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Need Advice on 1915 SS Marked Sniper Rifle...

Article about: I got a call this morning from a local guy who explained he has a 1915 dated "Mauser sniper rifle with 5 SS stamps, all in a row". He's an older gentleman who isn't familiar enough

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    I got a call this morning from a local guy who explained he has a 1915 dated "Mauser sniper rifle with 5 SS stamps, all in a row". He's an older gentleman who isn't familiar enough with how to send photos via email so I'll be having a look at it this afternoon, hopefully.

    What I really need is some advice on what I should be looking for on this rifle to tell whether or not its original. What should the markings look like; where should they be located; etc. If anyone has photos of the correct markings, showing their proper placement that would be awesome!

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Dzyner

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    Im sure the forum will help you out on this one when you send the pictures!

    Cheers Jan

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    Thanks Jan, but I'm looking for general info at this point, about what to actually look for when I see the rifle first-hand. Certainly there are some tell-tale markings that would be present on a genuine Gewehr 98 SS sniper rifle that can be explained in words, right?

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    hi i know a guy with a ww2 sniper rifle with ss markings this is the picture i hope it helps
    tom
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    Quote by talltom View Post
    hi i know a guy with a ww2 sniper rifle with ss markings this is the picture i hope it helps
    tom
    That one is a no I'm afraid

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    Quote by John Brandon View Post
    That one is a no I'm afraid
    I was led to believe that SS rifles were not waffenampt stamped as they were not a part of the army. Therefore the eagle and kreuz would not be stamped on a genuine SS rifle. But i may be wrong...

    Regards, Ned.
    Last edited by big ned; 03-06-2011 at 02:40 AM.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Korrect!
    howdy Ned

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    I no like it ...

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    Surely if they were arming the SS with army rifles, they wouldn't b too concerned about a waffenampt. That can't be a cut and dry way to ascertain authenticity

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