Advertised as an original all matching "Red 9" but:
The rear sight which matches the S/N is the 1000 metre version used on the 7.63 guns rather than the 500 metre as used on the 9s.
The grip panels, also matching, are the fine-lined panels more appropriate to a 7.63.
Looks like somebody has re-lined or re-bored the barrel and carved a "9" in the grips
I have had further communication with the seller. He makes the entirely plausible argument that the serial number places it in the Austrian Contract and that the out of spec parts were what was in stock and their use was governed by wartime necessity. I can't dispute that.
Anyone have input?
Edited by StrangeRanger, 22 January 2020 - 03:30 PM.