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strange marking on s/42g mauser

Article about: hello i just bought a deko mauser [s/42g] and i came acros a strange marking hopefully you guys can thell me what it means thanks guys

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    hello

    i just bought a deko mauser [s/42g]
    and i came acros a strange marking
    hopefully you guys can thell me what it means

    thanks guys
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    Likely something to do with the deactivation....as these are not wartime markings for such a rifle.

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    could it be a stamp of the day that it has been deactivated
    looks strange

    i never seen it before


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    oh the rifle is for 90% matching in numbers
    only the bolt and the aim adjustment is different

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    I would think if you checked with other collectors in your are with deactivated rifles and compared markings and or checking your national laws regarding deactivated arms you would probably get your answer.

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    i`ll put it on a local forum
    thanks for the reply

    cheers

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    hi

    special for those who want to know what the code means
    i found out that xx stands for Heereszeugamt Graudenz
    and that the k98 must have had a modification or has been repaired

    i hope to add more info in a few days

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    Quote by wehrmachtsman View Post
    hi

    special for those who want to know what the code means
    i found out that xx stands for Heereszeugamt Graudenz
    and that the k98 must have had a modification or has been repaired

    i hope to add more info in a few days
    Sorry to bust your bubble on this , but these are not 20th Military district HzA markings. That is not how or where HzA district rebuilt/rebarreled rifles were marked. This marking is almost certainly applied when it was deactivated.

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    well thel that to the guy on this forum
    his name is fred live`s about 10 km from my house and has about 200 k98`s

    Wereldoorlog II • Toon onderwerp - onbekende code op k98

    i can translate the words he typte if you want to

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    Quote by wehrmachtsman View Post
    well thel that to the guy on this forum
    his name is fred live`s about 10 km from my house and has about 200 k98`s

    Wereldoorlog II • Toon onderwerp - onbekende code op k98

    i can translate the words he typte if you want to
    W ; That's all good and well anyone has 200 or more rifles...does that make anyone an expert ?. I collected 98k's for many years as well as data about them. There used to be a collectors newsletter called the KCN. It was the thing back then ( 12 yrs ago ). Loads of data was gathered and when the internet got into it many of us from the old KCN got more data and pics together of original unmolested arms, their markings and accessories. Wehrkreiss salvaged /repaired rifles of whcih I owned a handfull and have handled many do not exibit such markings applied that way or in that spot as your deactivated rifle does.
    If you take the time to go to gunboards.com and look up their 98k forum I think they have a sticky or you can search for the thread(s) on depot salvaged 98k markings. It would be worth it for you if for nothing the interesting data.

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