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K98 Sight hood

Article about: I recently picked up this deactivated K98 and I am quite happy with it. The only things that bother me are the front sight hood and a missing cleaning rod (have to buy one someday). It is a

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    I found this sight hood on a local dutch website. I haven't bought it yet. Do you guys think this one is an original?

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    Since very few of the 98k hoods were marked in any way it is almost impossible to tell an original from a repro except that some repros are made of thinner metal. Yours is definately not one of those, but beyond that no way to tell.
    If you are happy with the price, get it.
    Sarge

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    If it's a reasonable price, I don't see any problem with this hood.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    If it's a reasonable price, I don't see any problem with this hood.
    Thanks, I got it for a reasonable price.

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    Quote by Sarge View Post
    Since very few of the 98k hoods were marked in any way it is almost impossible to tell an original from a repro except that some repros are made of thinner metal. Yours is definately not one of those, but beyond that no way to tell.
    If you are happy with the price, get it.
    Sarge
    Thank you for your help Sarge, I bought it and it will arive in early July.

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    hi there,

    it doesnt at first glance *look* like a russian capture as its missing the tell tale shellac and "red tinge" that they tend to have. then again this one's pretty pitted so it may've been just worn off.

    is it all mismatching?

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    I'm going to show my ignorance here - but what was the point of a sight hood on a k98? The sight was not THAT fragile and easily damaged was it?

    Go easy on me .... I'm no weapons guy.
    Cheers,Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I'm really late to the party here. But I agree with Sarge. A G/K43 hood. Hmmmm...Will have to check my two G43's. I might be missing a hood....lol
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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    I'm going to show my ignorance here - but what was the point of a sight hood on a k98? The sight was not THAT fragile and easily damaged was it?

    Go easy on me .... I'm no weapons guy.
    Cheers,Dan
    The sight hood was meant to help focus on a specific target. They are very sturdy and a pain in the butt to put on. Not flimsy in the slightest. Very little bend.
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    Very true-they were a Big help in making a more precision aim on a target. Unfortunately, they had a tendency to get knocked off and lost, and in many photos you see them missing.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thanks guys... what i have read is that on some guns the front sight itself was fragile and the hood was there to protect it from damage - but now i see it had a dual purpose.
    Cheers Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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