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  1. Thread: G43

    by LTCar
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    Mount is original but the bands and screws are...

    Mount is original but the bands and screws are repro. There is something about the stock that does not look right, and, of course, there are very few pics of it. It has had a finish removed.
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    Mount is original. Nothing wrong with it. It is...

    Mount is original. Nothing wrong with it. It is a transitional mount. The vast majority of 359 "Round" mounts have the solid "staked" axis pin for the locking lever. This one has the earlier...
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    There is a little more to this one. It is an...

    There is a little more to this one. It is an AC45, not a 44. If it is in fact a 44, then there is really something wrong here. Sling is post war Israeli. Stock appears lightly sanded and coated. ...
  4. Thread: bcd G43

    by LTCar
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    BE ADVISED: This seller also has this posted in...

    BE ADVISED: This seller also has this posted in the WTS threads on the k98k forum.
  5. Thread: bcd G43

    by LTCar
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    Actually, that's a nice bcd. I'm not liking the...

    Actually, that's a nice bcd. I'm not liking the front sight hood though. Its too short in height. Too bad about the damage near the toe of the stock. Laminate separation can be fixed easy enough....
  6. Thread: K43

    by LTCar
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    Stock does look good. Some areas of the stock...

    Stock does look good. Some areas of the stock you can see the "cobbing" effect that is typical of late war stocks. The only concerns I would have is that I am not liking how the barrel band is set....
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    GOOD TO SEE NOBODY BIDDING THIS K43!

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=554975208

    WOW, where to start? Stained stock. Post war sling. Forced matching numbers- bolt carrier is 214 on a 359 receiver. Has poorly...
  8. Thread: k43 sniper

    by LTCar
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    A nice original unnumbered early 359 Square end...

    A nice original unnumbered early 359 Square end mount ruined by bogus numbers. Not even close to original dual-numbered stamped mounts. Original stamped dual-numbered mounts have the full scope...
  9. Thread: K43

    by LTCar
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    I'm astonished! All things considered, there in...

    I'm astonished! All things considered, there in nothing special about this K43. It simply is a run of the mill late war K43 that never saw field use. Over sold by about $2000.00. Seller hit the...
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    G43, Oh Give Me a Break!

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=514452281

    Not much of a description. He fails to mention the stock is also a repro. A threaded muzzle in the "L" block of production, no...
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    They Must Be Desperate!

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=511733834

    There is so much wrong with this G43 duv 44 and its already over $2k. They must be desperate to own a duv. Reconditioned by a "G43...
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    A TOTAL FAKE!

    Besides the characteristics already noted, the real telling is the reticle. Notice how a very rare scope with special reticle is on sale without any pictures of the reticle. I have seen some of...
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    Wow, yee 'ol pipe wrench sure got a work out on...

    Wow, yee 'ol pipe wrench sure got a work out on the bolt carrier handle.
  14. Matt, although the font looks OK I have never...

    Matt, although the font looks OK I have never seen such narrow numbers. Need a closer look. I'm on the fence on this one but leaning towards bogus. Never say "never" in collecting though.
  15. Thread: G33/40

    by LTCar
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    Too bad someone coated the stock. If it were not...

    Too bad someone coated the stock. If it were not for the stock, I would be interested in it.
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    Its a FAKE. I've always been suspicious of...

    Its a FAKE. I've always been suspicious of anything coming out of the old East block countries. Although it looks really good, the give away is that if this ZF4 was calibrated to the kurz round,...
  17. Thread: K43

    by LTCar
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    You are correct. I should have made that more...

    You are correct. I should have made that more clear.
  18. Thread: K43

    by LTCar
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    Stock has been varnished; probably sanded too. ...

    Stock has been varnished; probably sanded too. Too few pictures. Looks to have a nice conditioned mag. I wonder what maker it is? Definitely a dual lug receiver. Except for the stock, everything...
  19. Thread: G43

    by LTCar
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    There are some serious issues with this G43. Not...

    There are some serious issues with this G43. Not only are the above statements correct in that the buttplate has been reblued, so has the whole receiver. Of larger issue is the damage to the bolt...
  20. Thread: QVE 45

    by LTCar
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    IMHO, this is an "OK" rifle. It would be a nice...

    IMHO, this is an "OK" rifle. It would be a nice place holder in a collection. Some things to take a close look at: Pic #74 shows the auto-dust cover edge (the part that hooks under the bolt...
  21. Thread: G43 Mount

    by LTCar
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    One picture. Just one picture??? I would say so...

    One picture. Just one picture??? I would say so if I was trying to pass off a FAKE for an original. Mount is total Fake. Prove me wrong with more pictures.
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    An interesting rifle in deed. A bit more than...

    An interesting rifle in deed. A bit more than just surface pitting throughout. BLM placed the serial number letter block in their stocks throughout the war. I did not see a "B" placed below the SN...
  23. Thread: "L" Marked Zf4

    by LTCar
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    It is a FAKE "L" marked scope. First, the dial...

    It is a FAKE "L" marked scope. First, the dial marker is a bold arrow which did not appear on war time scopes until the very end in the 82K to 83k range. Secondly, it has been noted that original...
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    Don't be so fast to judge.

    Let me tell you a short related story. When I was a young teenager just starting to be allowed to go with my father and his older brother to Elk hunting camp, we had a propane cast iron 3 burner...
  25. Thread: Nice G43

    by LTCar
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    GO FIGURE???

    Currently over $2k for the one in question and this one has no bids. What???
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=473667611
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