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"dot 1940"

Postby Bigdibbs88 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:18 pm

Hi All-

I recently found an mg34 barrel shroud marked "dot 1940". It has a low 3 digit serial number with no suffix. I didnt realize that dot was even making 34's that early. Is this piece uncommon or am i just thinking wishfully? Does anyone know about how many they made in 1940?

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby eMGunslinger » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:58 pm

Quite uncommon as many people don't believe DOT's were made before either 41 or 42

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby Bigdibbs88 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:32 pm

I'm a lowly k98 collector, but this certainly looks legit to me. Would anyone dispute?
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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby anjongni » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:42 pm

That is REALLY nice. If it belongs to you, even better...congrats!....Phil

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby Bigdibbs88 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:10 am

Thanks, it's mine. I thought it might stir up a bit more discussion seeing as their very existence is disputed. Seems to be no interest, maybe I'll post more pictures if there is

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby jonathanseverin » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:04 am

Wow, that's a first for me.

I have not heard of a dot 1940, until now.

Excellent stuff.

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby Folke » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:41 am

Thats new to me. I have only seen one gun with a dot 1940 marking before and that is a cutaway that resides in the Czech army museum in Prague. There was probably a very small number of guns made that year. Nice!

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby gurtsack » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:53 am

hello,
very interesting, i stock this in my serial number data base!

thank you
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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby blackreichswehr » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:40 pm

crazy stuff comes out all the time, I have a DOT 1943 serial #51, mines a lower SN# later date--WEIRD

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Re: "dot 1940"

Postby jbaum » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:52 pm

At a gunshow near Pittsburgh, a guy walked by with what appeared to be an FG42 first model... It was stamped FG41 on the receiver. Wasn't for sale, and nobody I've ever talked to wanted to believe me, but that's what it was. There are no absolute rules. None.
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