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    I'm getting this rifle in a a couple of days and it is the first time I have seen an ax coded rifle. These poor pictures is all i have at the moment. The seller says the barrel is mismatched and I hope the rest is matching.
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    Scarce rifle to locate would like to see more pictures when you get this k98k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    Scarce rifle to locate would like to see more pictures when you get this k98k.
    Ja, ich auch! Bitte
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    I got the K98 yesterday and I took some pictures of it. It's matching except the barrel and the stock is Luftwaffe marked. Some parts like the extractor and the butt plate is marked E/37. The stock is also marked with a P above the serial number, any ideas to it's meaning? The stock is in a pretty poor state at the business end of the rifle but overall I really like the rifle.
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    Nice Luft rifle despite someone's very rough treatment of her earlier. The e/37 parts are very normal IMHO. Both mine are but like yours serial and block matched to the gun. One of my band springs is also e/37 and again serial matched. I'd like to see others think about the barrel. I can see the 7,9 is not at 12 o'clock and it looks like e/655 finished? I can't make out the acceptance on the 2 stamps immediately behind the trigger guard but based on their size and location I can take a reasonable guess. Not a bad grab for a difficult to locate matching rifle. Congrats! I'm sure Jordan will be along shortly to drool.
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    I got a feeling this barrel is matching but the barrel is set in the rifle where you can't see the numbering. I can almost see numbering at the stock line. Best course of action would be to remove the action from the stock carefully. Rifle is also interesting having a Luft marked stock. Have only seen one AX Feima Luft marked stock. And that is the one I have in my collection and its an AX41. Will have too see what letter block it is. Could fall close to this AX 1940. All I know is Luftwaffe contracted K98k rifles made by Feima was very low. Was glad too see that rifle of mine be put into the vol II book to show that.

    So great find to say the least.

    Why I think its the original barrel is the sight base is still marked for Feima/Erma production, it is made in 1940, and the overall condition matches the rest of the rifle. It would not make sense to me that someone would replace the barrel with another 1940 made barrel. And made sure too have a Erma/Feima rear sight added on to it. Also check the front sight for 280 mark as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    I got a feeling this barrel is matching but the barrel is set in the rifle where you can't see the numbering. I can almost see numbering at the stock line. Best course of action would be to remove the action from the stock carefully. Rifle is also interesting having a Luft marked stock. Have only seen one AX Feima Luft marked stock. And that is the one I have in my collection and its an AX41. Will have too see what letter block it is. Could fall close to this AX 1940. All I know is Luftwaffe contracted K98k rifles made by Feima was very low. Was glad too see that rifle of mine be put into the vol II book to show that.

    So great find to say the least.

    Why I think its the original barrel is the sight base is still marked for Feima/Erma production, it is made in 1940, and the overall condition matches the rest of the rifle. It would not make sense to me that someone would replace the barrel with another 1940 made barrel. And made sure too have a Erma/Feima rear sight added on to it. Also check the front sight for 280 mark as well.



    This may be the case. When it's disassembled we can see the barrel s/n. It might also be that the rear sight assembly is original to the rifle and was reused as well. Do the rear sight components all match the rifle? Seems like about the third barrel-clocking thread in the last few weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    This may be the case. When it's disassembled we can see the barrel s/n. It might also be that the rear sight assembly is original to the rifle and was reused as well. Do the rear sight components all match the rifle? Seems like about the third barrel-clocking thread in the last few weeks!
    That's kind of my question Stan be even stranger if the front sight base matches the rifle as well. If Barrel is mismatched it would seem weird to keep the original matching front and rear sights.
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