Third Party Press
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Looking at purchasing this bcd stamped 98k

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    AL
    Posts
    5

    Default Looking at purchasing this bcd stamped 98k

    New to the forums and fairly new to 98ks. What can y'all tell me about this rifle? Claimed to be a bring back all matching except stock and rear sight leaf asking $1200.imagejpeg_0.jpgimagejpeg_0(1).jpgimagejpeg_0(2).jpgimagejpeg_0(3).jpg1200

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    109

    Default

    In short, not worth $1200. Looking below 1k for a mm stock.

  4. #4
    Potential Future Early War Armchair Internet Expert sheepdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    The Mutia Escarpment
    Posts
    1,446

    Default

    Run Forrest run.
    Alles, was man im Leben braucht, ist eine gute Frau, ein treuer Hund und eine nette alte Mauser.
    3

  5. #5
    Senior Member waffenmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    PRoMd
    Posts
    378

    Default

    The rifle has no collector value but the bayonet is very collectible if the scabbard matches and it has not been sharpened.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    AL
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WAZUP13579 View Post
    In short, not worth $1200. Looking below 1k for a mm stock.
    Sorry for the lack of knowledge but what do you mean by an mm stock? What ballpark figure do you think the rifle is worth?

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    AL
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by waffenmeister View Post
    The rifle has no collector value but the bayonet is very collectible if the scabbard matches and it has not been sharpened.
    Thank you! I've figured out the bayo is a weyersberg kirschbaum and co. Is my research correct? It's matching do you know an aprox. value for it? I see them ranging from 150- 400.

  8. #8
    RKI- Reasonably Knowledgable Individual heavy_mech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Kavallerie-Regiment 15, Paderborn
    Posts
    3,729

    Default

    So something is not adding up here. It 'appears' the bands match. The front band almost looks like a 53 and the rear kind of shows 3 then nothing not sure but then why the stock is capture replacement?? Almost always in a sport job the bands and bayo lug are gone too. Maybe the stock was badly damaged some other way? Huge damage to the wood? Water damage or delamination? As pointed out the bayo looks dynamite. Nice finish and unsharpened. You say it's matching? Are there stamps on the frog? It also looks to be in great shape. Another point that would help besides more info on the bayo and frog is if all the parts are truly Gustloff everything will have an additional mark. As the trigger guard has a d you should find i, a, e and l among others. On every part. Is the bayo lug numbered or so marked?
    "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"

  9. #9
    Senior Member waffenmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    PRoMd
    Posts
    378

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler1994 View Post
    Thank you! I've figured out the bayo is a weyersberg kirschbaum and co. Is my research correct? It's matching do you know an aprox. value for it? I see them ranging from 150- 400.
    The bayonet is the seldom seen variation with riveted wood grips. Very much sought after.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    AL
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    So something is not adding up here. It 'appears' the bands match. The front band almost looks like a 53 and the rear kind of shows 3 then nothing not sure but then why the stock is capture replacement?? Almost always in a sport job the bands and bayo lug are gone too. Maybe the stock was badly damaged some other way? Huge damage to the wood? Water damage or delamination? As pointed out the bayo looks dynamite. Nice finish and unsharpened. You say it's matching? Are there stamps on the frog? It also looks to be in great shape. Another point that would help besides more info on the bayo and frog is if all the parts are truly Gustloff everything will have an additional mark. As the trigger guard has a d you should find i, a, e and l among others. On every part. Is the bayo lug numbered or so marked?
    Story is the guy bought it from a ww2 vet several years ago that brought both the rifle and bayo home off of a German don't see an import mark anywhere on the rifle unless there's one in some unusual place. The thing that confused me about the rear sling band is the lack of a loop but from closely looking at the band it appears it either snapped off or someone cut it off but it looks as if the band is matching with a 3 96 after looking at the front band it looked like a 5 but stared at it for awhile and believe it is a 3396 not 5396 could be wrong it's across states so can't see in person until or if i buy it. I dont know much about a russian cap stock except I've read the extra retaining screws holding the screws in on the bottom would be removed the barrel bands removed and the hoods taken off the sight? I doubt his story on the rifle being a war trophy but from what I see the numbers match except stock and the sight leaf but only letters I can see on the rifle are an h on the bolt handle which is i guess the code for the army? Trigger guard has a d and the rear sight base appears to have a z? The barrel also throws me off because it doesn't have a serial number on it just a waffennampt and avk on the barrel it also appears from pics and claimed by him the swastikas haven't been peened off. I have no idea on the rifle I'm stumped parts are number match but I'm no expert on 98ks don't see many letters except the d and something under the unmatching sight asked the guy for all pics of anymore marks said there arent anymore he can tell.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •