The Canadian C3 was originally based around the 1200TX, they were later upgraded as opposed to replacement again by Parker Hale.
The C3A1 upgrade consisted of a replacement action & barrel, which was the M87 action utilising a magazine instead of the standard mauser arrangement.
The scopes were supplied by Unertl and mounted using a
dedicated PH mount. The fore-end was the original one modifued
The logic was it is easier to obtain Defence budget approval for repair & upgrade, than i was for atotally new rifle.
the Stocks were later upgraded to the Mcmillan A2 stocks in Canada.
This particular rifle is in very good condition and is
in a Mcmillan A5 stock, the owner has told us he upgraded to the A5 becasue
The scope is numbered to the rifle, and is a USO - US
Optics version. US Optics took over making complete scopes & repalcement
In summary, the stock may be incorrect, and the scope will need further reserach.
The rifle serial number is in the correct serial number range for the C3A1, there was only 500 converted.
From the Parker Hale Records:
UNDER CANADIAN REFURBISHMENT CONTRACT W8466-7-EHB17/01 DATED 26-11-87 TO PARKER HALE
RETURNED ON BLOCK TO CANADA ON 31-12-1989
Comes with the Parker Hale Bipod, spare magazine &
Sun Guard kill Flash ARD (Anti-Reflection Device)