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Author:  JordyBoy234 [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 13:19 pm ]
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Hi all,
Im thinking about buying a deactivated Nazi Kar 98 rifle but I have no idea what makes a good one. (I re-enact 101st airborne so I have little knowledge about German weapons)
So if anyone has any information about what makes a good one like best date or best markings I would really appreciate it.
Cheers

Author:  Oggy [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 16:26 pm ]
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Don't get a Yugo one...

Author:  peregrinvs [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 17:26 pm ]
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Depends how fussy you want to be: a Creme de la Creme example will be completely original from WWII (matching serial numbers, etc) but you aren't likely to bump into one of those. More realistically, look for one with no obvious postwar markings and ideally has the correct spec stock and fittings for that maker / year. (They varied over time) Post pics here for an appraisal if you see one you like the look of.

Markings:

http://home.scarlet.be/p.colmant/k98kmarkings.htm

http://home.scarlet.be/p.colmant/subcontractors.htm

Author:  JordyBoy234 [ Sun Nov 11, 2012 18:20 pm ]
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Cheers peregrinvs ! :)

Author:  welshbayonetww2 [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 17:07 pm ]
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There are quite a few of the russian captured K98s arround .

Normally in pretty good condition, but they did have a habit of painting the stocks with a nasty red shellac. It can be cleaned off with a bit of care though.

Doug

Author:  Oggy [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 23:40 pm ]
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Didn't they overstamp the metalwork?

Author:  REME 245 [ Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:22 am ]
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The Russian Capture weapons are forced matched i.e. they were all stripped down for refurbishment and the parts were effectively thrown in a pile. The weapons were then reassembled with the next available part and the chamber number electropenciled on to the non-matching parts. You will also see Russian rebuild stamps on them.

They are all refinished (wood and metal) and will need a little cosmetic work to get them back to full German war-time configeration, but it depends on how much of an anorack you are. There used to be a very good thread on this forum on how to put them back to war-time finish.

Author:  Frontovik [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:15 pm ]
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I wonder what happened to all these...

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Author:  FISH80 [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:28 pm ]
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i have k98 rifle is 1942,,,, but i really like to have one of it from the pic please :D
Hadeel
xxx

Author:  BarnacleBill [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:00 pm ]
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Nazi K98, you'd have to ask for it's party membership card.

Author:  Whitefeather [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 19:55 pm ]
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Shameless plug i know, but PM me if you are interested.....................

http://wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=151&t=78692

Author:  JordyBoy234 [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 20:32 pm ]
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Nice K98 mate but I am looking for a darker wood one.

Author:  Jaws [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 20:50 pm ]
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Frontovik wrote:
I wonder what happened to all these...

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The israelis bought them in 1948!

Regards,

Gary.

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