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    Is this a presentation rifle given to a high ranking officer or an other American official after the liberation of Luxembourg in 1944?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNPROFOR1994 View Post
    Is this a presentation rifle given to a high ranking officer or an other American official after the liberation of Luxembourg in 1944?
    Unknown but doubtful. I don't know where that medallion originated. First time seen it on a Luxie m/1900.

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    Well it's identical to the backside of this medal http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/p...ducts_id=11942 given mostly to American forces after the liberation of Luxembourg. That's why I think it could be a presentation rifle for a high ranking American Officer.

    Why don't you try contacting (e-mail: [email protected]) the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History http://www.mnhm.net/cms/index.php/en/, they have one of the nicest WW2 collections in Europe. I'm sure they can give you some more information if this really is an official presentation rifle.
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    The medal is engraved in French and reads "The Luxemburg people. Grateful to its liberators". So, it most probably concerns a presentation rifle.

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    Maybe...Medal give to a person....
    And he got the rifle some how?
    Put the two to gether for himself?
    His memory of service?

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    The bronze medal(lion) seems to be pressed in a steel retainer ring, that's not bubba's handywork. If it was mine I would try to do some research and send an e-mail to these organisations and ask if they have knowledge of similar presentation rifles. Even if they don't know they could lead you to person that does.

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    - http://www.lacs.lu/cultural-society/mission/ - http://washington.mae.lu/en - https://luxembourg.usembassy.gov/ - http://www.armee.lu/

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    If you look at this rifle , we have seen it before . The barreled action was sold on Gunbroker in 2014 . Nothing stated about the stock or disc . Bubba has worked on this one !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Scroll down to the list of Luxembourg rifles known to us .

    When did you get this rifle ??????????
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    I have wondered what happened to that one, I bid on it. So who stamped L160 in the stock? Looks to be a fresh stamp doesn't it?
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    Default Luxembourg stamp ?????????

    Yes , it looks like Bubba has ripped off a collector !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Check out the stock numbers on a correct Luxembourg stock and this stock . No doubt they are fresh cut numbers . The font on the #6 does not match the " L63 " . I only hope the owner did not pay big bucks for his rifle . My guess , the numbers in the barrel channel are a serial number for a Swedish Mauser & it had the stock disc cutout for a Unit or bore disc . Bubba had to find something to fill that in . Fresh white metal around the medallion should be tarnished . Not sure if steel or aluminum ?

    It does still have the mismatched #222 bolt assembly . That part has not changed .
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    Bubba sure has a good toolshop and a criminal mind... This is a real counterfeit and has nothing to do with restauring.

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    They certainly knew what they were doing in order to put the numbers on the stock like they did. Definitely see some deception possibly coming into play here.
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    Look closely at the " L 160 " stock number . It is engraved , not stamped like " L 63 " . Could be done on an engraving machine or CNC milling machine . A good programmer could make a program to match those numbers & letter .

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    Viking 1911 won the barreled action. If you look at the site that the identical Luxemborg medal was on says it was sold and that it was rare. Perhaps the barreled action that went for like $450, this medal for a hundred or so, a Mauser stock and correct front band and bingo, Rare Luxemborg m96 Mauser for sale, $1500. The cleaning rod looks correct but it looks new. You don't suppose Mr. Humper took a Swedish rod, ground the serrations off and polished it up to make a Lux. rod? I mean where do you find a correct Lux. rod?
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    @Dutchman: Is this your rifle or is ErikW an acquiantance whose rifles you are showcasing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdawg View Post
    Viking 1911 won the barreled action. If you look at the site that the identical Luxemborg medal was on says it was sold and that it was rare. Perhaps the barreled action that went for like $450, this medal for a hundred or so, a Mauser stock and correct front band and bingo, Rare Luxemborg m96 Mauser for sale, $1500. The cleaning rod looks correct but it looks new. You don't suppose Mr. Humper took a Swedish rod, ground the serrations off and polished it up to make a Lux. rod? I mean where do you find a correct Lux. rod?
    I wondered about the cleaning rod, too. Never saw one like that on the other Luxembourg m/1900 before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNPROFOR1994 View Post
    @Dutchman: Is this your rifle or is ErikW an acquiantance whose rifles you are showcasing?
    The subject line explains who's rifle it is.

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    Thought it looked just a little odd!

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    I'm going to take this thread down tomorrow. I should've paid more attention before I put it up but
    I didn't!!

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