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    Default gewehr98 converted to K98

    if a gewehr98 was converted to K98 what serial numbers would take precedence.. because the barrel is changed to k98 would all parts be re-numbered to the newly installed k98 barrel.
    or the gewehr98 receiver?
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    I had thought in most cases the original barrels were shortened thus keeping the original sn.

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    In most cases the barrels were replaced, shortened Gew.98 barrels on conversions are actually rare. The new barrels used would not have had a serial, the original Gew. serial would be used. If you have a Gew.98 with a K98k barrel that has an old number, good chance it isn't original to the gun. Very rare to see barrel recycled, trying to think if I've ever seen it on anything other than a Commercial K98k.
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    The new parts were serialed to the Gew.98 receiver. However the Gew.98 parts stamped with the last two digits were usually stamped with the full SN. for example the front and rear bands.

    I have a conversion that kept most of its Gew98 parts including its original barrel that was shortened.

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....98k-Conversion

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    thanks a lot

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    what parts of gew98 bolt mechanism would be kept and used if gew98 was converted to k98...or would the bolt fitted be a complete new k98 replacement.
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    On SS rifles they bent the original bolts most of the time. On Army rifles they replaced the bolt most of the time. I say most of the time because reworks are not an exact science, there really is no exact way.


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    thanks mrfarb, so I guess if not exact science it could be possible for say the shroud of gew98 to end up on finished conversion

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