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Gew88, Gew98, Kar98 etc.
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Re: german stuff

#16 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:26 pm

capt14k wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Yes non import marked matching would be most desirable. Import marked K98k are much less desirable than most other Milsurps.

Never seen that American Eagle Crest but now I want one. I'm a sucker for a nice crest.

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The crest has become one of my favorites.. I know it is not an original crest, But do not care, it should have been... Nice thing the prices are still pretty low on those and they are in good condition usually.

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#17 Post by Hammy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 am

I've got a K98, marked bcd 44, every German stamp has been violently erased with what appears to be a grinder or large file. It's got a small import mark on the bottom of the barrel, under the front sight. From what I've learned on this site, it was a Romanian capture, heavily used. Still shoots good, if I remember correctly I gave $100 for it and a bandoleer of Turkish ammo about 15 years ago from a guy who was hard up for cash.
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#18 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:18 pm

I messed up and did not get a Romanian capture when I had the chance... I think those are a cool captures

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#19 Post by roverboy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:58 pm

Hammy wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 am
I've got a K98, marked bcd 44, every German stamp has been violently erased with what appears to be a grinder or large file. It's got a small import mark on the bottom of the barrel, under the front sight. From what I've learned on this site, it was a Romanian capture, heavily used. Still shoots good, if I remember correctly I gave $100 for it and a bandoleer of Turkish ammo about 15 years ago from a guy who was hard up for cash.
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My BCD is a 42 and still has all the German stamps. The bolt doesn't match and the stock has been replaced. I can't find a import stamp anywhere.

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#20 Post by roverboy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:02 pm

Don't know why my post before this one came out like that. I've never seen that happen.

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#21 Post by capt14k » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:03 pm

I recently sold a Romanian Capture bolt mismatch 1940 660 Reichsadlers and receiver proofs ground away. Waffenamts left intact. The mismatched bolt bothered me.

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#22 Post by roverboy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:41 pm

A lot that were bringbacks had mismatched bolts and I've heard that some even got switched when they went to the arsenal to have work done.

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#23 Post by Hammy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:32 am

A few more details, my K98 is basically numbers matching on receiver, stock, and bands, bolt is a total mismatch, whoever ground off the birds was very enthusiastic about his job, a couple of the waffenamts are still there, the barrel shank is marked Ax so from some of my other research it's an Erma manufactured barrel. I don't have it in front of me right now, or I'd see what else I missed. I'm gonna have to learn how to download pictures on this site.
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