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Article about: i'm told this is an early SS conversion . GEW98 (Double DH) the bolt is not numberd. i'd like to know if it's good and some idea what to offer the guy. thanks andrew

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    i'm told this is an early SS conversion . GEW98 (Double DH) the bolt is not numberd. i'd like to know if it's good and some idea what to offer the guy.
    thanks andrew
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    I'm no expert, but I've heard that SS rune and totenkopf stamps are available for dishonest dealers to stamp whatever they want on rifles. For example, Mitchell's Mausers. A $300 Russian Capture K98k becomes a $1,000+ SS K98k with a few of these stamps and someone skilled enough to grind away old serial numbers and apply new ones. BEWARE!

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    Im thinking that pics 3-4 show very fine grind marks and there appears to be overstrikes imo

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    I must admit I don't know a lot about firearms and next to nothing about SS firearms but I do have a marked SS wooden stock from a K98. I am pretty sure it is genuine as it was sold to me covered in a waxy grease and pretty cheap too. Have you checked your wood work? Any markings could be pretty faint due to age and handling.

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    thanks for responding gents. yes old numbers were ground out, and period re numberd. its not a mitchell. i believe this to be authentic SS rifle. i'm dealing with the gun's owner on a different matter. if you saw his other rifles your jaw would hit the floor. he wont be parting with the rifles any time soon. in fact some will be in a book that is coming out. i'll have to get a copy. he tells me that his SS Short side rail Sniper is going to be in Robert Spielauer’s next book. if you have a copy of “Backbone of the Wehrmacht" it explains how to tell if the markings are correct. so enjoy the pictures. this is the real deal.
    andrew

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    MPW ; first off your stock is a fantasy peice of firewood. Sorry but that's what it is.
    To the OP , your barreled action appears legit from the photos but it has been refinished ,restocked and restored by someone postwar for profit.

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    gew98. thank you for your opinion but I think your comment calling the wood a fantasy piece of firewood is slightly misplaced. As you can see from the following photos it is a very original and used wood. Now whether it is an SS piece my current knowledge is insufficient to determine but what I have been reading suggests that SS fire arms were not army stamped and no metal part of this wood has a stamp. For info the guy I bought this off came from Holland and this wood was from a batch that were found in storage and had been stripped at the end of the war. Sorry if I'm hijacking this thread.

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    Hi, I don't like to put words in people's mouths: but I think our forum friend means the wood, while original, has had bogus stamps added to it.

    That would certainly be my opinion of it.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi, I don't like to put words in people's mouths: but I think our forum friend means the wood, while original, has had bogus stamps added to it.

    That would certainly be my opinion of it.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Ade ; That is exactly what I mean. Once fraudulent markings are so applied collector value of the wood is shooter grade value part. In 20+ years of collecting german rifles I have seen no small amount of "boinkery" for profit and or ego.

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    This may be an obvious question, but did the SS stamp their weapons? I do have some SS marked 7.92 cases, but ive not seen an SS marked rifle or anything?

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