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    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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