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recently acquired 98K

Article about: Here are some photos for those interested. It looks like it has a few stories to tell. It has a nice shiny bore with strong rifling. As you can see the eagles have been peened, that was a su

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    Here are some photos for those interested. It looks like it has a few stories to tell.

    It has a nice shiny bore with strong rifling.

    As you can see the eagles have been peened, that was a surprise...but other than that the condition was as expected.

    Does this indicate it was a Russian capture?

    *Any comments or insights are appreciated. I'm here to learn.

    TIA.




























    Last edited by CaptCanuck; 03-03-2012 at 09:27 PM.

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    The stamped swastikas do indicate that it was a Russian capture. What's up with the front sight, though? It looks smooshed. lol

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    Hi,
    Nice rifle i dont know why the eagle and Swastika has been stamped, most RC rifles over here that are RC has all the marking intact, thanks for showing it.
    Dave.

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    Added a few more photos, and taking another now of the bolt cutout.

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    Peened out swastikas can be indicative of post war use by the Israeli Army or the West German Army.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    The front sight has a VZ24 czech sight protecter on it.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    A close up of the top view of the receiver ring where most of the information on date, maker, ownership marks etc is would be handy if possible.

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    A close up of the top view of the receiver ring where most of the information on date, maker, ownership marks etc is would be handy if possible.
    Certainly:


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    Made by Gustloff Werke-can't make out the other digit after 4 for year of manufacture-did you add the cleaning rod and magazine capture screw?-these are usually missing on R/C rifles-the stamped front barrel band is a late war feature but as the R/Cs are made up from many salvaged parts it may not be original (my own Mauser Obendorf 1940 made example has a stamped band).
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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Made by Gustloff Werke-can't make out the other digit after 4 for year of manufacture-did you add the cleaning rod and magazine capture screw?-these are usually missing on R/C rifles-the stamped front barrel band is a late war feature but as the R/Cs are made up from many salvaged parts it may not be original (my own Mauser Obendorf 1940 made example has a stamped band).
    I didn't add the cleaning rod or magazine capture screw, it's as I received it on Monday of this week.

    It has been suggested to me that this is a Czech post war rework (Czech stock, sights).

    The rifle was sold to me as a matching bolt and receiver sight unseen, but whereas the bolt is ground and renumbered it would be a real stretch to call it a matching bolt and receiver, would it not?

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