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Thread: A Canadian Captured Gew 98 from 'Over the Top' Danzig 1915 w/ Night Sights

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    Default A Canadian Captured Gew 98 from 'Over the Top' Danzig 1915 w/ Night Sights

    Hi,

    Here is a captured Danzig 1915 Gew98 with night sights from a young Canadian soldier named Harry. I know where the rest of his items and medals are but this is what I've been able to acquire so far. Included with the rifle is a letter he sent home with his 'box of trinkets'. He describes being green on job and going over the top for the first time, when the battle was over he did a bit of souvenir hunting including these items. Also included is a small grenade he captured and the prayer books he carried with him overseas, a gift from his mother. In the letter he mentions how the paper it's written on is from a dead German soldier, and so is the pencil he used to write it. I hope you will enjoy this grouping that is without question a true untouched combat veteran that came from Harry's family threw another collector.

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    Fantastic rifle!! Can’t wait to see it in hand.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    That's beautiful!

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    A simply awesome rifle Steve glad to see you're starting to collect Imperial now! Very very nice and glad to see the history with it.
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    Fine historical rifle and grouping!

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    Incredible grouping Steve!

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    Great rifle and accompanying items! Fine story as well. Hopefully you'll find out more details regarding his service. Thanks for sharing this.
    "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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    I thought it was interesting to note that the quick detach sling swivel has acceptance marks from the Brazilian 1908 contract DWM/Mauser did.

    Fantastic rifle, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks guys! But, ooops, mods can you move this to the correct IMPERIAL forum please?

    -Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve87 View Post
    Thanks guys! But, ooops, mods can you move this to the correct IMPERIAL forum please?

    -Steve
    Moved to earlier forum.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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