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Re: Israeli K98

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:31 pm
by 72 usmc
another 3 photos
The late Israeli sling with brass hardware not sewn.
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Re: Israeli K98

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:41 pm
by 72 usmc
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For some reason it will not let me post the dirty bird inspection marks photos. :think: I always have problems posting photos with my 9 year old Mac. Got to do it one at a time and can only get 5 per post. Hence, so many individual posts for 1 rifle. He had two other Israeli .308 K98ks on the table, but all around $400. Both were FNs with the IDF crest. About the same condition except bore and muzzle condition varried. I took the one with a like new bore and good wood. I figure not bad for a nice vz 24 lacking the intact crest as a trade. We were both happy. He got my shooter, and I just found out this one is a tack driver, so that is a good trade in my book. :clap: :doh:

It is interesting the different markings and black paint and how each rifle looks. Each has a restamped matching bolt. Yours has a normal trigger guard, mine a winter larger trigger guard??? Your stock looks rubbed down mine was oil soaked. The dog beat Guatemalan rifles with CAI import marks and a secondary dot matrix serial number on the receiver from 2004 did not have matching bolts, sewer pipe barrels and really beat stocks. Vandle, I guess we were both lucky. Is yours import marked?

Re: Israeli K98

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:53 pm
by vandle
Hi 72 usmc

There are no import marks on the rifle. I believe it would have been imported direct into Australia.
Thank you for sharing information on your Israeli, its a very interesting subject seeing there are so
many variations to get ones head around.

Cheers

Re: Israeli K98

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:06 pm
by 72 usmc
thank you, Does your have a normal K98 removable floor plate ? I assume it a milled type with floor plate?

Re: Israeli K98

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:29 am
by vandle
It has the standard removable floor plate.

Re: Israeli K98

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:03 pm
by EdHoffer
The Israeli contract as stated was made up of left overs, battlefield pick ups and new manufacture. Israel just needed arms, unlike the Arctic K98 which for the most part was new or NOS; this model was a cash cow to fill up the coffers of the depleted CZ government and arms industry.

I have 2 Israeli K98's by luck both have Czech, German and a Star of David: How ironic.