View Full Version : Need info on Correct Bolt for Karab.98b.
08-16-2011, 12:44 PM
Gentlemen, need some expert advice on the correct bolt for a Simpson Karab.98b. The bolt that came with rifle (not matching of course) is only marked on the handle top, 1410a, underside of handle flat with a rather large eagle & W249 (I think, Very Very light), and end of extractor, 10. No other markings anywhere on bolt. Tried to take bolt pics, but camera won't do close ups.
Could experts please comment, and educate me on correct bolts for 98b's such as this one.
Thanks very much,
08-16-2011, 01:12 PM
well ,the bolt that is in it is the correct type. Just not correctly proofed. Simson used E/6 amd E/76 and one other I think.. Look at the thread I started titled simson 98b. It has clear pic's of a simson bolt..
08-16-2011, 01:53 PM
Reisel pictures are not the greatest; do you have the rifle in hand? Can you do new images of the rifle?
I am most curious of the markings on the barrel and under the receiver? See if your camera can do these markings? That it has the "1920" is very curious, it is not the only one like it, but usually the "1920" is higher on the receiver when it is a property marking. (it certainly is one, Simson was not making rifles in 1920)
As for the bolt, M99 is correct, you will be seeking bolt fairly similar to the 98k in style, but the bolt's bottom flat should have a Simson "dove" style eagle and a e/6 waffenamt under that. They are not easy to find, very expensive if you do find one for sale, but sometimes you can get lucky on them as many can't tell the difference between 98b and 98k or do not think the acceptance patterns matter as to value.
Here is an example, it is typical of your range.
08-17-2011, 08:06 AM
Thanks much to Emmagee for the question and SimsonSuhl for the nice bolt photo. As Simson may know from my posting last year on another board, I acquired a very nice Simson 98b barreled action all matching except for a bolt. So far, completely unsuccesful in finding a bolt (or stock). Making do with a properly headspaced Gew98 unnumbered armorer's bolt.
08-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, my camera has decided its electronic life has come to an end, but give me a couple of days and I'll post more detailed pics.
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