” knew what should and should not be marked on the bolt. I mean on the one hand you’d be inclined to say that THE LACK of markings in certain places is more likely to mean it’s GOOD rather than bad, which is of course problematic.
 

Hambone

Community Organizer
Staff member
As the prices of K98ks spiral upward, there will be more human turds humping and more of their turd product washing up for us to issue alerts. Some of these human turds or wannabe human turds follow these threads for guidance. You’ve got to be a pretty pathetic excuse for a human to exchange what little integrity you have for what in the big picture is so little money. It’s not like impulse theft or a DUI. It’s calculated petty POS criminal conduct. Just my humble opinions.
 

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