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    Default Most expensive RC I've ever bought - ce41 VN capture

    Another rifle I bought last year, a Russian capture CE41. Came with some papers, not a Mitchells Mauser certificate but.....better? For a VN capture it's in great shape, just the slightest jungle patina present. I really dig this rifle, and I needed the split C E code for my collection anyway.

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    Nice example! Bereshith came through on this one. The best part is that you got all that and still paid what many would consider to be the going rate for an RC. You got the papers and it does not look like it was rebuilt four plus times like many that one sees.
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    WTB/WTT: (1)late E/H marked bcd stock either standard or semi-Kriegs; (2)unnumbered late MO Zf-41 stock, Kriegs or standard stock; (3)transitional late unnumbered type dot stock which uses bandspring and has bayo mount but no cleaning rod hole; (4)unnumbered byf standard stock as typically found on some byf 44 K and L block rifles; (5)unnumbered E/H bnz standard stock as typically found on bnz.4 and bnz 44 N, O, and P block rifles; (6)any bnz Kriegsmodell stock either with E/H or without

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    Great condition for RC and with the papers makes it palatable. Haha. It’s one of those things that I would not have expected prior to delving feeling into collecting. A ww2 german rifle captured from the VC and brought home. This would make no sense to a non gun collector.
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    You needed the split C E code for your collection and in addition now you have a example with Gustloff barrel.

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    Very nice that the document was still with it. Only adds interest and value maybe too? I was wondering where the last photo was taken? I also noticed several missing bolts in the capture pile.
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    That is a real interesting and well traveled K-98.

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    Nice, but I am going to mention the form that came with it- Palacios was one of the NCOs at the Captured Materiel Exploitation Center, where captured materiel was given a once-over to see if it had intelligence value. I was assigned years later to the same unit at Aberdeen Proving Ground (203rd MI Battalion, now an AC/RC structure). Didn't meet Palacios but met many others of the Vietnam era vets that came back to retire and settled back at the Ordnance Center there. Lots of war stories but in particular, many verified 'we found a' stories, too. Even a PT76 that had to be torched apart to be extracted.

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    Default Most expensive RC I've ever bought - ce41 VN capture

    That’s an awesome addition to the story matthanne!


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    The Auction pics did not do this rifle justice , You weren't kidding about the condition . Very Nice VN Capture Trophy !!!!!!!

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    Man I love it. Service number etched on there, so cool.

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