I just dug a G43 out of a relative’s attic. It is in pretty bad shape. A fair bit of spot rust, the gas system is screwed up, and they cut the stock in half for some reason. However, the metal still has a lot of blue, the rifling is dark, and the wood is ok (even if it is in two pieces). I have already given the rifle to a gunsmith for a deep cleaning, and function test. I have also ordered some springs, screws, and a new gas system. My question is, are there any parts I should stock up on, and is there anything I should keep an eye on? G43 parts are fairly rare, so if there are any parts that I should keep extras of, I would like to start gathering. Also, these late war German rifles tend to have manufacturing issues. I know I should keep an eye out for damage at the rear of the receiver. Though, the new gas system combined with using civilian ammo should prevent that. If anyone has some good advice I would love to hear it. I probably will not be shooting this rifle all the time, but it will not be a safe queen.