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Old December 13, 2012, 07:31 PM   #30
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"IF" the chambers were professionally measured @ 2-3/4", and not by an amateur, then it's "possible" that the gun's chambers were lengthened & reproofed, since the barrel flats carry post-1950 inspection & nitro proofmarks from Suhl, E.Germany.

I say "lengthened", because the original, "shot" 2-9/16" (65mm) chamber markings (circled "16") are still in evidence, and apparently were not updated to "16-70" (2-3/4") when the work was done.

Your pic is out of focus for the area of the barrel undersides just forward of the barrel flats, but it looks like there's a Simson maker's mark there.

How about a better pic, and a pic of the action watertable/flat ?

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