View Full Version : Russian captured K98s may be coming
January 29, 2002, 09:04
Anybody else heard of the Russian captured K98s that are up for highest bidder in Eastern Europe?
Let's just hope that a Canadian group doesn't get the winning bid for this lot of what is reported to be "thousands and thousands" of collectible Mausers.
January 29, 2002, 10:25
Be warned I have seen several Russian K98's. The Russians didn't keep these in very good shape..They also like to mark them up with electric pencil.
January 29, 2002, 10:44
The Russians didn't keep these in very good shape
Even so..these may be a good starting point for project rifles, assuming the price is right!
January 29, 2002, 10:49
They tended to knock the eagles off with punches.
They could be arsenal rebuilds also.
I got a Luger some years ago from Russia. Refinished dark parking with crossed arrows to show that it was redone. Fairly nice gun for the price.
January 29, 2002, 16:39
I really like my Russian K98 capture. Other than having no Waffenmarks its a great rifle.
January 29, 2002, 19:52
Supposedly refurbed, much like the 91/30's and M-38's. I hope that they didn't paint the K98's with the black paint....
January 29, 2002, 22:42
Most likely mismatched, Russian marked, and having peened waffens, but overall should be in better shape than the Yugoslavian K98s (not M47, M48, etc.) that are floating around.
For a GREAT deal on a K98, get yourselves a Yugo Preduzece 44 K98 -- postwar K98s, the one I received is still packed in heavy cosmoline and brand spankin' new, a brand new K98!!!, deep, deep bluing, matching serial numbers (forced on mag floorplate and stock) and waffens as a bonus! Bought it from Ellison's back in December.
January 30, 2002, 07:46
I bought one of the East german K98's that were floating around several years back. Big 5 had them on sale for $89.00.
The intent was a project gun since the rifle overall was only fair.
The waffenamts are peened off, no matching #'s, bore is dark, finish mostly gone, stock looks like it was carried through some pretty nasty times.
I got it out last night and looked it over real well and...She desrves to stay as is, if it could talk!
I think the Russian capture guns will probably be the same.
January 30, 2002, 14:02
There is word of a large lot for sale in Germany. I got this from Tuco. If they are as nice as the ones Century imported a few years ago I will buy a couple.
BTW I have a few of the imported Kar98k with all markings intact. So not all were peened out like we have been seeing the last few years.
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