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  1. Thread: "Nazi" gew

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    Such markings, "Gefgs" have shown up before, CB...

    Such markings, "Gefgs" have shown up before, CB speculated it was related to "Gefängnis" or jail / prison, possibly the brig? Possibly the Z represents where (Zeithain?? Zossen??). As far as i know...
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    Jordan, I saw that, comparing to others, this...

    Jordan, I saw that, comparing to others, this shows up on two others (i-blocks), both property marked, I think this is depot related. The majority of surviving Spandau/17's are property marked, of...
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    Pressed for time, but this is a difficult rifle...

    Pressed for time, but this is a difficult rifle to find, not only is it a rare maker-date (Spandau/17 made by "Spandau"), probably one of the last made, as I recall they went to the k-block, but it...
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    I'd add a flare gun, not typically seen in...

    I'd add a flare gun, not typically seen in pictures but easy to find and they would have carried one. The boots with leggings are going to be tough, though I guess you could improvise. Boots and...
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    FG, Thanks for posting Jon Speed's comments from...

    FG, Thanks for posting Jon Speed's comments from Gunboards, I rarely go there and even less post.

    While anyone is free to post questions on 19th century and early 20th century German commercial...
  6. Thread: Whomp whomp..

    by Loewe
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    Thanks for the thought, but not necessary at all,...

    Thanks for the thought, but not necessary at all, BSW was a full maker at this time frame and very little changes year to year, block to block, mostly FP and RR changes, and they are mild changes to...
  7. Thread: Whomp whomp..

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    Thanks for the extra pictures! Little things like...

    Thanks for the extra pictures! Little things like this come in handy when enough are collected.
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    Bill, I actually did compose a reply, but the...

    Bill, I actually did compose a reply, but the rifle I had in mind is a little different and this subject is really John Wall's turf, - you are a few years tardy getting real help... Gunboards-Mauser...
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    Survival seems to be a laudable distinction in...

    Survival seems to be a laudable distinction in 1941-1943, strange that communists would resurrect a traditional conservative label or even institution (custom) to honor bravery or sacrifice for their...
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    The German spelling, same as the English (Royal)...

    The German spelling, same as the English (Royal) Guard units, not sure how the word functions for the USSR, they had no royalty, none they didn't murder (a few escapees in the White forces), but...
  11. Thread: Whomp whomp..

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    Thanks for trying, - I would still consider it a...

    Thanks for trying, - I would still consider it a real find, its early enough (earlier are harder) and it hasn't been refinished (ruined), so if a choice was to be had between an rc or this sporter, I...
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    I agree, an excellent example. I agree with the...

    I agree, an excellent example. I agree with the unit marking interpretation, though that is not a specialty of mine. Adding it to our study, I noticed we have more OWG/Steyr K71's than the rest of...
  13. Thread: G98A Erfurt 1918

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    S.H. # is a unit marking, almost certainly...

    S.H. # is a unit marking, almost certainly police, specifically municipal (city) police forces of Hannover. (Görtz-Bryans is a good resource on the subject of Republican era markings)
  14. Thread: Whomp whomp..

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    Parts value is still pretty high, quality BSW...

    Parts value is still pretty high, quality BSW parts go for a premium. Though I would keep it as is for a work rifle, or hunter if that is your thing (like the 98a, a chopped up 98k is a pretty light...
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    Thanks for the effort to get the BC and serial...

    Thanks for the effort to get the BC and serial detail.
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    When you had it apart, did you note the manner of...

    When you had it apart, did you note the manner of internal serialing? Was it serialed to include the suffix? Did you note the barrel code, it clearly is Ruhrstahl, but did you note the code?
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    It is possible, based upon trends. Try and get...

    It is possible, based upon trends. Try and get the serial and if possible pictures, how it is marked matters...
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    What was the serial block of the rifle? P-block...

    What was the serial block of the rifle? P-block perhaps? Nearby?
  19. Most long held collections are full of bad...

    Most long held collections are full of bad rifles, no one really knew much until the 1990's (late 1990's). Read the literature of the period, the few articles and collector journals, when you see...
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    Although I do not follow modern German history or...

    Although I do not follow modern German history or political-economic trends, it does seem Rudi Dutchske (Gramaci) "marched through the institutions" has been more of a gallop in Europe, and Germany...
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    I entirely agree, you never really know from...

    I entirely agree, you never really know from outward appearances or stature, or even bearing in many cases, typically over time toughness, resiliency and leadership ability all reveal themselves,...
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    Perhaps... seeing as you are 6,000 miles and an...

    Perhaps... seeing as you are 6,000 miles and an ocean away, I'll take the chance you won't show up on my doorstep wanting to arm wrestle...

    Just saying mental toughness and resiliency is what...
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    Other than Heinrich Himmler's second cousin in...

    Other than Heinrich Himmler's second cousin in the middle, these look pretty typical and scary enough... really though, the least scary are as likely as not to be the most dangerous. Some of the...
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    Very helpful, original barrel, a leftover...

    Very helpful, original barrel, a leftover ordnance spare from WWI, - Sa=Saxony and is probably related to Dresden, you see these on WWI re-barrels.

    The RR is helpful, pretty diverse mix of...
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    These early rifles are next to impossible to...

    These early rifles are next to impossible to find, like yours the earliest seem to be based upon Simson receivers (wartime), all clearly leftover receivers, which again points to Saxony as the...
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