A friend was showing me an old rifle his father had given to him years ago. His father was a soldier in WWI. He took the rifle off a dead German soldier and brought it home with him. The S/N on the rifle is 2799 and the year is 1916. The rifle had a lot of dust and lint on it, but was in great shape. He had put Scotch Tape over the muzzle to keep trash out of it. It needs a light oil rubdown to get the lint and dust bunnies off. I was wondering if there is a place to Google to see if we can find the German soldier's name that the weapon was issued to?
I was going to remove the bolt, but something kept me from taking it out of the receiver. I had held the trigger down thinking that would release it, but no go.