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Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:14 am
by Smokey
After WWII Norway had a bunch of K98Ks left behind. Many were rebarreled and otherwise modified to use .30-06 M2 Ball ammo. The were marked and set aside as Civil Guard rifles (if I'm correct) and were sold off as surplus several years ago. Anyone have one of these and comments on them?

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:57 pm
by Calfed
I've got one and they are pretty sweet. The Norwegians went out of their way to keep the parts of the rifle together when they rechambered them.

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The Norwegian serial number is 95320 and the original German serial is 3884. The Norwegian serial number appears on the receiver "flat" and the butt plate. The last three digits, "320" of the Norwegian serial appear in the bolt handle root.

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The German serial numbers seem to appear about everywhere else..the bolt release, seen above.

The barrel bands

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The trigger guard and action screws

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The sight base and slide

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And even possibly the extractor, which has the numbers "38" on it. Bore is shiny and sharp

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Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:28 am
by 72 usmc
A very nice bore. In 25 years I have never found one at WI gun shows. A rare find. Do these rifles exhibit import marks or are they from the early 1960s?

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:31 am
by 72 usmc

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:51 am
by Sarge
You don't say, but the photo of the mass of K98k rifles is in the anti-way at the entrance to the Norwegian War Museum at Acres Hus in Oslo. They have about a hundred K98k rifles welded together to form this moulage of rifles.
I was there in about 1975? Somewhere around here I have some photos of that mess.
Sarge

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:35 pm
by samsplacci
Great shooters. Undoubtedly Springfield 1903 barrels were used. With the help Candyman's stickies, I repaired some cracks in the buttstock near the buttplate for a buddy of mine. Of course, my terms were to let me shoot it once I was done!

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:38 pm
by Calfed
samsplacci wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:35 pm Great shooters. Undoubtedly Springfield 1903 barrels were used. With the help Candyman's stickies, I repaired some cracks in the buttstock near the buttplate for a buddy of mine. Of course, my terms were to let me shoot it once I was done!
Not sure I understand...are you saying that the Norwegian 30.06 K98's used Springfield 1903 barrels?

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:38 am
by samsplacci
I believe that the 1903 Springfield barrels have been used to rebarrel Mausers to 30-06 in other countries. I am wondering if the Norwegians did the same.

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:09 pm
by Calfed
samsplacci wrote: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:38 am I believe that the 1903 Springfield barrels have been used to rebarrel Mausers to 30-06 in other countries. I am wondering if the Norwegians did the same.
I've heard that some of the "Nato" marked 7.62 x 51 Chilean Mausers were made using cut down, rechambered 1903/03A3 barrels. I believe that the 30.06 barrels on the Norwegian K98's were made at Kongsberg, however.

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:42 pm
by mauserdad
I have got one in 30.06 and have heard there are some in 7.62NATO

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:15 am
by toot
waste not want not!

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:22 am
by Calfed
mauserdad wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:42 pm I have got one in 30.06 and have heard there are some in 7.62NATO
I've heard that There are Norwegian K98's in 7.62 x 51 also, although I've never seen one.

I've got several Kongsberg made Norwegian 7.62 x 51 K98 barrels that are in the white and have never been mounted, which offers some confirmation that at one time there were some 7.62 x 51 K98's.

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:59 am
by indy1919a4
you guys got me fired up over these Norwegian converts.. I could not find and end source.. But did find a link that seemed to have some decent details..

http://www.theakforum.net/forums/49-eas ... k98-s.html

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:05 pm
by indy1919a4
And I do know this is alittle off topic, But how cool are Norwegian Krag rifles captured by the Germans

Not my auction... Heck I wish it was..

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/658795690

Re: Norwegian K98s

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 pm
by dezzertrat
This website has information on Krags that the Germans forced the Norwegians to manufacture for them at Kongsberg during WW2:

http://candrsenal.com/a-quick-and-dirty ... en-rifles/

Scroll down to the Norwegian section. Some of these forced manufacture Krags were chambered for 8x57.