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    Clay are you saying because I showed that picture I opened up a theory with another theory! And Paul I found no Depot markings that I could see on the stock. I will double check the stock serial number on the outside to see if it's a counterstrike number. I do know the inside stock channel have one extra number stamped, I think that was a factory mistake.

    Will post more pictures of the stock markings hopefully tonight.
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    Hey Paul I added some more pictures of the stock let me know if you need anything else specific on this this rifle.
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    That’s cool, Paul called it, restamped serial. I can’t tell if it’s the original below it for sure but I think it is?

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    I think so too, fairly typical, unfortunate the depot that upgraded the rifle didn't accept it on the stock. Usually the marking is at the wrist, but options are diverse, seen some weird locations, especially early on.

    It's a nice rifle!

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    Thanks Paul I think it is too! I will double check the stock again just in case I missed a marking. But I have not found anything so far. Hopefully I missed something. I'll let you know.
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    "nazi" can be tiny, - should be tiny because of embarrassment, but knowing your typical nazi, it's probably because they are tiny thinkers... not a lot of critical thinking going on in a communists or socialists mind, so look for something small and indistinct, out of the way (the wrong place).

    Small sampling, but most G98 with LK5 seem to have very little depot work, when present much of it looks earlier rather than later (simple RS upgrades), like these rifles were in storage for much of the early war, none are uniform in anyway, some have depot markings, some very early (E/CL which means before 1927) though others with S/42 RS components, so clearly post-33, - all we can do is speculate the reasons why, but it would be good to see more of these first (speculation is better when it is grounded in more examples), but I only started to follow LK5 with a more traditional database maybe 3-4 years ago, so that's 17 years of G98's I recorded without recording the variation, so no telling the numbers I have recorded but are uncategorized (found another old recording last week, right now the G98 is the top variation for LK5, though I do not generally follow French rifles.)

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    Well looked at it again and no other markings but I still got a cool rifle! Only else I can post is some more Gew98m field pictures.

    1. Squad of young German soldiers with Gew98m most likely a training picture.

    2. Now this picture I really like its a German Sailor with Gew98m rifle standing on a dock pier. If you look off in the back of the picture you can see a U-boat sign and another Sailor carrying two more Gew98m rifles!
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    Those are probably the least scary Germans I have ever seen in uniform... if I were one of those guys, I would think "we're going to lose this war and badly..."

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    1. Squad of young German soldiers with Gew98m most likely a training picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loewe View Post
    Those are probably the least scary Germans I have ever seen in uniform... if I were one of those guys, I would think "we're going to lose this war and badly..."
    ....with P.47s and Typhoons orbiting to take turns making gun runs on you while being shelled by massed 105s and 155s........
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    That is usually a good clue also... though the Germans in 1940 must have seemed pretty unbeatable too. Probably were if they (Hitler) had the slightest sense of realty and a perspective of what was possible. A nation of 70 million has little chance against three nations (USSR/US/UK) of nearly 400 million people and a vastly superior combined economic/industrial base. Germany was number two, but the others were #1 (US) & #3 (UK) and the USSR could be artificially made powerful by the US/UK girdling communistic inherent liabilities (which in the long term are unsustainable, because they defy human nature and ultimately are self-destructive...)

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    ....with P.47s and Typhoons orbiting to take turns making gun runs on you while being shelled by massed 105s and 155s........

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