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Need to know if I got scammed.

Article about: I just started collecting ww2 items, guns in particular. I don't know a whole lot about this k98 44 byf, but the gun dealer really sold me on it. The thing that is scaring me is I'm not find

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    ...doing it again.....

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    Russian capture. See the X mark.


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    Quote by tank destroyer View Post
    I hate to tell you this but you over paid. The rifle has been totally reworked and the the matching numbers do not mean a thing on this rifle. The number have likely been added to hump up the price and the rifle has a import mark, that would make this a 500.00 rifle in my opinion.

    Thank you. I just spoke with the gun store and they seemed receptive to a refund. I will need specifics on what is not correct though. I would appreciate any you or anyone else can give me.

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    I think also it is a bunch of serial # added post war, that would be my issue with the seller. This was all to common with German weapons and pistols. Price, bought in USA I say yes overpaid. There is way more and better original guns to choose from. It is a Russian capture with the numbers on a re-worked stock.

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    Also not sure if we can promote other web site forums here by name, but there are forums dedicated to just K98 rifles. They have the best info.

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    Quote by WW2headgearlover View Post
    Also not sure if we can promote other web site forums here by name, but there are forums dedicated to just K98 rifles. They have the best info.
    IMHO...Yes...you can. The goal of this forum is to provide the best information and if there is another source that can provide that then we have done our job correctly

    As far as this rifle...As Marty and others have said... a humped up reworked K98 with import marks and "potential" restampings. All this is (once certified by a gunsmith) is a "shooter" . Zero collector value.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    We know the receiver and stock are WW2 vintage along with smaller parts that are marked. If everything is WW2 as well then it has value to some above shooter grade IMO.

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    Actually its a lot worse than a normal RC rifle and worth a lot less IMO. The buffed bolt really is the kiss of death to a collector.Also the stock has been stripped and sanded,and parts renumbered.The Russian Capture rifles have some history of their own if left alone,this one was not.Its at best a shooter worth half what you paid.Just my opinion.
    Last edited by Toecutter; 03-31-2019 at 07:59 PM.

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    Did the Seller use the 'Import Stamp' as a selling feature?

    Best to ask collectors before purchase.
    More expensive losses have been made.

    I hope it works out for you.


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    Thank you all for the advice and info!

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