I am providing photos and links for two specimens. The first is Libertytreecollector' Spandau 1917s with a replacement barrel and Beswick's, 1918, C G Haenal Suhl, Gew98 with the original Gew 98 barrel cut down. I am providing photos from the sources because if one has an outdated computer sometimes the links do not open. Other times the original link/post is gone/deleted. So here is a documented record of two nice Gew 98s converted to K98k rifles.
Here is an odd duck, a K98 made up from a rebuilt GEW 98 in 1937. Not what I would call a cheep or a commonly found K98. I have never seen one of these at a gun show in WI. I wonder how many of these were made? Source is Libertytreecollectors: https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... dcategory=
What they say about this jewel.
When it's sold the pictures will be gone so here are some highlights from their photos so they stay as a record.This offering is for the pictured German WW2 K98 Mauser Rifle. An interesting configuration of parts, likely assembled into K98 configuration as need for the war effort.
From the Craig Brown German Mauser Collection.
Receiver is WW1 Spandau Arsenal, dated 1917, metal finish is mostly a worn blue, attractive gun metal gray in most of the receiver area.
Serial numbers no longer match but these parts match the receiver, barrel, rear sight, bolt stop, butt plate, follower, floor plate and trigger guard. Band are mis matched and unmarked. bolt is mis matched. Barrel is an Erma marked replacement.
Sound Laminated stock and hand guard, both un numbered.
Chambered in 8mm Mauser the bore is brite with very good rifling, slight frost in the grooves. Not import marked.