1940 "27" "Matching?"
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    Default 1940 "27" "Matching?"

    Good evening all.

    I recently picked up a 1940 Erma at the NOLA show and trying to get opinions...

    Zero import marks.
    Everything "matches" down to the capture screws.

    The reason I put "matching" is my reason for the following question:

    The bolt has serials on it and they match the rifle. However they are not stamped. They are electro penciled/ acid etched (been told both) on the bolt handle, cocking piece, safety, extractor, and firing pin. All inspector codes are 820 as correct for the rifle.

    I've heard a few explanations and theories.

    What would you folks say about this?

    Thanks..
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    It was worth the looong line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Frank Rock View Post
    It was worth the looong line!
    I cheated. I had a pass. I was helping a friend at his table.

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    Looks like Bubba's attempt to raise the value.

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    Hopefully you didn't pay an "all matching" price.

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    Bubba had his way with this one, Hopefully an expert will chime in and prove me wrong.

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    VH matching: viciously humped bolt.

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    Since posting,I have ventured to the K98 forums.

    As one person pointed out, the rifle has an LK5 (3?) marking on the heel.
    This matches up with other known weapons bearing the LK5(3) marking having renumbered parts by electro penciling.
    So while I appreciate the comments of bubba viciously humping the bolt, I'll tend to lead credence to the theory it is of German doing due to photos of the same handwriting style shown on parts on known bringbacks.

    Nice thread over there on the LK# marked rifles if any of you would like to read.

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    The electro pencil is bubb's favorite tool. Most grasp at straws to justify "matching".

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    Quote Originally Posted by musketshooter View Post
    The electro pencil is bubb's favorite tool. Most grasp at straws to justify "matching".
    Did you read the post above?

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    I read the thread on this at the K98k Forum. The LK5 (or 3) gives some credence to the EP, or acid etched parts. It also highlights the issues of collecting depot reworks. A lot of the details can be overlooked at first glance as faked. That also means a lot of the details can be faked and look like they are legit reworks. MrFarb basically states in that thread that it takes a lot of experience and some faith to look at what's real or not on reworks.

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