Gewehr 98 steal

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Gewehr 98 steal

#1 Post by Woody_be » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:29 am

So three months ago i was at one of my local firearms dealers when in the corner of my eye i saw a milsurpish looking rifle among all the nearly new rifles. He showed it to me and said it had hung on a friend of his home for 30 years but was never shot. I noticed it only missing the extractor and cleaning rod. The rifling is very dull but sharp lands and grooves. It was a rifle that just had to be gone and swift so he priced it at 50€...couldnt let it sit there for that price. So it followed me home and by now i found an extractor and shot it. Light 8x57 loads still shoot wayyyy to high but i dont mind. Stock has some repairs on it and very glossy but its owkay for an old dog. Not matching numbers on the bolt. The other pistols in the pictures i picked up the same day at another dealer but that comes in another topic. ImageImageImageImageImage

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#2 Post by vandle » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:06 pm

50 Euro aaaahhhhh

you stole that. Nice looking rifle
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#3 Post by SmokinTurkey » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:07 pm

Yes you stole that one but it is a very nice rifle!

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#4 Post by Calfed » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:26 pm

Damn...better check and see if Interpol has a Red Notice out for you, because you did steal that. ;)

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#5 Post by Woody_be » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Yep better stay low for a while. I had a really lucky day. Got this rifle and two p38 for real good deal. Month later i lost my mufler of my car so karma balances it out

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:57 pm

How the rifle survived WWII and not turned in is anyone's guess. What a great find! Hope you get to shoot it soon.
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#7 Post by mauserdad » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:40 pm

Very nice
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#8 Post by Stef242 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:41 pm

Ah, that's the one from Hervens? Very nice find!!

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#9 Post by Woody_be » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:42 pm

Yup it is...had to find an extractor and a cleaning rod and it was owkay

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#10 Post by Stef242 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:20 pm

An extractor and a cleaning rod is indeed not that hard to find.
I visited Hervens last friday: he had a K31 for sale and also 2 Lee-Enfields: the .22LR he has for quite a while now and a No1. Also saw a bunch of Webley-revolvers.......tempting tempting ;-)

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#11 Post by Woody_be » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:20 pm

K31 i already got but can highly recommend. The lee is in worse shape then mine (stil not bad shape). The webleys i really really want...455?

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#12 Post by professrh » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Nice score!

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#13 Post by Stef242 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:41 pm

Woody_be wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:20 pm
K31 i already got but can highly recommend. The lee is in worse shape then mine (stil not bad shape). The webleys i really really want...455?
The "new" one in .303 looked very well, wouldn't be surprised if it was refinished somewhere. Anyway, price was ok imo: 350 euro (same as for the one in .22).

No idea on the price of the Webleys.....he had 5 of em in a box, all different versions and finishes by the looks of it.

K31 I got myself about 2 months ago, indeed a goodie, goes well along my 2 other swiss rifles.

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