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Old 11-19-2020, 08:02 PM
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Well I just picked up an ES340b (no pictures yet, sorry.), Bubba played with it a bit at some point in time, so the collector's value isn't really there, but all in all I'm quite happy and fairly impressed! These rifles are beasts! I used to own a mm410b and currently have a sporterized DSM 34, but I didn't realize the ES340b's were that much heavier! I'm very pleased with it though and one of the things Bubba did was put bases on the barrel for an old style external adjustment scope, so now I'll try to track down a Lyman or Unertl for it.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:26 AM
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In the grand scheme of things, it could a whole lot worse than having era-correct target scope bases on a pre-war Mauser ES340B.
Your options are:
- get a target scope for it and shoot small groups
- put a more modern scope on it using the grooved receiver and shoot small groups
- put a quality aperture sight on it using the receiver grooves and . . . .you get the idea


Does it still have the original rear sight? If so, it will need to come off to accommodate a target scope. But don't lose it!!! They are hens tooth items and very expensive if you can even find one.


These are solid rifles, but I don't consider then "heavy". Lots of good German steel and dense walnut adds weight!
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Yes , the sights are there, with the exception of the front sight insert and hood. The other "Bubba addition" is a very well done rollover cheek piece. If I didn't know better I would say they added it at the factory, it's that well done. I don't think the stock has been refinished, but the wood and finish on the molded cheek matches the stock almost perfectly. Someone was a real artist with wood. Other than that, the rifle is in very nice condition and doesn't appear to have seen a lot of rounds. My plan is to find a Lyman or Unertl this winter and have it ready for the spring. I knew I never should have sold my Targetspots!
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You're gonna laugh,,,

You're gonna laugh,,,
But check under the butt plate for the hood and sight insert.

A friend of mine spent months and considerable cash replacing the front sight on a nice old Mossberg rifle,,,
When he pulled the butt plate to refinish the stock,,,
Out fell the original front sight.

It's one of the first things I do with a used rifle,,,
I've found ammo and receipts before.

One friend of mine found a $20 Bill.

Hey,,,

It could happen.

Aarond

P.S. My es340B is shooting 6-8 inch groups at 200 yards,,,
And that was on two semi-windy days.

It's a heavy beast but dang does it shoot nicely.

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Old 11-20-2020, 04:08 PM
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Thatís interesting, Iíve got around forty 22 rifles, and Iíve never checked under the buttplate, Iíll have to check them. You canít argue the quality of those old Mausers though, wonderful rifles.
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I was so impressed with the ES340B I found, I wanted a period correct optic to go along with it. You know something that would look right on it. Any suggestions.
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My wife bought a pair of like-new designer jeans for $7 at the Goodwill the other day. Came home, tried them on and found $22 in the pocket. I suggested we spend an afternoon going through ALL the jeans! Just kidding, kinda....
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I was so impressed with the ES340B I found, I wanted a period correct optic to go along with it. You know something that would look right on it. Any suggestions.
B&L Balvar? Redfield 3200? These are maybe too new, but lovely glass nonetheless.
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This afternoon I found a scope but there was a rifle attached to it so I bought the rifle too. It's a Hensoldt that I think is probably early post war but it looks great and the optics are brilliant with the German #1 reticle.
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Wow! Nice find.
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