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The Swede bases contained lock screws to keep the base mounting screws from backing out as well as two dowl pins drilled completely through the base and receiver.

I believe that the locking screws weren't time or cost effective so they opted to just peen the head of the base mounting screws into the reccess left vaccant by the ommission of the lock screws.

I too have seen m/41's with holes in the base for lock screws and there weren't any lock screws present and the head of the base mounting screws were not peened into the reccess either. I don't know why the Swede's would back up to a proccess they already knew wasn't effective. I can speculate and say they must of thought the rifles were not going to be used so they didn't need the bases to stay in place or that the rifles were already in the proccess of being surplused so the Swede's were assembling rifles from parts and they knew the rifles weren't going to be used by their troops so they made a short cut....Jim


Thanks Swede for the heads up. I've altered my post to be accurate.
 
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