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And a FRENCH one, at that!
Your Mauser/MAS 45 was assembled in France from German parts, if I am not mistaken. A very fine example, Sir!
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Here are two KKWs and two FN Mauser trainers. The top and bottom are KKW's. I traded the top one several years ago. Kept the sling and cleaning rod for the bottom one. The sling and rod were found at gunshows so I didn't separate original parts. Also have DSM 34's and a late MAS45

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And a FRENCH one, at that!
Your Mauser/MAS 45 was assembled in France from German parts, if I am not mistaken. A very fine example, Sir!
That's my understanding too.
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They're significantly more ($400+) here, sadly. I've owned a couple but was convinced to sell them for a lot more than I paid Wish I still had one though, I'd really love a genuine KKW but they're out of my reach financially.
You should have saved that money from the sales and put it toward a KKW!
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Original KKWs are extremely rare in France. DSM 34 rifles are available, though, and I am lucky enough to have one, but they usually sell for $1000 and more - sporterized ones ( sadly the vast majority of them!) will cost half that money.
KKWs are rare here too, in any condition . . . . .and expensive. The DSM34s are much easier to find, but condition vaires greatly. I've bought pristine ones for around $425 (shop didn't know what they had) but pass up on most that I see, since I am a sporting rifle "collector" and not into trainers, as such.
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And a FRENCH one, at that!
Your Mauser/MAS 45 was assembled in France from German parts, if I am not mistaken. A very fine example, Sir!
My only foreign trainer is also a Mauser/MAS 45A with a walnut stock and the hard rubber MAS buttplate with the crossed cannons.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:11 AM
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Walnut-stocked MAS 45s are rather rare. Most of these French Army trainers sport dull yellowish stocks.

MAS 45s are quite popular and relatively plentiful on French shooting ranges, and I hope one of them will come my way some day

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great writeup.

i didnt see any of those adds/articles.

i have one of the TU-KKWs. its still in the box. i also have a couple of the mauser trainers ive picked up. But as mentioned they are getting more expensive and will only get more expensive since some (more) are collecting them and some (More) are discovering them.

one of our local dealers at the gun shows would always have some "trainer" tricket out. he had the TU-KKW setup as a sniper. I picked his brains on the scope and mount, but never got around to it.

I cant remember if i got a bayonet for mine either. But its nice to know the real ones will work.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:40 AM
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TU-33/40

I have a Norinco 33/40, patterned after the Czech(Brno) carbine made under German occupation for the Gebirgstruppen(mountain troops). The Czech vz 24 bayonet fits well. I added an original 33/40 steel butt guard, bayonet lug, recoil lug, Mauser sight leaf and elevator, cleaning rod and lug, Waffenamt stamps, a few other things. Fun project and one of my favorite .22s.
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So a Chinese rifle that looks like a Nazi rifle is attractive to some. I'll pass.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:56 PM
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I think the idea here is they are fun, functional, "different", and comparatively inexpensive. Sure, it's a Chinese rifle; not an original, expensive, high quality and imminently collectible German KKW, but give me the Norinco and some interesting accessories over for example, a Ruger 10/22 any day. I'll have much more fun with the Norinco "reproduction" (tribute is perhaps more appropriate), and that's really what it's all about. There will never be more original KKWs, but Norinco can churn out as many of their inexpensive tribute rifles as the market for them allows.
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:49 PM
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I love mine .Navy Arms imported them and sold a good number in the 1990's here in the U.S. . Mine came with the rear mounted scope as imported . The action is a direct copy of the Brno /CZ No.1 .22 cal.. And is consider by many one of the best small bore actions ever.
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