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#1 Post by LouisCali » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:03 am

I bought this a labor of love project, it came to me as a chopped stock sporter which fortunately the person didn't cut the barrel or drill into the receiver. Kind of sad as it would seem to be a totally matching action, even the serial number in the stock matched.

I eventually purchased one of those stock kits from classic but the metal parts are all Yugo marked which I do plan on swapping out once I get an appropriate spanner wrench. It may be because it's not the right recoil lug or maybe not, but there is a fair amount of play in the action, it slides forward and back a milimeter or two so since replacement I haven't really shot it.
Another thing is that I prefer the look of the later war welded barrel bands so I may buy those eventually and swap them out too but the Yugo ones work for now.
The front sight is a commercial marble but the base appears to be unmodified and the rear sight ladder is from a Spanish Mauser, they're pretty low priority on replacement at the moment.

Otherwise, it's a pretty big improvement though it would have been nice if classic differentiated between stocks with the wrist repair.

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#2 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:55 pm

Very nice.
I am in a similar situation with a 43 dou. But a previous owner chopped an inch or 2 off the butt for a recoil pad, filled in the sling cutout and removed the sling bar on the lower band.
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:15 pm

Real nice improvement .. already looks 165% better

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#4 Post by Hammerdown » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:39 pm

I have the same problem with the cross bolt nut in the restoration of a CE43. I've used a small punch and lightly tap it with a small hammer to get some cross bolt nuts off, but this one is going to need the proper tool.
Looks good and thank you for saving a piece of history.
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#5 Post by MustangHowie » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:48 pm

Looks good. Nice to get it back to military even if it is not correct.

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#6 Post by M67 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:52 am

Shes got the look!
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#7 Post by vandle » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:04 am

always satisfying to save another one.
for me it looks better in its original form as its designer intended.
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#8 Post by onefouralpha » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:03 am

Oustanding! I always cringe when I see sporterized Mausers, for some reason it's worse for me when they're German.

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