Note the milled out bolt guide rib, reminiscent of a Lee Enfield No.4 series bolt body.
Electropencil or acid etched number on the bolt head - meaning unknown. Appears to be 10142.
Magazine follower markings. Serial number 1 and WaA56.
Receiver ring inspection proofs.
Rear sight ramp inspection proofs.
7.91mm bore diameter markings on the top of the barrel where it joins the receiver. Also note the barrel witness marks.
Receiver markings, also note the witness mark at the front of the receiver ring.
Bottom of the rear sight leaf and sight slide. Note the unique slide and button. Also note the serial number "1" and WaA56.
Rear sight base and spring. The rear sight base is marked "3", though the meaning is unknown.
Checkering on the slide button.
Receiver sidewall markings.
Receiver firing proof and serial number, 1a.
Barrel firing proof, serial number and WaA56 proof.
WaA56 proof on rear barrel band.
WaA56 proof on front barrel band.
WaA56 proof on bayonet lug.
Serial number "1" on bayonet lug.
Witness mark on left side and serial number "1" on right side of front sight blade base.
Back of sling keeper. Marked "jqn" over an illegible WaA stamp.
Serial number "1" and WaA56 on trigger guard assembly front tang.
Note that there is no serial number on the bolt root. By 1943, these guns were definitely serialized in this location - as of now we have no explanation why this one is not.
Closup of the bolt root - it does not appear to be ground, filed, or milled down.