I'm new to the site. I collected for 25+ years and then, do to illness, sold my entire collection. Just today I vetted this rifle in a small nearby town from the son of the gentleman that sent it home. It's completely matched end to end, including the stock (see below). I was more of a regalia collector than a weapons collector, so my knowledge on these rifles is minimal at best. I'm hoping that someone here can tell me more about what I have.
1 W eagle left of serial number
1 N eagle (no number) front of receiver left side on barrel
3 full eagles with 211 on right side of receiver
1 stylized n eagle on bolt release 655
1 stylized n eagle bottom of bolt handle ?40
1 stylized n eagle on bolt guide number 1
1 stylized n eagle on bolt guide mount 280
1 stylized eagle on follower 211
1 stylized eagle on butt plate WaA1
2 stylized n eagles on right side of barrel below rear sight base 28
rear sight assembly
3 stylized n eagles 211
1 stylized n eagle 655 (on spring)
1 on rear sight slider stylized n eagle, two digit number not readable
1 stylized n eagle on floor plate 211
2 stylized n eagles on trigger guard 211
1 stylized n eagle rear barrel band 211
1 stylized n eagle on front barrel band 211
1 stylized n eagle on bayonet lug base 280
1 stylized n eagle on front sight 280
Barrel marked cxm, right side just in front of receiver ring
Original sling buckle marked gmk (small letters)
sling lock marked L&F (sling is cross hatched to represent snake skin)
Stock is, I believe, a GEW rework. A hole through the grip has been plugged and the original sling swivel mount on the bottom of the butt stock has been plugged.
Markings on the buttstock are as follows;
left side, parallel to butt plate E29773
left side, sling slot 12 inside a square
bottom of grip E
bottom of stock just in front of original sling mount 6883 (matches SN.)
What would be the reasoning behind revamping an older stock to fit this weapon?
thank you very much,
New Bremen, Ohio
I've got a BSW, marked 1937 on the receiver.
Serial # 132x. Most parts match, but it is not in a walnut stock...but rather in a very blonde laminate. All pre or ealrly war metal on the gun....no stamped stuff.
Weirmar eagles, and Nazi waffenampts. not a russian capture, but a vet bringback. Everything is very clean, but a muddy bore that will not come bright no matter how much polish or fire lapping.
I know this is an old thread, but in case you're still collecting data, I figured I'd add the details from my RC 1937 Sauer.
S/147 31xxI W/W+N
The firing proofs on the left side of the receiver and barrel are both Weimar. On the right sight of the receiver are 1x Nazi WaA 359 and 2x Weimar WaA 214. The rear sight base is marked with 3x WaA 359, and the front sight base is marked with 1x WaA 214. (The rest of the rifle is typical RC mixmaster.)