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Thread: J.P. Sauer K98k Serials and Data, 1934-1944

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millertime6289 View Post
    Do you know what that a means? I have no idea
    Pre-1943, the Germans would make K98ks in blocks of 10000 rifles, with serial #s 1-9999. Once rifle 9999 was made, they would reset the serial to 1, with an a, resulting in serial 1a. This was known as a-block. a-block was serials 1a-9999a. Once 9999a was made, the letter was incremented to b, making b-block. This would repeat until z-block was hit. Once 9999z was made, the serial was reset to aa-block, resulting in 1aa-9999aa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltong29 View Post
    Pre-1943, the Germans would make K98ks in blocks of 10000 rifles, with serial #s 1-9999. Once rifle 9999 was made, they would reset the serial to 1, with an a, resulting in serial 1a. This was known as a-block. a-block was serials 1a-9999a. Once 9999a was made, the letter was incremented to b, making b-block. This would repeat until z-block was hit. Once 9999z was made, the serial was reset to aa-block, resulting in 1aa-9999aa.
    Nice to know! Thanks

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