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    Default Probably the single nicest 1940 42 code Luftwaffe 98k out there.

    Just acquired this. Probably the nicest 42 1940 out there or at least pretty darn close to it. I work in a local gun shop so we get a lot of collections in that we clean and prep for auction. We also have a lot of regular customers well advanced in age. This one gentleman that comes in 95 years old, 101st vet always talks to me when he's in. He wants my WWI issued 1911 I carry on my person in the shop. So yesterday he came in, had this in a case with the Luger and holster. (he knows I collect mausers) "I brought this home from the war" he clearly can see my excitement over it. I asked him what he wanted to do with it. He said its time to move it on and he was looking to put it on consignment/sell it. I asked what he wanted for it. He pointed at my hip, "that 1911 and we call it even." ouch it hurt to let that 1911 go....I'll likely never be able to afford anther WWI issue 1911 ever again. I bought the 1911 3 years ago for $2195 so that's what I'm into these for. I know I definitely got the better end of the deal. The luger was missing both mags but otherwise all matching. We had a WWII production mag in the shop and it feeds well. I'll post about that on the handgun forum.

    The 98k I don't think has been apart since 1940. the bluing is near perfect, the stock untouched, 100% matching and the sling is dated 1938 so probably originally with this rifle. Bore was still packed with cosmoline, and is in pristine condition. some crusty cosmo still in there but I'm not shooting it so im not too worried about getting it out.

    Otherwise I'll let the pictures do the talking and there are a lot, 46 in all.

    I need to add this to my insurance policy, what would you say would be a good insurance value? $2500?

    Luger post: http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....209#post226209

    EDIT: With a 52 40 date in the stock I believe that's February 21st 1940, and I'm assuming the A block would be also about February production. Could have potentially seen action in France.
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    very nice ! congrats ....

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    Stunning to say the least. I'd have made that trade too.

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    So I understand. You traded him a Colt 1911 for the rifle and luger?

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    Nice one! Still out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker1 View Post
    So I understand. You traded him a Colt 1911 for the rifle and luger?
    Correct, WW1 issue 1911, 1916 date production. Original finish, holster and 4 original ww1 mags

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker1 View Post
    So I understand. You traded him a Colt 1911 for the rifle and luger?
    Thanks what I heard. Big win!!
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Fabulous Luft rifle! I'd say impossible to upgrade from here.

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    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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