Walther, Zella-Mehlis; K.43 ac 44 WaA 359 m block. Made in late
1944. It shows a good mix of phosphated and blued parts. It has
the issued automatic sliding dust cover that has had the field
repair done to it. This consisted of cutting off the front tab
to keep it from jamming the bolt cover during cycling.
weapon was acquired without any wood. A number of them are found
that way. I recently talked with a guy who's Grandfather brought
back two rifles this way. The actions are still uncleaned and
have 60 years of dust on them still today.
Vet stated that the stocks were cheap and made of plywood! So
he trashed them at the factory with full intent of having custom
returning home, he put them away where they sat for another 60
years till his Grandson found them. Approx. 170.000 ac44 made
in WW II.