7/27/18 - This is a rare German G33/40 Mountain carbine from World War II. They were only built at the Brno factory in Czechoslovakia and they are patterned after the Czech VZ 33. This is a first production as it was made in 1942 and marked “dot" and has a laminate stock. Many of the G 33/44 carbines were issued to the German “Gebirgstruppen”, or Mountain Infantry, where the metal plate on the left side of the butt was used to keep the stock from harm while using the rifle for assistance in climbing. Everything is correct and matching on the rifle. It has a nice stock that is also matching and waffen marked, with correct E/63 proofs. The bluing on the receiver is very nice but there is some patina/thinning on the floor plate, barrel bands and barrel. Fantastic bore.