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Sad day because of G33/40

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Sad day because of G33/40

#1 Post by M67 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:34 pm

My friend told me, that they found an old short rifle in their old family house. His grandfather was a hunter. He prommised me that he will give me that rifle. And today finnaly I received Bubbaised G33/40. Everything is matching but wood is "transformed" in an ugly form.
I am happy and sad at the same time. Dot 1942. Now I have big issue in front of me. Is it possible to find an ugly but correct wood, front parts and rod?

Here in Slovenia mission impossible.
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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:18 pm

There are some on Gunbroker and even e-bay at times..


And it still looks like a nice rifle

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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#3 Post by M67 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:26 am

Actually I love that project! Not bad, not bad at all! It looks ugly but I belive that I found pearl!
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#4 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:16 pm

Now that is some surface rust. How does it look under the wood?? Is the bolt locked up?? How is the bore?? Any idea where this was stored??

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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#5 Post by M67 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:54 pm

The rifle was hidden for many years under the stairs in the building. The rust and the dry layer of dirt were immediately removed with ballistic. The barrel is very good.
You will see the next series of photos and you will be surprised.
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#6 Post by M67 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:59 am

I am more and more satisfied. Especially after Balistol and WD40 bathing and treatment.
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#7 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:59 am

That did clean up a lot.. How does the markings on the the receiver look like??

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#8 Post by M67 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 pm

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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#9 Post by vandle » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:23 am

That looks like a great project.
There are posts on electrolysis which may clean the metal work up a little more.
To find the correct furniture may take a while but will be worth it.
Another one to be saved. :clap:
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#10 Post by damorealan696 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:43 pm

SOME YEARS BACK a friend called me about a German gun at a yard sale . Not a gun guy . I found a very decent G 33-40 . BUT the barrel had been cut by
a vandal from the bottom of the stock up to almost half way thru the barrel, the wood and bands were gone . I gave almost nothing for it and sold off the sights
and what was left of the stock . THE worst was when I looked at the cut and it was ragged and bright . had been done . very recently . The barrelled action went to friend to build a very fine sporter . I still weep

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#11 Post by OldRifles » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:26 am

Are the stock markings still intact?

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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#12 Post by M67 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:10 pm

Unfortunately, there's nothing out there. The hole is closed- filled, the stock is thinner and shortened.
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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#13 Post by spentprimer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:55 am

Nice find! And it even has the unique & elusive & spendy front sight hood! It looks like you are going to have a search & rescue mission for parts, but, they are out there. Can't wait until you are done and shooting it.
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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#14 Post by damorealan696 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:22 am

Question. I have some of the G33-40 carbines with sectioned stocks. Some with 2 splices, a few with 3 Appeared to be solid, not laminated. Designed to prevent warping ??
or a shortage of decent stock blanks?

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Re: Sad day because of G33/40

#15 Post by OldRifles » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:04 am

At this point, you're limited as to what you want it to be.

Original? No. You could piece stuff back into a whole and have a'representative' example, but it will never be back to how it started. From there, your option are sell as-is, piece it back together, or leave it in it's present state.

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