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Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#151 Post by Curtis762 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:12 pm

There needs to be a book for all of these! I know there are books that cover many of the 98k and Mausers but I would like to see one like this post. I have several on the Mauser rifle and the Yugo, but I could only imagine learning more about the ones that aren't talked about as much as the German Mausers. I'm really into the post war Czech versions but information on them is still limited. I think they are underrated, even though I hope they remain that way so I can afford more, but I don't want to see them turned into sporters. I also think the Yugo refurbs are great too. These are the two that I like to focus on so I can learn more about them. I did come across an Argentino 1909 at a pawn shop for $400, out the door, the other day. I quickly came home to read up on it. I'm always finding out more and always surprised to see how many different variations of the Mauser there are. Keep up the good work and lets see some more of what we find.

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#152 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:16 pm

ON 14 DEC 2019 I DID AN ACTIVE LINK CHECK. Inactive links are indicated in light orange. The dark orange is a "word search" to paste into a google search in order to go to the reference link. Both sources still function, just that the Milsurps Knowledge Library limits the number of views for visitors. It is a great source information.

With most posts, I reposted the information into the forum at the time of writing and made a photocopy of all the work up to page 6. The information remains, but the reference source for some of the quotes & pictures are now blank/inactive. This occurs with many of the auction sites like Libertytreecollectors. Only their designated Libertytreecollectors Reference Library examples are maintained. Other posts and photos go inactive and disappear. Hence, I reproduced the quotes and photos I wanted the reader to view in the posts, just that their source is now dead. In one or two of the other reference links, I have noticed some photos are missing or blurred by PHOTO BUCKET due to forum members using secondary sources/hosting agents to post photos in the many different forums used as references.

On page 2 a link that had some great reference photos that went blank. Here is the original link:
https://www.ar15.com/forums/armory/Blac ... 14-427566/
Gunny USMC photo's of his rifle were outstanding documentation of his example of a Romanian/Albanian/ Balkan K98k. I took photos of my photo copy. THIS ALLOWED ME to repost his missing photos. They are not as clear as the originals, but better than none at all. Here are the missing 16 pictures.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#153 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Balkan K98k Missing gunnyusmc photos continued:
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#154 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:22 pm

Balkan K98k Missing gunnyusmc photos continued:
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#155 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:23 pm

Balkan K98k Missing gunnyusmc photos continued: Overview
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#156 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:50 pm

Here are Indys missing photos:

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Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:13 pm

Well had me going with all the Norwegian talk had to pick up one that was at a local gun show.. Had one but the wood really called to me with this one.. Love that dark rose wood color.

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Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:52 am

72 usmc wrote: ↑Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:48 pm

By the way, you realized that you used up all of your luck for this year on that find.
Can you provide some better bolt head pictures, and close ups of the wood stock modifications.
Nonsense, I make my own luck.. and there is more to come :)

Here is a photo of the bolt

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The bolt is all matching number, The firing pin is not numbered. The stock parts are all matching the original German serial number

Will get some stock photos in a bit.

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update, I kinda lied to you, the Butt stock plate is numered the same number that the Norwegian renumbered the rifle to. The rest of the stock pieces are numbered to the original German number .

The sight has some Waffenamts on it, but is a different number to either the Norwegian number or the German number.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#157 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:54 pm

Here is the final repost of Indys photos 14 Dec 2019. These were taken from the Wayback machine save I did for each page. They now have been added by the forum method and should stay in place. Unfortunately i could not place them into his post.
At least the data is reposted. So two corrections have been made in order to add the missing photos.
Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:33 pm

Speaking of Norwegian k98s reminds me of a display in Norway at the Oslo Resistance museum.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#158 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:31 pm

Israeli K98k Mauser .22 Caliber Trainer Rifle

Here is a .22cal. K98K trainer that is an Israeli marked K98k from Libertytreecollectors: This link will go inactive, but this is the source of quote and all photos of this fantastic K98K from Libertytreecollectors. Ya, 900+ bucks :doh:
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... dcategory=
Serial number #1769 This offering is for the pictured Israeli K98 Mauser .22 Caliber Training Rifle. In very good looking condition, maker marked from FN, Fabrique Nationale Belgium on military contract.

Matching serial numbers bolt to receiver. Standard sized K98, metal has smooth parkerized finish with wear on the barrel muzzle area and trigger guard from use. Single shot bolt action appears mechanically fine.

Sound hardwood stock and hand guard with typical small dings and dents. Marked 0.22 on the right butt.
Chambered in .22 rimfire, the bore is brite with very good rifling. Import marked.


Photos of this fine example:
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#159 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:33 pm

More pictures of the K98K .22 trainer:
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#160 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:37 pm

More pictures of the K98K .22 trainer:
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This is one fine .22 cal trainer. but its value is off the charts $900+ I have never seen one of these at gun shows in the last 25 years- hence its price.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#161 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:46 pm

FN Mausers and the Fight for Israel
by Anthony Vanderlinden - Friday, October 19, 2018 and a new book.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#162 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:53 pm

For those that just have to have an original bring back.... here is a caution. Have an expert along if you pay big bucks. Or buy one with papers from a trusted seller or vet that brought it back-- now-a-days most likely his son or daughter that it was passed onto.

Here is a nice link to show the average collector how close the fakes are. http://www.latewar.com has some interesting information: weapons, k98forum, 1945 serial & models, field gear...
Take the test can you ID the restamped rifle?? :shhh: :doh: :think: :think: :think: ;)
Detecting the Fakes
link http://www.latewar.com/html/fake1.htm
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