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Old 11-19-2019, 09:53 AM
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I'm having a hard time locating a stock for this rifle. I inherited this firearm with a snapped stock and would love to find another. I have found complete 340n's but, to date, not just a stock. Any ideas, friends?
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:18 PM
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Photos would be good! There are several variations of the 340N and the stocks are not all the same.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:51 AM
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In my opinion, your best bet is to have it professionally repaired. It will retain it's originality and the repair can be made to be almost invisible by someone who knows what they are doing; and may be no more expensive than a replacement stock.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:26 PM
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Photos would be good! There are several variations of the 340N and the stocks are not all the same.
I would love to. I have yet to find where I can insert any pics on this platform.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:16 PM
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Here is a link to the whole firearm I found for sale. It is the same as mine. Which variant of the 340n is this?

https://simpsonltd.com/mauser-model-...re-war-d15895/
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Here is a link to the whole firearm I found for sale. It is the same as mine. Which variant of the 340n is this?

https://simpsonltd.com/mauser-model-...re-war-d15895/
An ES340N is an ES340N. There are no variants.
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:20 PM
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As of this day there seems to be no name for that rifle other than an es340n.

Not a commonly found rifle but there is also one listed on GunBroker now.


For those that have not seen one of these,
The rifle does vary from the normal es340n as it has a grooved barrel like an es350n but has a sight that is meant to be locked with a set screw in only one position. The barrel is also the heavier profile of the es350n.

This same style sight setup is occasionally found on the ms420n and the es340b.


Jon Speed shows one of these # 131347 on page 29 of Mauser Smallbores but oddly does not mention sight or grooves. The grooves and the dimple that the sight has to be positioned over is evident on the photo on the top right of the page.

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I didn't notice the grooved barrel on the Simpson rifle. I guess it would still be an ES340N given the other characteristics.


I had an ES340B at one time that also had the grooved barrel and movable sight. I should have kept it . . . . . . .
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An ES340N is an ES340N. There are no variants.
Not true!
(Variation 1) Some early ES340N rifles have a slide safety (serial numbers 80,000-83,000) and the later ones have a rotating safety.
(Variation 2) Some ES340N rifle stocks had finger grooves on the forward part of the stock and some did not.
(Variation 3) ES340N rifles above serial number 130,.000 has a grooved barrel and a sliding rear sight like an ES350.
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Not true!
(Variation 1) Some early ES340N rifles have a slide safety (serial numbers 80,000-83,000) and the later ones have a rotating safety.
(Variation 2) Some ES340N rifle stocks had finger grooves on the forward part of the stock and some did not.
(Variation 3) ES340N rifles above serial number 130,.000 has a grooved barrel and a sliding rear sight like an ES350.
Truth is relative.
I guess I don't see these as "variations"; they're all still simply ES340N's made at different points in their production life. A variation should/would have a different notation. All just a matter of symantics, I suppose, and whether you're a lumper or a splitter.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:54 PM
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Truth is relative.
I guess I don't see these as "variations"; they're all still simply ES340N's made at different points in their production life. A variation should/would have a different notation. All just a matter of symantics, I suppose, and whether you're a lumper or a splitter.
Except the stock for the sliding safety is different from the stock for the rotating safety. Furthermore, the barrel dimensions for those with serial numbers above 130,000 are different from those below 130,000. Thus, the point of this thread. The request was for a stock for an ES340N and there are at least 3 different stocks for the ES340N depending on the variations. Or to put it another way, not all ES340Ns are the same!
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Point(s) taken. I've reviewed Speed's coverage of the ES340N once again, and nowhere do I see him referring to "variations" of this model; only "early" versus "late", etc.


But enough of this tangent. I'll just reiterate that in my opinion, the best solution for the OP's broken stock problem is to get the original stock professionally repaired. If he chooses another option, I wish him luck.
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I have an interesting mauser patron which, as I recall, has characteristics of the 340 and 350. It has a sliding rear sight, finger grooved forearm and pistol grip checkering. i'll post some pics. I love shooting it off hand at 50 yards.
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Old 11-24-2019, 11:41 AM
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340N with rotate or sliding safety stocks are not the same even if they look to be.
It is not possible to permute the actions; same thing for the trigger guards.
On the pictures herebelow, the 340N with sliding safety is always at the bottom
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