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Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#61 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:15 pm

Sorry in my folder these show all upright, Added correct view but it will not allow deletion of the other. Go figure. I guess it just makes actually finding a copy of the magazine more important. Last two pages are now out of order page 111 is shown first and p 110 second. I am going to leave things as is, deletion s just make posts worse.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#62 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:02 pm

Libertrytreecollectors has just found & sold a Czech sterile/ground receiver K98k with a non winter trigger guard. A great example of a Post war ground Czech K98k. But it has British proofs and no import marks. A very nice example.

They have some great photos and these are all of theirs:
This offering is for the pictured Czech K98 Mauser rifle. In very good looking condition, we understand these to have been made in 1945 or the immediate post war years from the arsenals at Brno.

Serial numbers no longer match and many of the parts bear German WW2 inspector markings. Metal finish is fully blued with slight silvering on the sharp edges. Military crest is removed from the receivers top. Additional British firing proofs have been added for commercial resale in England.

Hardwood stock and hand guard are sound with minor dings and compressions.

8mm Mauser Not Import marked.
Source:All photos are Libertytreecollectors
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#63 Post by 72 usmc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Two More of the Czech sterile ground receiver K98 without an Arctic trigger guard. No import mark and British proofs
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#64 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:05 pm

So here are some photos of the Mitchell box and over the years the goodies that came with the replica-like, U.S. made over, humped K98 rifle. The contents of the collector box :shifty: depended on what was on hand and what grade you purchased.
Since I never got snookered, I do not own one, as a result these photos have been taken from on line source photos produced by a "Mitchell K98"search. If you can find one in the box at half price, say $200 they make good shooters. :think:
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#65 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Here is a view of a Mitchell import mark on the barrel. Notice the poor condition of blue on this "Souvenir" grade Mitchell. Their Premium and Collector grades had better condition sourced/selected RCs. first photo "Souvenir grade", second photo "Collector grade"
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Here are close ups of the Mitchell restamped numbers a non German font: "Sure do match..." :lol:
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The 8mm ammo that they sold , Storemans 2014 old photo see link for photos only. these items have been sold eons ago http://www.trapshooters.com/threads/8-m ... ll.207009/
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#66 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:09 pm

Mitchell expensive ammo in the red box has their special headstamp, "MITCHELL 8mm Mauser" It is new PPU made Yugo 8mm specially reheadstamped for you to display your rifle :dance: :doh: :snooty: :lol:
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here is a view of the back of the box if the old link goes dead. Source Storeman.
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:shhh: :shifty: :confusion-confused: Let me think, Blue box PPU at 14.95, or Mitchell's red box PPU at $25 :think:
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#67 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:11 pm

Another Czech K98, but still in 8mm, an early specimen


Old guns .com actually had an 8mm Czech K98 in 8mm mauser that was not converted. This is a hard one to find at gun shows, but they must still be out there. Source of the pictures are old guns- their pictorial mosaic . This specimen, a DOT 1945 was still in 8mm mauser and not rebulit into .308. A rare bird at any gun show. It has a mismatched bolt and winter/arctic trigger guard with non removable floor plate. NO 7.62 STAMP on receiver or burned into the stock.
K98K 8MM MAUSER RIFLE- DOT 1945 - made by Waffenwerke Brunn, Czechoslovakia, also written as Brno in 1945. This is a rifle which was made under German occupation, but never completely assembled before the end of the war. The Czechs later completed these with additional parts, especially the large bow stamped trigger guard, for sales to whoever would buy them. Many ended up being used in the Israeli war for independence in 1947
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#68 Post by gabe » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks for taking the time to put this together! Lots of great info here

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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#69 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:44 pm

Did not know Mitchells had their own headstamped ammo, that is pretty cool.. You know you have made it when you have your own headstamped ammo :)...

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