View Full Version : Mauser kkw serial 284
09-13-2011, 08:13 PM
I've had this one for a while and we had a spot of nice weather and I took some shots of it. I thought at one time it was the lowest observed. But, I think one lower has surfaced but it was butchered. This is one of the nicest examples of an early mauser kkw I have seen. It saw little to no use. Enjoy.
09-13-2011, 08:21 PM
09-13-2011, 11:02 PM
Wow. I have to admit I am a newbie with Trainers. It is amazing you just do not see that many of them. Great rifle. :thumbsup:Thanks for posting.
Yeah, thanks for posting Wayne. You have email :)
Bob in OHIO
09-14-2011, 07:28 AM
Yes, very nice and early. The serials can be deceptive with the d.f. marked ones confusing the sn range. I'm quite certain your example is w/o the d.f. designation as your example has the early features?
09-14-2011, 01:16 PM
nobody seems to know what the d.f. marking means. I dont know German so could it be an abreviate for duplicate number?? These kkw's dont run in a typical mauser o. commercial range. Nor do the dsm's.
I have both early and late examples as does B.I.O. Early rifles have all the early features. No sight hood, handguard retainer clip, Numbered h.g. and rear site components. Small mauser banner.
The later rifles more mock the k98. using a k98 rear sight tube and sight hood.
Bob in OHIO
09-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Mr Simpson originated the notion of a "duplicate number" that might indeed correspond to the D.F. designation. I analyzed the SN available to me and an article was published in The Military Rifle Journal 204:5-12 (2011). The data holds up very well that the enigmatic D.F. to be a second run with reuse of serials.
09-15-2011, 10:04 AM
Does it have small proof marks on the heel of the stock. Mine has what looks like a small hole but I think its a mark..
It a later gustof
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