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1911Ron
March 25, 2015, 13:41
I have picked up from a coworker a Russian capture 1937 K98 Mauser for $350 it is in very nice shape #s don't match but from what I have read is this is not uncommon and electro penciled bolt and safety. It would seem on the K98 forum they turn their noses up at RC K98s :cry: :D:D
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hairygreek
March 25, 2015, 15:29
Dig it.

mpnv
March 25, 2015, 16:43
It would seem on the K98 forum they turn their noses up at RC K98s :cry: :D:D


Russian Capture K98's are starting to get more desirable. They have a history all their own. Mismatch serial numbers, peened insignias, and lacquered stocks, etc. are normal. The S/237 on the receiver is code for Berlin-Lubecker Maschinengabrik Lubeck. I like it. Nice Rifle. Enjoy!

c0wb0y84
March 25, 2015, 20:21
It would seem on the K98 forum they turn their noses up at RC K98s

They also turn their noses at the Yugoslavian K98 captures that were scrubbed. Sure some of the story of the rifles history is gone but they're still the same rifle that has added on to a different part of history.

K. Funk
March 25, 2015, 20:54
That is actually a very nice stock and the S/237 1937 code is a good one. I have been collecting codes and have about 15 now including a fairly rare 337 1939 and a 27 1939. I have 2 that are all matching non-R/C bring -backs.

krf

1911Ron
March 26, 2015, 09:05
That is actually a very nice stock and the S/237 1937 code is a good one. I have been collecting codes and have about 15 now including a fairly rare 337 1939 and a 27 1939. I have 2 that are all matching non-R/C bring -backs.

krf

When I first saw it I was happy on how nice the wood was and wondered if it had been replaced, but after reading up on them it was what you would find on them.

1911Ron
March 26, 2015, 09:07
When I first saw it I was happy on how nice the wood was and wondered if it had been replaced, but after reading up on them it was what you would find on them.

They also turn their noses at the Yugoslavian K98 captures that were scrubbed. Sure some of the story of the rifles history is gone but they're still the same rifle that has added on to a different part of history.

I think that if you had a Rifle that Himmler used you might be received better:biggrin:

Andy2205
March 26, 2015, 12:59
"It would seem on the K98 forum they turn their noses up at RC K98s."

Maybe that's because their team lost.

c0wb0y84
March 26, 2015, 15:00
I think that if you had a Rifle that Himmler used you might be received better:biggrin:

I'm sure but to snub someone for having the same thing in a different condition makes about as much sense as someone with a colt AR snubbing someone with a Del-ton AR, or a nice original colt owner snubbing a worn out colt.

gman
March 29, 2015, 00:38
I have the 10th rifle Erma produced. Seriously. Serial number 10. I also have the 10th rifle they produced in 1937. Seriously. How's that for coincidence.

I have a few k98's, but I won't buy one peened.

gew98
March 29, 2015, 11:33
15 years ago I was buying those eastern european used 98k's for $79 each or $10 less when I bought them 10 at a time. I found many nice bolt only mismatches in those lots , many total mismatches , some peened markings etc etc. Those with peened markings , and bad bores got the deer rifle treatment after I got any collector quality parts & wood off of them. Found two very mismatch SS gew98 to 98k reworks in those imports and made a gob off of them selling them to closet nazis.
When the russian rebuild 98k's came on th emarket they were under $200 and man were they ugly....ground numbers , horribly refinished wood , a spray paint like reblue...many with a god awfull bore. I turned many of them into good bubba rifles when I got into them on th echeap...there was just no collector value in such rehashed rifles . And with demand today as it is...some guys sink crazy money into these rehased 98's. Not my cup of tea. I like them as close to how they were made..not reworked. Same as I like my gew98's...unmolested by after german use rebuilds/modifications. Some collectors don't care and collect by 'code/date' . That's their cup of tea.

Olaf
March 29, 2015, 18:58
Nice,
maybe them fellas on the K98 forum don't know its smarter to shoot them RC's in the military bolt matches rather than $2000 dollar no import marked vet bring back :biggrin:.

mpnv
March 29, 2015, 19:02
Nice,
maybe them fellas on the K98 forum don't know its smarter to shoot them RC's in the military bolt matches rather than $2000 dollar no import marked vet bring back :biggrin:.

+1......That's why I sold all mine. It comes to a point of if your collecting or shooting.