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mckinney
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Distinguishing military from commercial action
      #316370 - 15/05/18 01:29 AM

Can anyone tell whether this is a military or commercial action?

http://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp...7&saletype=

Note that there are some other photos beneath this one. They will appear if you click the spots marked 'image to follow'.

Thanks


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justcurious
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Re: Distinguishing military from commercial action [Re: mckinney]
      #316372 - 15/05/18 02:43 AM

Military action modified.

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Re: Distinguishing military from commercial action [Re: mckinney]
      #316373 - 15/05/18 02:51 AM


IMHO a highly reworked ex-military action, scrubbed of all markings. Aftermarket modern bottom metal, aftermarket M70-type bolt shroud and safety. Bolt handle altered to low profile with a giant knob added. Non –standard British scope mount bases. Nicely executed, but I like neither bolt handle nor buttstock shape.


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Re: Distinguishing military from commercial action [Re: kuduae]
      #316375 - 15/05/18 03:21 AM

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IMHO a highly reworked ex-military action, scrubbed of all markings. Aftermarket modern bottom metal, aftermarket M70-type bolt shroud and safety. Bolt handle altered to low profile with a giant knob added. Non –standard British scope mount bases. Nicely executed, but I like neither bolt handle nor buttstock shape.


I am mystified by the checkering pattern on the forend. That part, at least, is poorly executed.

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Huvius
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Re: Distinguishing military from commercial action [Re: Carpetsahib]
      #316377 - 15/05/18 04:48 AM

The big knob is, I think, a rubber ball pushed over the steel knob.

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Re: Distinguishing military from commercial action [Re: Huvius]
      #316381 - 15/05/18 06:36 AM

If you blow up the photo the ball looks leather.

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mckinney
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Re: Distinguishing military from commercial action [Re: casper50]
      #316413 - 16/05/18 12:20 AM

Gents, thanks for the responses. I guess it must be military since most people wouldn't grind off original Mauser markings.

I don't care for the high comb stock or the golf ball sized bolt handle myself, but have always wanted a McKay Brown piece of some kind. Unfortunately this one is probably not importable.


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