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Mr Haney
03-28-2012, 12:54 PM
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i HAVE ASET OF gEW 98 SNIPER RINGS AND i AM LOOKING ORIGINAL BASES FOR THEM.
THE RINGS ARE DOUBLE CLAW AND IT IS THE TYPE IN LINE OVER THE BORE.
pLEASE DROP ME A LINE IF YOU CAN BE OF HELP.
bEST REGARDS
bOB

Amberg
03-28-2012, 02:10 PM
Sorry, but these rings are not for a German WWI sniper scope.

Mr Haney
03-28-2012, 04:21 PM
Hi
I thank you for letting me know that. Are they post war? commercial? And I would like to know what they are worth because I plan to sell them now
Regards
Bob

Dave Roberts
03-29-2012, 01:37 AM
Bob
The Rings are Worth about $100 would be more if You had the Bases . Because if someone buys them this person would have better luck to hit the Lottery than find Correct Bases .Sorry to say but that`s the Truth Best Regards

Mr Haney
03-29-2012, 09:28 AM
Hi Dave
Oh well I am gald to find out what they are. I would not like to sell them as fake WW1 sniper rings.
I guess I will put them on the for sale forum and price them at $75.00 to a member here
Thanks To One and Alll
Bob

C.P.Goerz
04-19-2012, 04:58 AM
the rings are post WW1 made or sold by August Kinder (AKAH).that type logo was used in the early 1920s.
the chances of locating a set of bases close enough to fit the rings to will be next to impossible.
the claw mounts were originally built up from the bases.the front ring was actually a press fit as new and needed to be pried apart.i have some never used prewar claw mount front rings that look the same but the rings are not interchangable with the bases.the windage blocks on the rear rings were never finished untill the front ring was installed on the rifle and the scope could be lined up.
i had about 75 pounds of new claw mounts and bases and used rings and used bases.only found one used front ring and one used dovetail base that could be fitted together.none of the rear bases were the same height even though they were made similar.
took a double handfull of used rings,that i was going to scrap out,to a show and ended up trading them for a mauser rifle.

Mr Haney
04-19-2012, 08:53 AM
Hi Thanks for the information about the period of the AKAH rings and when they were made. I found two set of rings that did fit on two types of Gew sniper bases.
I quess you have to get lucky some time.
Regards
Bob