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    Difficult to identify this one, - I can't see...

    Difficult to identify this one, - I can't see Jordans clearly, but probably the circled "R8 or RB".

    Its common enough, half a dozen or more seen, but no one has a clue to the mfg. To little to go...
  2. Thread: Bnz 43

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    Yes, several, the problem is they are all 1944...

    Yes, several, the problem is they are all 1944 production or SS rifles assembled in 1944. SDP was probably the largest maker of barrels outside of Mauser and Brno, and for sure the strongest supplier...
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    Zeithain (not far from Leipzig and Dresden -...

    Zeithain (not far from Leipzig and Dresden - Saxony) was a former Imperial training ground, after the German Army (Reichsheer) was reconstituted (November 1918-December 1918 it essentially dissolved...
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    Beautiful rifle Dave, - hate to imagine what its...

    Beautiful rifle Dave, - hate to imagine what its worth... while the Republican era is the least collected of the three era's, the rifles are the hardest to find like this and this is a super rare...
  5. Thread: Kar 98a

    by Loewe
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    A 98a with a property mark is not going to be...

    A 98a with a property mark is not going to be worth much in the first place, unless some really cool unit mark, maybe police related, with a bad stock, its a hunting rifle or parts donor.
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    Absolutely Dave, I would love to see more...

    Absolutely Dave, I would love to see more pictures of it also, I have some you posted before, but as your rifle is the earliest and finest known, it is useful to see anything of the rifle, even if...
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    Storz book has next to nothing on Simson, even...

    Storz book has next to nothing on Simson, even less on the Republican era, a couple pages. Really, unless you are a researcher or a serious student of the rifles, it is best to save your money with...
  8. Thread: S/27.g

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    1935 S27G 6266 (Known high)

    1935 S27G 6266 (Known high)
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    1935 s27g 4198

    1935 s27g 4198
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    1935 s27g 2628

    1935 s27g 2628
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    I agree it's a wonderful example of one of the...

    I agree it's a wonderful example of one of the rarest maker-dates, - actually one of the few that are actually rare, as the vast majority of Kar.98k maker-dates are neither rare or hard to find...
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    More from Bob, I will add it to his original...

    More from Bob, I will add it to his original comments in post #1

    Paul: The notes I have are an English translation by me of a section of an article in the August 1980 issue of the Deutsches...
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    Appreciate the use of the pictures, - the "8"...

    Appreciate the use of the pictures, - the "8" above the cypher, if that is what you are referring too, is actually a "B" and stands for the stock being made of beech. DWM did it this way most of...
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    I have no preconceived notions or opinions...

    I have no preconceived notions or opinions regarding the project, they tend to distort the project if you hold them too dearly... as I experienced writing my article on the Suhl Consortium...
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    Sure they help, I added one of the trigger guard...

    Sure they help, I added one of the trigger guard number to your thread, - nice rifle by the way!
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    Storz might say, but that would mean wading...

    Storz might say, but that would mean wading through his convoluted text... never has a book been in more need of an index.

    Hopefully Bob and Ken will lend their experience to the questions, both...
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    Good enough Tom! CW under cypher is right, can...

    Good enough Tom!

    CW under cypher is right, can vary between a couple letters, but far more consistent than the arsenals. C/Y is almost always DWM.
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    See if you can find an "80" farther up the...

    See if you can find an "80" farther up the barrel, perhaps in the rear sleeve cutout, or around the RS... it seems, from very limited observations, that these assembly numbers on pre-war DWM were...
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    Thanks Sam, same problem I had, rifles I had a...

    Thanks Sam, same problem I had, rifles I had a decade or more ago I never took enough pictures "for today's" needs. That can be said of almost everything... things seemed simpler then, though they...
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    Absolutely, any DWM would be helpful to see if...

    Absolutely, any DWM would be helpful to see if there is an evolution to the practice. I didn't browse through pre-war for examples, I had other things to occupy my time. But, this is less a formal...
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    Generally I do not dive into posts that do not...

    Generally I do not dive into posts that do not provide some general information first. But assuming you are just searching basic information based upon a trifling of details, I assume you have a...
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    These represent a good sampling, there are dozens...

    These represent a good sampling, there are dozens more that mimic these patterns, but I chose to use collectors I know for samples to avoid using pictures without consent (not a legal necessity, but...
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    Mike's 1918 DWM 1202 b (not an easy rifle to...

    Mike's 1918 DWM 1202 b (not an easy rifle to find...)
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    Ken's 1917 DWM 2493 f

    Ken's 1917 DWM 2493 f
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    Ken's 1917 DWM 4770 Slightly different number...

    Ken's 1917 DWM 4770

    Slightly different number change
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