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    I Agree.

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    I just noticed I should have elaborated a bit in post #9 above...

    Absence of depot stamps in the presence of apparent modifications doesn't always mean something as simple as 'mobile repair modification,' as it probably sounded like above. It could definitely point to a Bubba mod, or 'enhancement' by a previous owner. While I fully agree with including that in the consideration of rifles like these, I also think we need at least to consider the possibility of limited repair and rework by entities who left no obvious, tell-tale sign like a depot stamp. The entire rifle and it's components need to be examined in context together.

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    Yes, as an example the German modified Yugo M24s rarely show depot markings.
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    Beautiful rifle, Dave! That's a winner for sure, and a good example of what I mean. It looks completely legit, and the sling slot cut-out is a dead ringer for the one on a M.1895 Dutch Mannlicher rifle I have.

    I think a lot of the assumptions regarding depots need to be re-assessed, including their role when it came to captured materiel. By the same token, the mobile repair units really need to have some light shone on them, as I mentioned above.

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    I have exhausted myself trying to figure out this gun. I think it's period done work , but who knows.............
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    I like your rifle Dave.

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    Thank you / oddity that it is obviously removes it from the mainstream.
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