Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis; K.43 ac 45 WaA 359 a block. Made in early 1945, this is a transitional rifle using the later bolt with the rotated extractor for the dual bolt guide, in spite of the fact that it has only one bolt guide (as most do).
The stock is raw beechwood, un-stained, and is "duffel cut" in the back. It also features an early ribbed door buttplate, which is odd, as it should have the late war flat model instead.
It features the late war bolt cover without locking latch.
The stock is marked for take down of the
bolt assembly.
This is a recent acquisition from the collection of Darrin Weaver, Author of Hitler's Garands. Approx. 45.000 ac45 made in WW II.