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  1. This appears to be a small ring Kar98a action...

    This appears to be a small ring Kar98a action with the hand guard retaining lip ground off. Can't see the side rail due to the scope mount, but the 7,93 bore size on the receiver ring is a visual...
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    Excellent showing and restoration. Lots of good...

    Excellent showing and restoration. Lots of good pics to study.

    I have an interest in the sub-assembly numbers on these and other rifles. On this '14 DWM I note the the trigger guard being one...
  3. If all you have is a barrel and receiver, these...

    If all you have is a barrel and receiver, these items were not blued in Imperial service.

    When the South American imports were cheap, they were worth more scratch as parts than complete rifles....
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    Others can give you value, Paul already did. ...

    Others can give you value, Paul already did.

    Cleaning, you need to punch the bore first, and the metal needs nothing more than a good wipe down. Good oiling never hurts.

    Shooting, yes, this...
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    I suspect the missing bolt heads are due to being...

    I suspect the missing bolt heads are due to being demilled back in the day, possibly as being "war bond" rifles. Many 88's are seen missing the bolt head and having the firing pin clipped, which is...
  6. I'd bet if you took higher-res pics of the bolt...

    I'd bet if you took higher-res pics of the bolt flat and ran them through some digital imaging software, using the various toning/contrast/color wash options therein, you would likely find the EP'd...
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    Impressive rifle. IMO, the cross bolt has...

    Impressive rifle.

    IMO, the cross bolt has been removed and put in backwards. If closely examined in the excellent images, one can see where the pin holes in the nut have been upset ever so...
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    The forward band gives some pause; I'd guess its...

    The forward band gives some pause; I'd guess its a combo of the lighting and maybe a good coat of oil?

    Given that everything else looks kosher, I'd say it is all legit.
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    If it is mostly matching and not horribly worn,...

    If it is mostly matching and not horribly worn, the chances of it being a legit German rework increase greatly.

    My previous comment was predicated on it being an import, Eastern...
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    Seems unlikely that it was done during German...

    Seems unlikely that it was done during German service. WW2 era likely would have been a barrel replacement.

    It was done during WW1 on German service arms; Gew.98 and Gew.88 rifles have been...
  11. Thread: Ammo Question

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    Given the pics, this is a Kar98k and should be...

    Given the pics, this is a Kar98k and should be quite shootable with any modern commercial or common surplus 8x57 Mauser ammo.

    As a machinist, I have to question your gunsmith, and how he...
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    If you're going to drop that much coin, you...

    If you're going to drop that much coin, you should have looked no further than the Trader Section of this board. Lots of high condition and legit rifles for sale there in this price range.

    If a...
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    Farb, I'm seeing an additional pressure proof...

    Farb, I'm seeing an additional pressure proof added? Second to last image in post #15.

    Interesting rifle, one that initially caused some calls of fake by a few RKI's here. Definitely needs more...
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    It could be a German-manufactured stock used post...

    It could be a German-manufactured stock used post war by Yugoslavia, or as you say, a reused part.
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    Yugoslavian

    Yugoslavian
  16. Thread: Kar 98a

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    A decent stock, hand guard, and bands will cost...

    A decent stock, hand guard, and bands will cost you as much as the rifle itself. That is, if you can even find such a stock set.
  17. Thread: Danzig 1900

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    Very nice! Just to confirm, this has a...

    Very nice!

    Just to confirm, this has a counterbored muzzle? That's what the crown on the barrel shoulder should indicate.
  18. Thread: S/27.g

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    Very plausible, though I get hung up on the...

    Very plausible, though I get hung up on the 'accountability' aspect of this. WaA's carry a number for a reason; in Imperial times, the same would be true of a crown/fraktur letter, with the letter...
  19. Thread: S/27.g

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    Superb rifle, thank you for sharing Peter. ...

    Superb rifle, thank you for sharing Peter.

    Anyone have thoughts on the 4th eagle on the barrel, the no-number WaA that covers part of the barrel code? It almost appears like a firing proof.
  20. Thread: I hate pins.

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    I'd put it through a couple of heating and...

    I'd put it through a couple of heating and cooling cycles while using a penetrating oil in between.

    Boiling hot water is excellent for this; it will heat the area thoroughly, won't affect bluing...
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    From my eye, that image looks like a walnut stock...

    From my eye, that image looks like a walnut stock (post #10). Not sure what the 'E' would represent; the font size is a bit smaller than the usual 'B'.

    There are some instances of Imperial depot...
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    Other contemporary miltarys were using beech as...

    Other contemporary miltarys were using beech as well, I believe Sweden and Austria made use of it during the Great War era.

    I personally dislike it as a collector, as it doesn't take on the...
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    I'm seeing a '16 Erfurt, Prussian firing proof...

    I'm seeing a '16 Erfurt, Prussian firing proof and a double letter suffix?

    Interesting rifle for sure, definitely has been around. Surprised to see that this was so extensively rebuilt, Kar98a...
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    Strange that I'm seeing WaA37, but those don't...

    Strange that I'm seeing WaA37, but those don't look like JPS serial fonts.
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    :thumbsup: Let us know how it shoots. You're...

    :thumbsup:

    Let us know how it shoots. You're well within the positive side, money wise. Russian captures sell for way more $ and are a lot less interesting.

    Feel free to share any more...
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