Cheekrest (kindstöd)

I make an accurate reproduction of the very rare leather cheekrests (kindstöd) that were designed to fit the m/41B Sniper rifle.

Several versions of leather cheekrest were produced, initially on a trial basis following WW2,
but they were never officially adopted for general issue.
For more information see the books "The Crown Jewels", by Dana Jones
or
the German language book "Die leichten Scwedischen Infanteriegewehre Armee und Heimwehr", by Carsten Schinke
This latter German books shows a facsimile of the 1955 m/41B manual, with a cheekrest fitted on the m/41B rifle.

NOTE:

The Dana Jones book has a major error!
Only leather cheekrests were trialled/used on the m/41 rifle.
What he states is a metal cheekrest, is ACTUALLY a rear-sight cover assembly!

i.e. a METAL cheekrest, in sub-zero Swedish Arctic winters = NOT a good idea

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My reproductions have a single rivet on each strap & brass buckles.
The leather is normally undyed, as it will take on a nice patina with use.
Originals were either stuffed with foam or horsehair - my current offerings use a dense foam.
The lower/inner section closest to the stock is canvas lined
& the cheekrest is completely sewn by hand using period correct waxed cotton thread.

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Current Retail Price on these is £85
(US $145 / Swedish 900Kr / Euro €115)
inclusive of worldwide postage


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A note from one of my customers in PA, regarding my reproduction cheekrests:

"Cheekrests with the M41B were a huge topic at the Camp Perry National Matches in Port Clinton, OH. 
They are used in the vintage sniper rifle match but the rules state that only cheek rests that are original to the rifle (repros ok) can be used. 
There are more than a few competitors that won't use the M41B because they don't know that a cheekrest is available. 
You might want to go on the CMP forum and let future competitors know that you sell them.
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These cheekrests have been ruled as Civilian Marksmanship Program (C.M.P.) Legal, for Vintage Sniper Matches
...extract from the CMP Forum...
" To: mjohnson@thecmp.org
Subject: M41B Vintage Sniper

Mark,
Has the original or reproduction leather cheek piece for the M41B Swedish Mauser been accepted for competition in the Vintage Sniper matches?

Thanks,

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Today at 8:38 AM
Mr. xxxxxxx,

Yes.

 Mark Johnson,
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Civilian Marksmanship Program
256-835-8455 ext. 1116
MJohnson@thecmp.org
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 CLEARANCE WITH BOLT FULLY TO THE REARm41B Cheekrest


FITTED TO A STANDARD STOCK
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WOODEN PISTOL GRIP FITTED
(Note: the 3-crown stamp was added by the Swedish customer)