I found a cleaning rod, it has the correct size (around 10") but has only a small 'o' marking. I've been reading up on cleaning rods and I've learned that 10" are nearly always marked with 2 serial numbers and a waa stamp. This one shows some wear and is a bit pitted (just like my rifle, that's why I like it). What do you guys think, is it an original? I can get it for a reasonable price.
its one of those tricks i use to identify the year of a photo. If you're looking at pics of ww2 and the german soldiers' guns have em, you know it was taken at least during Kursk or afterwards.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
K98k sight hoods actually started appearing in 1942. Not all factories did so originally, it was a sort of phased in thing.