After further research, I'm thinking that both the close together and the further apart script lettering is correct. Have found rifles to be both ways although further apart is less prevalent. The rifle in post #1 with the script CE further apart also has the correct WaA markings for that year. Also, in 1943 the script CE was changed to a block style CE toward the end of the "b" letter serial range, which you may already know. However, the CE in post #7 that I posted looks different compared to the others I have seen.
JPS is my favorite of the Manufacturers/Assemblers of k98ks. JPS was more of an assembler since they did not manufacture their own receivers. There are many variations thats why I originally posted that the big split ce marking is "questionable" or a strange abnormality. I have not come across any that can be touched and inspected so far in my collecting with such a distance between the C and E. This in general reaks of JPS though. They definately were not Mauser Oberndorf by any means which in my experience is pretty spot on in regards to the "way they did things".
Having said that, the top receiver markings on the CE41 from post #1 look legit to me. The seperated C E looks to be more uncommon or dare I say "rarer". Yes they are further apart than in my ce41, but mine is a "L' block which puts them far apart from each other so that doesnt help much. The FP and serial font "b' block look legit as well and exactly like my "b" block 42. Overall IMO the rifle in question is a nice looking bolt mistmatch, but the capture papers seem bogus.... The ink just looks too fresh for one
Here is my CE41 Slant Script RC with uncommon "dfb" BSW barrel. Walther supplied receiver "359"
Here is my CE42 Slant Script with uncommon "dfb" BSW barrel. Walther supplied receiver "359"
"Also, in 1943 the script CE was changed to a block style CE toward the end of the "b" letter serial range"
Unfortunately this statement I find to be completely untrue so Bob Jensen got it wrong or simply did not have access to enough examples or serial studies and here is why....
My CE43 receiver. Script CE. Barrel removed by gunsmith for bubba. Erma supplied receiver "280" with gothic Mod 98. Serial 9352 "d" block, so pretty close to the start of the "e" block
I have a "C" block barreled receiver "resto" assembled by Sauer with an AR43 top receiver code and Erma "280"proof on the right side. Just to throw that out there as another variation of JPS....