I have had this rifle for half a century. My grandfather gave it to me when I was in high school. When I received it, it was in a butchered up military stock and had a cobbled together buckhorn rear sight. Caliber was 8MM.
Sometime later when I had some money, I had it rebarreled in .30-06 and restocked in a nice sporter stock. I also installed a Weaver 4X scope in Beuhler mounts and rings and added a Beuhler safety. Later, I had the chamber cut back and reamed to .308 caliber.
My question is: what did it start life as? The number 1934 (date) is stamped or engraved on the receiver ring. All other receiver markings are as shown in the photo.