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Old 06-16-2019, 09:03 AM
Reliabilityman Reliabilityman is offline
 
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Recently picked this up. It looks to be correct? Thoughts from those who are more experienced? 1-43 barrel with muz of 1. X on top of bolt, rounded spring in stock forearm. Correct stock and butplate.








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Old 06-16-2019, 09:16 AM
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Looks like you did well! Seems like an early SC with a correct stock.
Was this a local purchase?
Congrats on a nice rifle
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:08 AM
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You have a splendid rifle. The only issues I see is that the late square-lug "X" marked bolt is a replacement and the lower band and stacking band appear to be a replacements.

Thanks for sharing! And Happy Fathers' Day!

J.B.

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Old 06-16-2019, 10:08 AM
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Very nice fairly early production SC! Your barrel date is the earliest January 43 I have recorded that I think is original to the rifle. Most examples in the range of yours have 12-42. It would be reasonable to speculate your receiver was simply delayed in production and received a later barrel. (of course there are other reasonable solutions too). I might have expected to see a blued stacking band and a blued lower band assembly.

Can you please confirm the groove count? All examples of 1-43 barrels that I have recorded have been 6 groove.

Great rifle and thanks for the pics!
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:22 AM
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Now that is a Beaut!!
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:57 PM
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Congratulations! That is a nice rifle.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:09 AM
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Looks like you did well! Seems like an early SC with a correct stock.
Was this a local purchase?
Congrats on a nice rifle
Of all things can you believe this was sitting on the floor (not in a rack or one of the glass cases) at a Cabelas in the fine gun section leaning against the center counter alongside a bunch of funky Turkish mausers and a rough looking 1903. The Mausers were in a floor rack but not this. Story goes an employee who collected military rifles traded this and the others in for a modern auto shotgun.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:11 AM
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Very nice fairly early production SC! Your barrel date is the earliest January 43 I have recorded that I think is original to the rifle. Most examples in the range of yours have 12-42. It would be reasonable to speculate your receiver was simply delayed in production and received a later barrel. (of course there are other reasonable solutions too). I might have expected to see a blued stacking band and a blued lower band assembly.

Can you please confirm the groove count? All examples of 1-43 barrels that I have recorded have been 6 groove.

Great rifle and thanks for the pics!
This is actually a 4 groove barrel.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:13 AM
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You have a splendid rifle. The only issues I see is that the late square-lug "X" marked bolt is a replacement and the lower band and stacking band appear to be a replacements.

Thanks for sharing! And Happy Fathers' Day!

J.B.
Thank you sir! I appreciate your knowledge in this and previous posts I have read.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:33 AM
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Simply outstanding rifle. Doubtless it will give you many years of pleasure at the range and in the woods and fields. Sincerely. bruce.
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