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"Hello old mate!" - that Mauser Oberndorf USED to be mine! Bought from Barry, traded back to Barry. I know that stock INTIMATELY - it came from Norway (NOT original to rifle), and is solid walnut. I restored the stock from what it was (Norwegian lacquered) and hand-rubbed it with oil. THe number with a dash each side of it on the buttplate is the Norwegian serial.

Glad to see it went to a good home. I still have some WaA655 parts I was going to put on it if you want them - unnumbered safety, rear sight etc.

Where in WA are you? I am Armadale. Got 2 more from Barry - KEEPERS



 

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Never shot it. Traded it back to Barry for a safe!

Yes, ALL the new batch pre-sold almost instantly. I looked over 7 or 8 - most were BYF (Oberndorf mid-war).

The 2 I have are a LOVELY BCD '43 (from Barry), and a S/137 '37 (from Vadim in NSW). I don't have any good pictures, and stilll waiting for these to be put on my license. Totally rebuilding them with correct maker parts, as in original RC trim are just plain FUGLY and not Mauser sensual :D

MOST of the Norwegian stocks do NOT have the markings removed. Some light (like yours), since the Norwegians tended to scrape / sand refinish them, and apply a lacquer finish (which I always remove).

As to parts for yours, checking my parts drawers I have an unnumbered safety, an Oberndorf bolt body (NOT RC electro-pencil renumber), original finish rear sight, and a muzzle/front sight protector (NOT hood - the early guns had a slip-over front sight protector that detaches for firing). I even have a sling if I was persuaded enough.



 

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Those repro slings are very, err, ho-hum. Not too much like the originals at all. I do also have some chargers - I think 5 or 6 Czech ones.

If I selected the rifle for myself, you can be assured there's a LOT going for it :D Yes, the bore is average, but seeing I am a collector, and NOT a shooter, it didn't worry me too much. The metal is SUPER nice for an RC - typical early war Oberndorf where they still took time and effort to finish a rifle. The RC "X" is also pretty small (both mine do NOT have the capture mark)

The rod in it is reproduction too, from the rifle I bought from Vadim. I may have a spare original.

ORIGINALLY, your rifle had a decent laminate stock, shellaced to heck. The stock was from a different maker.



 
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