9/8/21 - This is a matching and original example of a Nazi G.43 rifle that was produced in 1944 at the Gustloff Werke factory.
Contrary to popular belief, no BCD rifles were produced in 1943. Production began in early 1944, not at the Weimar plant which at the time produced the K98k, but at the Buchenwald camp. Gustloff was the only small arms factory directly under Nazi party control, and receivers have a small unique "starburst" stamp. Gustloff examples have other unique features, such as no BCD manufactured G43 has a year date on the receiver, the notch cut in the scope mounting rail is absent, and all BCD rifles had milled steel receivers. Other correct features are the serrated front sight ramp, ribbed buttplate trap door and threaded muzzle. There were fewer than 50,000 produced with 'bcd' code, the lowest total of the four codes. This one has matching numbers throughout, though there is an overstamp in the last two digits of the stock serial. The last two digits (43) are viewed stamped over each other, likely reversed in a factory error and then corrected. Original sling and magazine included, and magazine is 'aye' marked. Stock has sharp waffenamt. Bore is shiny with strong rifling.