Nice-looking rifle...I'm not familiar with DDR Markings...how can you tell? I do, however, see a Federal Republic Eagle on the side...
Is it still functionable? Thanks for showing, here is my functioning 7mm Mauser 95 Short Rifle, 1895-produced by Ludwig Loewe, Berlin for export to Chile...
The eagle with the 'u' under it is the DDR acceptance stamp. The West German eagle is actually an earlier eagle, imperial. Also, on the other side is the number 1108, which is the factory where these were reworked. Lastly, it's been renumbered using different parts. This is all from what i remember, so I could be very, very wrong!! I'm quite far from my reference materials and, as I'm in Russia, can't access the better Kar98k forum.
I dig the 95, Glenn. Is it Swedish, by any chance? (I don't know much about them) I see an 'x' or maybe two hammers on back of the safety, what are those?
Thanks, it's German-made for the Chilean Military, and the crossed hammers are Chilean Inspector's Stamps...
1942 Mauser K98 "Gustloff" bcd Russian Capture
Absolutely beautiful rifles all. Congrats to everyone who has one of these great weapons I have just recently caught the bug to get a 98k, but I know it won't be easy to find.
Recently a few stocks with proper German stampings have come up for sale. Is it worth assembling a rifle by buying parts? I realise you lose out on the authenticity of a 'matching parts' weapon, and that would probably bug me