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S/42 1936

Sauer_Kraut

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My heart sunk a little when I read "deactivated" on the posting. Pin in the chamber and muzzle welded over. She looks like an honest rifle.
 

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Absolut

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Pin in the chamber and muzzle welded over.
Sounds restorable. Carefully drill out that pin and try to press out from rear that muzzle weld, at worst drill out. Don't get me wrong, nothing I'd want to shoot, but at least make it look better.
 

student of history

Zorba The Geek
It’s a nice rifle, but at $2,695.00 CAD it’s tough to swallow the fact that it’s been deactivated. Resto likely isn’t impossible, but I’m sure the bolt and firing pin have been shaved and there’s likely some sort of modification to the receiver itself… so it’s not one I’d chase.

The trouble is, the dewatt collectors in Canada don’t understand / appreciate the difference between a matching example and a RC. One of my buds paid $1200 for a matching dot1944 in a beautiful walnut stock (but it had been deactivated), and when he went to sell it, that entire circle of dewatt collectors thought it should be priced at $500-$700… so there’s basically no winning once it’s been welded up (at least not in Canada)….
 

Sauer_Kraut

Senior Member
It’s a nice rifle, but at $2,695.00 CAD it’s tough to swallow the fact that it’s been deactivated. Resto likely isn’t impossible, but I’m sure the bolt and firing pin have been shaved and there’s likely some sort of modification to the receiver itself… so it’s not one I’d chase.

The trouble is, the dewatt collectors in Canada don’t understand / appreciate the difference between a matching example and a RC. One of my buds paid $1200 for a matching dot1944 in a beautiful walnut stock (but it had been deactivated), and when he went to sell it, that entire circle of dewatt collectors thought it should be priced at $500-$700… so there’s basically no winning once it’s been welded up (at least not in Canada)….
I could always ask for clarification. However, I thought you couldn't "restore" deactivated guns in Canada?
 

student of history

Zorba The Geek
I could always ask for clarification. However, I thought you couldn't "restore" deactivated guns in Canada?
It’s most certainly illegal to alter the deactivation of a full auto firearm. You can get jail time for that, but I don’t know what the rules and regulations are regarding a bolt action rifle. It’s not something I’ve ever had the desire to look into. It’s probably not a good idea though. Maybe ask a lawyer or contact a licensed shop. You could also search the site of the RCMP for clarification.
Did you collect the serial number on that dot?
I may have a photo somewhere. Are you recording the serial numbers of walnut dots? If so, I’ll email you or private message you.
 
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