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VK98 'Peoples Carbine' bnz45

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    Enjoy this scarce German 'Peoples Carbine' VK98.. Manufactured by Steyr in 1945... bnz45... BILL

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    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Bill that thing is awesome!

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    what is happening at the muzzle end? it looks not only unrifled but oversize, is it the barrell from some other weapon?

    very interesting...

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    Mr. Grist,

    Is there a weapon you do not own?. You seem to have a very large group of fine weapons, and they all look correct.

    Just German military or do you dabble in other items?.

    Best,

    Kris

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    Quote by K.Lindblom View Post
    Mr. Grist,

    Is there a weapon you do not own?. You seem to have a very large group of fine weapons, and they all look correct.



    Best,

    Kris
    (Just German military or do you dabble in other items?.) Kris, The collection has a bit of everything..but very heavy on WW2 German Items...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Quote by duchamp View Post
    what is happening at the muzzle end? it looks not only unrifled but oversize, is it the barrell from some other weapon?

    very interesting...
    This was a short cut in BBl. production apparently the crowning of the bbl. and rifiling at the end, is a time consuming process so it was done away with...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Hi Bill, am I right in thinking people have tried to fake these?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Bill, am I right in thinking people have tried to fake these?

    Cheers, Ade.
    Ade, Yes the Fakers have tried to duplicate VK98s, but there are various Tale-Tale things to look for...It is a expensive and rare German weapon, so the fakers try to copy it...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    what cal is it?

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    Quote by thierry View Post
    what cal is it?
    7.92X57 8mm Mauser...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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