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    Default L code 98

    Talked to a guy the other day who asked if I knew what an L code Mauser was, that whatever book he was looking in listed the value quite a bit more than a standard 98. did some searching and came up with zero information. Only thing I found was a 98 L code made for the Luftwaffe, still no real definition. The photos with the article didn't show an L anywhere on the rifle, only a C with the serial number. does that code ring any bells with anybody?

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    The "L" would be on the right side of the stock just below the take down disc and eagle proof. If that is what he is referring to?

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    Default L code

    well,that's part of the puzzle. I talked to him for about ten minutes and never quite figured out just what he was talking about. he described the L as being part of, or stamped close to, the serial number. He was a little vague about it, just that the L was supposed to make it more valuable. I've always thought the alpha character with the number was assigned to a particular block of rifles manufactured under contract, but I'm a little iffy about that. I see the guy every now and then, I'll quiz him a bit more next time. Thanks for your help.

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    Byf 44 l block?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moconfed View Post
    Byf 44 l block?
    My thought too. Only weirdos think an L block has any extra value.


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    Unless he means a Luftamt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    My thought too. Only weirdos think an L block has any extra value.
    +1 for us weirdos .....

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    You know how everything is a K98 maybe this is some kind of SA contract rifle and there is a mix up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    My thought too. Only weirdos think an L block has any extra value.


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    I'll proclaim myself a weirdo if anyone has a byf44 l block they want to give me. I have no shame.
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