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    If you can move it to get more attention, please do! I will be able to look at it better in person on Tuesday, so please stand by for further stock information. Assuming the bolt is correct, what would the value of something like this be? I know the depot ID is a variable, but assuming it's the most 'common' to rare, I would appreciate guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    I've only noted it on Gew.98 receiver based reworks, which is not a good indicator as there could be 98k receiver based rifles as well.
    I've seen it on Yugoslavian M1924 and I am pretty sure I've seen Polish/Czech rifles also.

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    Thank you all for your assistance. Got to look at it today, the bolt and screws match, as well as both bands. The stock looks to be straight from the depot, not sanded very finely but it is numbered to the rifle on the bottom, as well as a number 4 under the serial. No other markings on the stock.

    Thank you.

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    well are you going to buy it?

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    It's up for auction tonight..will know tonight! Any clue of value?

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    Can someone educate me on what the attraction is with "depot" built K98s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnieDavis View Post
    It's up for auction tonight..will know tonight! Any clue of value?
    How was the bore? Its ruff but I would go to 700-1000 if it looks like it would clean up, less would be better. Interested in what others would say.

    After looking again, its really ruff, it will clean up but not sure how well so you will need to make that call. Depot build rifles I do not know much about as far as value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SA1942 View Post
    Can someone educate me on what the attraction is with "depot" built K98s?
    Many variations and most likely combat used rifles

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnieDavis View Post
    It's up for auction tonight..will know tonight! Any clue of value?
    It could sell cheap but, value is subjective.. Also if they are online be ready for a battle with online bidders. Most guys would pay upwards of 1500+ for a complete matching example like that. All that closet rust will come off and it will look a thousand times better..


    Also ; this is technically only a kar98b receiver re-used. This is a total k98k build at this point.
    Last edited by mauser99; 09-13-2017 at 04:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauser99 View Post
    It could sell cheap but, value is subjective.. Also if they are online be ready for a battle with online bidders. Most guys would pay upwards of 1500+ for a complete matching example like that. All that closet rust will come off and it will look a thousand times better..
    I hate online bidders
    went to an auction had a k98k 22 trainer. Looked nice but was mismatched. THat was not stated in the listing. Guy online out bid me probably didn't know it was mismatched and bid high on it.

    If you do get it come here and ask how to clean it up. Don't do anything until you know it will not harm the rifles value.
    Last edited by mto7464; 09-13-2017 at 03:53 PM.

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