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 Post subject: Karabiner 98a?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:32 pm 
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Has anyone heard of these? One just popped up for sale and it's a gentleman I've bought from before, so it's more than likely a very good quality rifle. Just wondering what typical price range is. He states everything is matching including the stock. I'll have some photos later tonight I can share hopefully. Currently I just have the armslist add, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Karabiner 98a?
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The stock was heavily sanded, even the cross bolt got it. Without more pix, it is hard to say if it is really nice otherwise, It looks abused to me. If the receiver is stamped "K 98" then it is Polish not German. German made examples of this model are usually, if not always, stamped "KAR 98" in German script.

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 Post subject: Re: Karabiner 98a?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:29 pm 
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Ah, I'm trying to research but having trouble finding a value.


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 Post subject: Re: Karabiner 98a?
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From The Standard Catalog of Military Firearms The Collector's Price and Reference Guide 7th Edition by Phillip Peterson

Pg 298 Poland
M98AZ

This rifle is the same as the German Model 98AZ, and was assembled using German WW1 parts...These are found both with and without Polish markings on the receiver. Price shown assumes Polish markings. An unmarked M98AZ will bring up to 50% less.

EXC. $950
V.G. $750
Good $550
Fair $300

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 Post subject: Re: Karabiner 98a?
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Doesn't look sanded to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Karabiner 98a?
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I don't believe it was sanded either. Just a good stock not beat to s$&!. And I checked my book, thank you for pointing that out as I think I would have overpaid due to missing that small but great detail of "k98" rather than "kar98", seems that stamp is the difference between $300ish and $1000. Anyways, I'll contact the seller and see if he's willing to play ball and if not oh well. Thank you guys again, this is why I'm glad this forum is here. :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Karabiner 98a?
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Any further info would be appreciated though besides what's in the book, I'm having a difficult time locating info online. Also, I apologize as I have now posted in the wrong section for this rifle.

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If all matching its worth more than 300ish. I would say around 500ish.


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