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Reply #15 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 5:16pm
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That's what I was getting at.  Somebody (not Niedner) with press capacity and $$ to make the die pirated the basic design and went into production, hence my specimen, and thousands more like it. Which would explain why mine doesn't have the widow's peak; that would require a second strike, for one thing, and the extra difficulty in inletting it would discourage sales.
  
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Reply #16 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 5:54pm
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I'm inclined to go with the seller's description of a modified military match with original buttplate. The buttplate just looks GI.
  
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Reply #17 - Mar 22nd, 2019 at 12:05pm
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Here is where I found the info posted previously.
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Reply #18 - Mar 22nd, 2019 at 2:41pm
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Thanks!  Have copied that text out to a file, just in case.
  
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Reply #19 - Mar 29th, 2019 at 10:56am
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uscra112 wrote on Mar 9th, 2019 at 5:19pm:
Just this week I took delivery of an 1898 Krag, converted to fire the .22 Lovell R2.  (So it's a single shot, even though it has a bolt. Forgive me. I'm obsessed with Lovells. Therapy hasn't helped.)   

Then I opened my Journal.  The buttplate on this rifle looks awfully like the Niedner buttplate depicted in Joseph's article.  I have removed it, and it turns out to be a slightly hollow steel stamping.  Does that comport with a real Niedner buttplate? 

Trying to get some pictures, but the light inside is too poor, and outside on the porch is not much better.  And it's starting to rain.  The ones in the gunbroker listing aren't too bad.  (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

???

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Phil, that butt plate looks for all the world like the plate off of an '03 Springfield NRA Sporter, not a Niedner butt plate.
  
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Reply #20 - Mar 29th, 2019 at 10:58am
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Yah, I know that now.

  
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