Article about: Just bought this today for 200\\$ its made in 1940 also, under the 7.62 mark there is a number:243 and under the rear sight it says S/42G, and next to the mod 98 area theres a ss mark, dont kn
Just bought this today for 200$ its made in 1940 also, under the 7.62 mark there is a number:243 and under the rear sight it says S/42G, and next to the mod 98 area theres a ss mark, dont know if that waffen ss or something let me know what you think. note: it came with a modern hunting stock for any one who is wondering
Last edited by theotherhomer; 03-26-2010 at 01:22 AM.
Nice rifle. Be careful as the "243" might actually be the caliber of the rifle. The 243 is a pretty common caliber and it's not unheard of for the Mauser to go through a caliber change. The 98 mauser is probably the best bolt action rifle ever made. The 03 springfield is basically a copy of the 98 mauser. Hope you enjoy your new rifle.
Thanks Mike, To be honest I have no clue what caliber this rifle is. I know the Isrealis got a buttload of these after the war and rachamberd them for 7.62 and the place I bought this from had it listed as a 308. Gonna see if me and my dad can take it so a gunsmith soon :P, George
I believe Ade is correct, Flags went up for me when I saw the "243" which is a pretty popular caliber, you just never know. Plus 98 Mausers are some of the most customized, modified rifles around. it's always better to be safe.