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SS Double Claw Sniper

mdarnell19

Beavis Moderator Intern
I picked this last year. Got it from a guy who didn't know what he had, so I practically stole it. But still took me 3 years salary to pay for it.

This one is pictured in Volume II b (first picture is from the book). SS Double Claw built on a SSZZA4 depot rifle, hence why it has a flat butt plate. All matching except for the front band. Never thought I would own such a rifle. Very grateful to a good friend for selling it to me.
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BMWMilhist

Member
Fantastic rifle Matt, congrats! That’s a real jewel. Glad you were able to “pull one over” on the previous owner haha.
 

CanadianAR

Maple Syrup Mod Eh
I wonder why they stamped some parts and arc-pencilled the bolt. I have used an old old arc pencil and it isn’t easy to use.
 

pzjgr

EOD - bombs and bullets
Nice score, I have held that rifle, even have pics of it...just an amazing example!
 

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mdarnell19

Beavis Moderator Intern
Thanks guys. It’s an incredible piece of history IMO.

Mike, funny thing is the guy I got it from use to have those exact same granite countertops. Lol
 

Absolut

Senior Member
I wonder why they stamped some parts and arc-pencilled the bolt. I have used an old old arc pencil and it isn’t easy to use.

The EP is part of SSZZA4 accepted rework and not connected with the sniper conversion which was outcarried by Waffenwerke Brünn. The sniper conversion then was accepted by SSZZA2.
 

sturmgrenadier

Senior Member
That’s some friend Matt, I can’t imagine what you had to dangle in front of him to get it. Incredible find, thanks for sharing
 

Dave Roberts

Is that a scope you have in your pocket?
Very rare variant indeed , I am aware of only 2 of this type SSDC both have matching Optics . Excellent addition to Your collection Matt . IMHO You put one over on the previous owner . :laugh:
 

CanadianAR

Maple Syrup Mod Eh
The EP is part of SSZZA4 accepted rework and not connected with the sniper conversion which was outcarried by Waffenwerke Brünn. The sniper conversion then was accepted by SSZZA2.

Still doesn’t explain why the gun is mostly stamped only some arc pencilled. Just kind of peculiar practice
 

mrfarb

No War Eagles For You!
Still doesn’t explain why the gun is mostly stamped only some arc pencilled. Just kind of peculiar practice

This is how most SSZZA4 rifles are done. Why would they? Good question, some of these have stamped matching bolts, some have very few “stamped” numbers. It’s possible it was just easier than stamping. Even though it’s hard to you, it may have been easy for them using it as often as they did. It’s a good example considering it’s mismatched and a restored sporter.


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mdarnell19

Beavis Moderator Intern
Sounds like the previous owner screwed me. I can probably get my money back or try selling it on gunbroker (since a high turret with the wrong stock and mismatch scope sold for 17k).
 

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