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I'd say the 4 probably got stamped crooked, or the 4 stamp got mashed and just looks like a 1. As far as I know, the TC AS FA ANKARA markings are all post-Ottoman, and back then the 1910 date would be in arabic.
 

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It looks like 1940 to me...
 

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Nice find!

A 1940-made rifle which either has been nicely reworked, or is in extraordinarily beautiful condition. If you can, please share and post some more pics.

Alexander
 

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I don't know enough to tell you what it is, other than that by that photo it looks like a great looking rifle. I'd love to see some more pics.
 

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badly struck "4" in 1940 Kkale

Very common defect in Kirikkale-made Turk mausers (1940-46). ( Pre-production runs done in late 1939, factory established by CZ and ASFA in 1938-39.)

Go to Parallax Turkish Board and check your serial number against my (DocAV) survey...the number will correspond with the 1940 range.

The finish looks "pimped up"--- Even newish K'kale Mausers don't "shine"...they were a Dull Blue.

Good example none the less.

Regards, Doc AV
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My 1940 K.Kale receiver is so poorly stamped it almost appears "melted" - Nice looking rifle even in reworked condition. My 1940 Turk was my first real milsurp, it's what started me down the path of collecting all of this old crap. ;)
 

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My 1940 K.Kale has the same shiney blue finish. It was a $29.95 special from either J&G or Big 5 a few years back.
 
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