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Old 12-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #21
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or shipped into the USA before 1968?
Possible.

Also, it looks like some of the stamps on this rifle were modified/stamped out. There are two areas on the receiver. Both about the same size, and both in about the same location on each side of the receiver. At first, I though it may have been pitting, but the rest of the rifle has little to no pitting at all. It's just these two spots that are like this.

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Here's the pics. I also wanted to learn a little about the history of this rifle, so I included all of the codes and stamps. Any ideas on what they mean? (I already know about the WaA63 Waffenampt and the S43)

Marking on receiver - left side

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Markings on receiver - right side

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On top of receiver

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On bottom of receiver

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On barrel near chamber

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On right side of barrel

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Under rear sight - right side


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The postman came today.

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So How does the bolt feel in the action?

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So How does the bolt feel in the action?
Nice and smooth.
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Nice and smooth.
looks good Aaron!

you are going to convert it to a side swing safety so it will clear a scope?


http://www.midwayusa.com/product/877219/dakota-mauser-98-bolt-shroud-with-3-position-safety-steel-in-the-white
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looks good Aaron!

you are going to convert it to a side swing safety so it will clear a scope?


http://www.midwayusa.com/product/877219/dakota-mauser-98-bolt-shroud-with-3-position-safety-steel-in-the-white
Not sure yet, though $100+ seems kind of steep for a safety.

Some of the Timney triggers I looked at had a safety built in. It would require a little inletting to the stock, but that's not an issue.

http://www.timneytriggers.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=4 4



This is also an option, though would require a little more work.

http://www.timneytriggers.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=4 7



Question, what's the difference between the Timney sportsman triggers, and the Timney featherweight triggers other than being able to adjust the featherweight trigger a half pound less?
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Not sure yet, though $100+ seems kind of steep for a safety.

Some of the Timney triggers I looked at had a safety built in. It would require a little inletting to the stock, but that's not an issue.

http://www.timneytriggers.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=4 4

This is also an option, though would require a little more work.

http://www.timneytriggers.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=4 7


Question, what's the difference between the Timney sportsman triggers, and the Timney featherweight triggers other than being able to adjust the featherweight trigger a half pound less?
if going to a trigger mounted safety, i would consider a smooth bolt shroud.

IIRC, the Sportsman is more for a hunting rifle and the Featherweight is more for a target rifle.


http://www.midwayusa.com/product/546255/sunny-hill-fn-style-bolt-shroud-without-safety-cut-mauser-98-steel-in-the-white
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Update. I know pretty much what all I'm going to do to this rifle now. Specs are below.

Trigger - Timney Featherweight
Barrel - Kreiger #8 Standard Target
Rings and bases - Talley
Scope - Sightron SIII 6-24x50mm LR MOA 2 Reticle
Stock - Boyds Prairie Hunter Stock (glass bedded)
Finish - Rust blue.

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This is gonna get good as they say!
Just a heads up, this is going to be a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG thread. It's already two months old.

Let's just say that the barrel and scope are not cheap. Not cheap at all. It will take a while to save up for them. Plus I keep getting side tracked by good deals on guns.

Should be an interesting journey though.
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