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    I think so, looks like Gew98 bands. Appears...

    I think so, looks like Gew98 bands. Appears somebody did some whittling on the front end, and must have been a while ago. Is there a hole drilled through the stock under the rear band? The Kar98a...
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    I found an Oberspree 1918 a while ago,...

    I found an Oberspree 1918 a while ago, unfortunately all it is, is a barreled receiver. But it was the first Gew 98 I picked up, it's special to me. Under 100,000 made no wonder I never saw another...
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    Looks like a Czech Mauser that fell into Turkish...

    Looks like a Czech Mauser that fell into Turkish hands. Try and google: CESKCSLOVENSKA ZBROJOVKA A.S. BRNO and Turk Mauser of 1938. Might find something there.
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    That is awesome! I'd like to see it work on...

    That is awesome! I'd like to see it work on youtube or something, just to see how the recoil spring works. You have a real talent.
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    Great piece of writing Loewe, I really enjoyed...

    Great piece of writing Loewe, I really enjoyed this, history adds so much to collecting. My first German rifle is a mismatched G88 1891 Loewe, willed to me years ago by my late uncle and hunting...
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    Beware of fakes! Here's a quick reference guide...

    Beware of fakes! Here's a quick reference guide to fake or fantasy sawtooths. If you need it; there are fakes out there, I found 2 so far, pretty obvious ones, and even they can command a...
  7. Ditto! A beauty what a find!

    Ditto! A beauty what a find!
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    Wow! What a neat collection of markings. So...

    Wow! What a neat collection of markings. So crisp and clear. Thanks for posting; did you take it off their hands from the auction?
  9. Hard to get anything for $175 anymore, if it were...

    Hard to get anything for $175 anymore, if it were mine I'd fix it up.
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    Hard to find one this nice, I've been trying to...

    Hard to find one this nice, I've been trying to land one for a while, but they end up priced out of exsistance or they are just too far gone. This is a good one, thanks for letting us see it. BG
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    Thanks for kind words guys, it took me a while...

    Thanks for kind words guys, it took me a while just how to approach this one. I love nice metal, but had the original stock, the price was right, had to go for it. Started pulling brads what a...
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    More pictures

    few more things to see:
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    1916 Gewehr 98 Oberndorf

    Pretty nice 1916 Mauser Oberndorf I picked up on auction a while ago. Hope there is something for your trends database. Very nice metal under all the filth and grease. Had a fierce duffle cut; so...
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    That is awesome! I can't get over the expanse of...

    That is awesome! I can't get over the expanse of area you guys get to mess around in. How many acres does your battlefield cover? I can't get over the work that went in to putting these trenches...
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    That is so cool! Thanks Loewe for posting the...

    That is so cool! Thanks Loewe for posting the most interesting bit of info I have seen in a long time. A friend of mine recently offered me 1908 Brazilian to buy, and I wondered why 2 firms on one...
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    Yup! Real nice! I'm still searching for an...

    Yup! Real nice! I'm still searching for an Erfurt, I'd be happy with one half this good. You did well!
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    Thanks for posting your beautiful Erfurt I was...

    Thanks for posting your beautiful Erfurt I was going to ask you to do so. I wonder if the receiver was all polished for parade, or some honor guard event, did that ever happen?
    This forum is so...
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    Thank you for your most appreciated response,...

    Thank you for your most appreciated response, getting quite fond of the interwar rifles, fascinating area of study. I never even noticed the SS marks until I whited the serial numbers. Hey Bill, I...
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    That is awesome. I was right behind you, would...

    That is awesome. I was right behind you, would have nailed it later in the day. All I could make out in these photos were Erfurt and a Lange sight; don't have one. I also can't wait to see it! ...
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    Few more pics.

    Clearer shots of the SS marks. If you need to see anything else I can supply.
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    1913 Danzig Kar.98a w/1920 property stamp

    Picked up this one a while ago on an auction site. 1913 Danzig Kar.98A with a 1920 property stamp. I hope it will add something to your trends work. Finally got a chance to take it apart and...
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    What a great topic. I picked up this Danzig...

    What a great topic. I picked up this Danzig Kar.98A barreled action a while ago, it was advertised as a B.S. marked. But it really doesn't look like anything I've seen before, or an un-intertwined...
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    PM, I agree with you a lot, education is key! A...

    PM, I agree with you a lot, education is key! A great condition Gew98 ever desirable, but the price tag is usually a pretty good repellent. I think I only have 2 all matching, a 1916 Simson Suhl...
  24. That's funny, here I thought it was just me, I...

    That's funny, here I thought it was just me, I minored in Chemistry and the first time I saw Zn on a Gewehr; Zinc? The atomic symbol Zn is zinc, universally all over the world. I didn't major in...
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    I agree what beautiful color. Boy these last...

    I agree what beautiful color. Boy these last couple of threads are really something, look at all these early Gew98's. Nice pieces all of them, thanks so much for posting the pictures.
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