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petersen43
02-22-2012, 08:24 PM
Hi Everyone,
I just picked up an original long side rail sniper and wanted to share some pics. This rifle was brought into a shop near me where the owner (reportedly the grandson of the WW2 vet who brought it back) asked to have the shop clean up the rifle so he could begin to shoot it. Apparently the grandson had only recently found it in the attic. Long story short, I saw the rifle sitting there when I went in to pick up another k98 I was transferring in and managed to buy the rifle through the gunshop from the owner a week later. The rifle is a phosphate bcd4, s/n 93081 no letter suffix. Aside from cleaning the bore, I didn't do a thing to it. The scope & mount, floorplate/spring/follower, and rear action screw are missing, but otherwise the rifle is as good as it gets. It's all matching, the stock is unsanded, and the bore is perfect. I did briefly disassemble it, and it turns out the stock and handguard are un-numbered as well as the bands. Bands & triggerguard are stamped, qnw marked triggerguard has no provisions for "capture" screws. The owner told the shop he believed there was a magazine in the attic for this rifle, which was interesting, but I would think it likely have had only a floorplate. It is interesting to note, that the floorplate locking pin in the triggerguard is missing which may or may not support the mystery mag story. Any help in locating replacing the missing parts with correct items would be sincerely appreciated. What do you guys think?
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mjn
02-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Congratulations on your find. It's nice to see these snipers still coming out of the woodwork. Someone last year posted a bring-back LSR, and another member had the matching mount/scope, so ya never know!

ditch68
02-22-2012, 09:06 PM
Aww, beautiful. How I would love to find what you did in that condition.

Thanks for posting!

Jeff

mjn
02-22-2012, 09:19 PM
I forgot to ask... does this one have a smooth or checkered butt plate?
Thanks,
Mike

petersen43
02-22-2012, 09:30 PM
I forgot to ask... does this one have a smooth or checkered butt plate?
Thanks,
Mike
The buttplate is checkered checkered, and the stock is quite thick.

petersen43
02-22-2012, 09:41 PM
I was just looking over the serial numbers posted on the serial number thread of the Gunboards site, and someone posted 93080!!!!!

JSko
02-22-2012, 10:00 PM
I was just looking over the serial numbers posted on the serial number thread of the Gunboards site, and someone posted 93080!!!!!

What are the odds of that.

mauser202
02-22-2012, 10:16 PM
Wow that is some awsome luck finding a rifle like that in that condition! What part of the country are you from?

StG Jager
02-22-2012, 10:20 PM
That is Way COOL!!!!!!! Congrats

Bigdibbs88
02-22-2012, 10:28 PM
my jealousy meter is off the charts right now. SWEET find!!

vaughn99
02-22-2012, 10:54 PM
here you go

vintagescope
02-23-2012, 01:26 AM
And original scope for 93080 is BEK 78607 !
Excellent !

petersen43
02-23-2012, 06:57 PM
May I ask why the matching scope & mount were liberated from the rifle?

Wolfsburg
02-23-2012, 08:22 PM
Very nice! It's a good feeling to find one of these, isn't it? ;) Still keeping an eye out for the missing mount (and hopefully accompanying scope and base) from mine.

I doubt there'd ever be a way to know for sure what happened to the scope and hardware but I've heard they were sometimes removed and tossed by surrendering German snipers in an effort to not advertise their role, since snipers were often reviled. I've also heard scopes were often removed and put on hunting rifles by returning GIs, since German scopes were high quality and cheap (free!).

mjn
02-23-2012, 08:39 PM
And original scope for 93080 is BEK 78607 !
Excellent !

vintagescope, you deserve an award! This is the second time on this forum you've matched a mount/scope to its original rifle. :hail: It's great to see such a thing happen.

ditch68
02-23-2012, 08:58 PM
What are the odds of that.

There is another set of consecutive serial LSRs already "mated" in a collection!

Very very cool!!

Jeff

mrfarb
02-23-2012, 10:09 PM
Slow down fellas. Dave Roberts owns 93080 and the mount is with the rifle. He's standing right here next to me in Louisville with no pants on.

Wolfsburg
02-23-2012, 11:23 PM
Well, that's kinky...

Nigromontanus
02-24-2012, 04:53 PM
From serial # the bek fits much better. Matter of factly it always caused me concerns why Ajack 52293 is on such an "early" rifle. All late Ajacks I know are either unmounted or have unnumbered mounts. I think that the bek was originally on this mount and mount 93080 was restored and Ajack put on it because it looks better. Whoever did this should try his best to put the ensemble back in original shape.

The voice from the cave.

vaughn99
02-24-2012, 11:45 PM
Hello,

the scope for 93080 is with the rifle from the start i was just posting the serial of the rifle to show the observation posted was indeed true and didn't post all the pics i had!!! sorry to throw ppl off.

later
vaughn

ditch68
02-25-2012, 10:07 AM
Ahhhh. I thought it was a different set.

Blast.

Jeff

Dave Roberts
02-29-2012, 12:30 AM
From serial # the bek fits much better. Matter of factly it always caused me concerns why Ajack 52293 is on such an "early" rifle. All late Ajacks I know are either unmounted or have unnumbered mounts. I think that the bek was originally on this mount and mount 93080 was restored and Ajack put on it because it looks better. Whoever did this should try his best to put the ensemble back in original shape.

The voice from the cave.

Paul
I am Very confused as to why You think LSR 93080 is an "Early" Rifle . In fact Ser#93080 is April of 1945 not at all Early but Very Late . In Regards to Ajacks being on Late Unnumbered LSR Mounts this too is NOT correct I know of one LSR Mount Ser#48284 & Ajack #51670 and it puts this particular Combo in about Dec.1944 and one other LSR BCD45 93181 Mount 93181 & Ajack #52385 .These are just a few I have in my Serial Range Study. So it does show that Ajacks in this Serial Range were used on these Late LSR`s. From the info I have gathered over the Years of Collecting only WWII German K98 Sniper Rifles when these rifle were assembled they were not using only one type at one particular time many scope fall into the same sequential chronological Serial Numbers Ranges on all types of Sniper Rifles . Some makers did get only specific Codes of Scopes such as DKL to Sauer or Lovec to Sauer . Best Regards

mauser99
02-29-2012, 07:25 AM
As far as parts are concerned.. I may be able to help.. A trigger guard, floorplate , spring and follower are easy to get.. I know someone with an upper for you as well. Not sure what you paid for the rifle but, the upper half " a real one " will cost aroud 3K. Fake will cast around 1k I think..

Dave Roberts
03-01-2012, 01:31 AM
As far as parts are concerned.. I may be able to help.. A trigger guard, floorplate , spring and follower are easy to get.. I know someone with an upper for you as well. Not sure what you paid for the rifle but, the upper half " a real one " will cost aroud 3K. Fake will cast around 1k I think..

Mauser99
Which LSR are You referring too. Best Regards:thumbsup: