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Thread: V.Chr.Schilling Suhl 1917 Gew.98 to K98k Conversion

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    Default V.Chr.Schilling Suhl 1917 Gew.98 to K98k Conversion

    Ive been MIA for awhile but I picked this up a few months ago and wanted to share it. Its a 1917 V.Chr.Schilling Suhl Gew.98 that has been converted to K98k configuration. The original barrel was kept and shortened. The stock is an armorers replacement and is 'C' marked on the heel and E/18 marked in the barrel channel. Recoil lug and bayonet lug are imperial marked. A non matching walnut handguard was reused. No depot proofs anywhere on the action or wood. The rear band and bandspring are unmarked. Almost all the rear sight components are P74 save for the WaA63 spring. It came with a nice L&F marked sling and 'jxn 1943' marked keeper too.

    Unfortunately the bolt does not match. Bolt looks to be out of a bnz 44?

    Intersting notes:

    -The cleaning rod nut, is simply a nut that has been threaded and was placed inside the cleaning rod nut hole.
    -The stock was not drilled for the bayonet lug pin.
    -The recycled walnut handguard has a metal ring added to the lip for reinforcement.
    -The stock was not relieved for the early type receiver tang, causing the rear of the action to stinkbug in the stock.

    With all the nice work of converting the action and parks to K98k specs, you would think whoever did the stock work would've paid more attention to detail?
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    Interesting.

    Has the stock been numbered to the rifle?

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    The stock is not serialed at all. But there is red pencil writing forward of the lower band in the stock channel. I cant make it out so I don't know if its a SN or not.

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    nice. i REALLY like that stock

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    Very interesting piece Thunter. Maybe Loewe can bring more light on your rifle. Again nice find.
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    Very interesting Rifle . I look forward to the experts opinions on this one . I have wanted a Period Original all matching Gew98 Reworked to K98 specifications like this for a long time. I believe my quest will be a long one . Hoping for You that this one turns to be correct . Best regards

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    Neat, but stock would have been serial numbered to match originally. With the unfinished state I suspect the stock is a later addition, looks like one of the unused armorer stocks.
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    Likely a stock completed date stamped under the buttplate.
    Would be interested to see if there and how late.
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    great rifle.. Looks as though the sling was recently removed. Also really good evidence that this stocks were stained fully assembled with slings applied. A theory of mine for quite some time.. A nice s/42 armorer bolt would fir nice in this one..

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