dot 1944

The rifles produced by "Waffenwerke Brünn I" were coded "dot" from 1943- 1945. While the following guns recievers are dated 1944, serious consideration must be made that the late 5 digit serial number guns were actually manufactured in 1945. This is done based on evidence- some late 5 digit guns produced bear many manufacturing shortcuts introduced by Mauser in 1945- one keyis the trigger guard with no locking screws- those produced by Mauser and marked byf show up on Mauser rifles produced in December of 1944 and later- they also start showing up on dot 1944 marked rifles around the introduction of the later 5 digit serial number. Also, phosphate finished parts show up on these rifles, finishes that were not approved for use on major components before November 1944. Based on serial studies, it has been forwarded that 1945 production started at or around serial 80-85000. Other 5 digit guns with "a" suffixes are all 1945 date production. 1944 production rolled over from 1943 production at suffix "w" without starting over at 1.

Items below are for dot 1944 marked rifles, and are based on study of matching original guns- some variations do exist from this guide however.

Serial Range: (in order of production) 0001w to 9999z ; 0001 aa to 9999 az; 10000 to 99999;  0001a to 45300a
Metal Finish: Blued, some phosphate bolts on late (after about serial 95000)
Stock Finish: Most unstained, rough, Eagle H marked with corncobbed finish
Stock Type:Semi Kriegsmodell (starting about serial 48,000 no suffix)- has takedown washer, bayonet lug deleted, screwed in bands- early guns with standard configuration stocks, i.e. with takedown washer, bayonet mount, and band spring arrangement, not drilled for cleanign rod in early 5 digit no suffix range, "dot" marked common until about serial 65,000.
Wood Type: some solid walnut in 1943, most laminated
Triggergaurd: qnw, byf no locking screw type most often encountered on late guns- many variations may exist
Floorplate: stamped or milled, byf marked, blued or phosphate, some milled with subcontractor markings such as "1", LU, qnw
Follower: lxr, 135 proofed, or unmarked, blued or phosphated
Front and Rear Bands: Bands were blued, or will be phosphate finished (late), no waffenamts or serial, held by screws (no band spring)- early guns (randomly through 65,000 serial) have band springs
Numbered Parts:
Full serial number w/suffix on left receiver or barrel, last 4 digits with suffix on bolt root, last 4 digits on bolt shroud, last 2 digits on cocking piece, Safety unnumbered on late 5 digit serials

dot 1944

dot1944 rifles

dot 1944 "3093 aw"
semi Kriegsmodell

dot 1944 33914 a
semi Kriegsmodell

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