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Seemingly a "typical" Bulgarian carb, but let's review the markings.
- "Budapest 1914" (Made in Budapest, part of the 1914 Bulgarian Contract)
- "Wn-Eagle-17" (Austrian acceptance marked in 1917)
- "S-Lion-7" (Czech Olomouc acceptance mark 1919-22)
- "S" re-chamber mark (Austria/Bulgaria 1930-40)

My question is if it was shipped to Bulgaria in 1914, how did it end up in Austria for its Wn-17 acceptance in 1917?
Or if it was sequestered in 1914 and never made it to Bulgaria, why did they wait 3 years during the war, until 1917 to accept it in Wiener-neustadt?
Are there any records of the 1914 Bulgarian Contract being sequestered?
 

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Probably easy way reciever is different bulgarian contract and barell is of austrian production that was used postwar in Czechoslovakia and later rechambered to 95/34 and exported to Bulgaria, where it was refurbished with older reciever or by matching origin numbers it was refurbished in Austria in WW1?Heino Hintermeier speaks about not delivered 1914 contract to Bulgaria.b.r.Andy
 

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My question is if it was shipped to Bulgaria in 1914, how did it end up in Austria for its Wn-17 acceptance in 1917?
The 1914 Buda contract was largely sequestered by Austria when WWI started, so this rifle may not have been shipped to Bulgaria (around 10,000 were delivered). Second, the barrel is very likely a replacement if marked 1917.
 
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