Hey guys. Haven't been on in a while. I bought this in January..It's my first K98.
It's a 1944 BYF. Non matching numbers (except the barrel and front sling loop)
Cost me $375. He wanted $400 but i got it down a little at a local gun show.
No sling or rod. I do not believe it is a russian capture..as there are no "x's" or peening of the eagles (it has 2 visible ones). I also read that the germans were more concerned about getting these rifles to the field then being nit picky about all matching serial numbers.
I have taken off the bolt and cleaned it. it was filthy. There is a little bit of pitting in the bore. but the rifling seems good. safety works. no problems found yet. I haven't shot it yet. I need to get it checked first (head gaps etc). I haven't done anything to it, other then put a little boiled linseed oil on it.
what do you guys think?
so glad i didn't go with (haha) mitchell's mausers..i have heard horror stories about those butchered guns. i took the advice of alot of forums and just bought the gun at a local gun show, in person.
p.s. - i also have some questions about my m-1 helmet. its fixed bails, and very good condition i still have no real idea on how to ID the type of liner..i will post it later.