Identification of marking on rifle.

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    I know this isn't a gun forum but perhaps some one can help with identifying marking on side of my Oskar Derbertshauser 22. It has an Eagle clutching the letter N marked twice. Was told that it was broght back from Germany after WWII. My mother gave it to me on my 12th birthday. I've attached the best pic that I could get.
     

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    We ctually have a firearm thread: httphttp://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/off-topic-misc/guns-we-own-9075-86.html

    If memory serves me right, the reichs-eagle clutching an N is the Nazi "Commercial nitro proof" stamp that was used between 1940 and 1945. Previous to that, the stamp was the "Crown N" and was discontinued in 1939.

    So your rifle was manufactured between 1940 and 1945
     
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    #3 at6, Aug 9, 2014
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    Thanks for the information. With the exception of the finish on the stock which I refinished when I was 16, all of the parts are still original. Its a joy to shoot and extremely accurate. 70 years on and the quality of German engineering still shows. The markings prove that what my mother was told about the rifle when she obtained in ti the early 50s is true after all.
     
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    The Germans made fantastic rifles.

    I have a 7x57mm Mauser that's been in the family for ages. It was first used in WWI, then re-issued early in WWII...it has "seen" alot and bears the scars of two world wars and yet, it is a nail-driver (deadly accurate over 1,000 feet) and was a favorite (and reliable) hunting rifle of my family.

    Glad I could be of some help :thumbleft:
     
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