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Schmidt DSM-34

Pisgah

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Another DSM. This one is a bit rough but I didn't have any other examples for comparison. As far as I can tell, the bolt is in the white and has no markings. I gave up on trying to use my Nikon for now. These photos were taken with a cell phone.
 

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Mauserken

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Another DSM. This one is a bit rough but I didn't have any other examples for comparison. As far as I can tell, the bolt is in the white and has no markings. I gave up on trying to use my Nikon for now. These photos were taken with a cell phone.
I really like this one, but both are really neat. Well done.
Ken
 

mauser99

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there are certain rifles where you can compromise. This is one so incredibly scarce !!! I only know of two and seen only one. Now two I guess . The metal looks redone to me and the poor rifle was badly rusted and then cleaned up and re blued Id say ?? But, just to own one is a feat in itself !! congrats ! this is the swjXe of trainers for sure.. The bolt should be blued and un numbered Id assume. Most early small production dsm's have un numbered bolts.


As far as other examples I think Bob S. has one in his book.. I dont think Bruno's book has one.

Also , what do you make of whats stamped under the serial # ??? I see something or nothing ?
 

Pisgah

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Before I took the photos I thought it was just in rough shape. After looking at the photos I think it was bead blasted (or something similar) and the barreled receiver then reblued. I noticed the same writing underneath the serial number on the right of the receiver ring. I have no idea what that is. It kind of reminds me of an old CAI import mark but this seems like a funny rifle to come to the US like that. I bought it from Empire Arms several months ago. Considering its rarity I didn't pay very much for it. I just happened to open my e-mail account within a minute or two of Dennis posting his New Stuff List and it was mine. I agree that it is one of those rifle's that one would purchase in almost any condition.
 

Fal Grunt

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I would agree the metal has been worked on, but maybe not reblued. Unless they used a bath tub of cold blue. The mottled bumpy finish reminds me of a gun I bought, but I can't think of it at the moment.

Either way, as you said, it is a scarce rifle that is taken in any condition!

I have a pretty rare Mauser 22 that is in even worse condition, it is what it is... I will likely never have the opportunity to buy one in nicer condition!
 

WreckTangle

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A very very very rare rifle in any condition. 1 of 2 known. I love the Schmidt DSM34 because of the maker mark, its so dang cool. Bob Simpson owns the other (S/N# 2077-55 off of yours) one which is pictured in his book pg 172-173. Simpson's has a mismatch bolt in the blue.

If I had to guess, your bolt probably had the bluing removed at some point. There appears to be evidence of pitting on the bolt shroud, as on the receiver which has been re-blued.

But As Mauser99 said, in any condition any of us here would love to have your rifle.

Wow Empire Arms, damn I gave up on that years ago. Shoots myself /s

Your super lucky. Congrats.
 

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