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This is one of the strangest things that I have seen in a long time.. This weapon was purchased from a 30th. Inf. Division Vet...What is strange the serial number on the bolt arm is matching to the weapon yet 'x' out, you can see the serial number 1938 under the Xs, the suffex A is left un 'X', and the four digit SN. put on the bolt upper flat in German style... The weapon is all matched in all respects....Any answers why this was done????
 

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Great piece, i believe the serial on handle basis was stamped by germans. best regards,Andy
 

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That's really weird!! No idea!! VZ 33's and 33/40's were all numbered on the back of the bolt, not the top of the root? Maybe an early attempt at standardization by the Krauts that was quickly abandoned? Anyways, it really wouldn't bother me that much!! & Yup, your band is on backwards....... My favorite Mauser!!! BW, BB
 

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why would germans move serial to bolt flat then when they modified rifle to G33/40 put it back to Czech positon on back? strange!
 
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