View Full Version : 1914 Erfurt Kar98A - quick pictures
Didn't have time to set up a proper shoot, and it's raining, so some pics are a bit fuzzy, and I am using my old 10 year old point-and-shoot digital.
Here's the 1914 Erfurt Kar98A I just received. 100% matching, in SUPER condition. Only shame is the British proof marks, but still better than US import marks :biggrin1:
I'll do a proper shoot this weekend, or MAYBE later tonight in the garage.
Paul, I REALLY don't want to disassemble this one (I'd be disturbing the closet furries and dust :) ), unless you beg :thumbsup:
BTW, that is a dried, "varnished" ballistol covering on the metal - it comes off with a finger nail, but I have no plans removing it. It stays.
No pitting, no rust, beautifully preserved.
Now to find a muzzle cover and a proper sling - that's a '37 dated Kar98K sling on there now - perhaps WW2 period for it? We will never know.
10-06-2011, 11:48 AM
Nice rifle Lewis !! Tough to find in that type of condition.. I have an original kar98az sling if you are interested. I can ship it with the kkw.
10-06-2011, 06:53 PM
Of the two 14 dated 98a's I have come across only one was in as nice shae as yours and it was a bolt mismatch with duff cut under the rear band. I sold it to a fellow whom turned out to be a dealer from MA...and a buddy of mine in CT bought it and paid a kings ransome ..had I known he wanted a bolt mismatch 14 dated 98a I would have let him have it for under $200 , and that was just three years ago.
Anyhow the other example is a all matching and has definatel been through a wartime salvage as it has an armorer replacement stock and some Amberg proofed armorer parts - numbered to it. It sported a duff cut under the rear band too , which I repaired. Currently it sports my 98a flash hider and bottom portion of the trench cover....still looking for a 98a trench cover top end.
10-07-2011, 01:28 PM
Disassembly isn't needed so much as good pics of the RR, top & LR (serial) and stock markings. You knew I'd ask!
Yes MauserBill had a nice little Erfurt/1914 and he picked up a 1909/1920 Amberg for me at the same time. PeterK has it now.
10-07-2011, 02:12 PM
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