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    Hello,
    I inherited a 1909 Kar 98 Erfurt.
    It seems to be in pretty good shape for its age.
    All the numbers match.
    Is this gun safe to shoot?
    Does anyone know its approximate value?
    Thanks!
    Todd
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    It looks like it's in pretty decent shape, but more photos would help judge the condition. Do you have the upper hand guard and rear stock band? If those are missing it will negatively affect the value. All normal caveats apply about shooting any rifle (headspace check, ammo, general gunsmith once-over, etc.) but generally speaking a Kar98 in good mechanical condition is safe to shoot with modern commercial 8x57 ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd P View Post
    Hello,
    I inherited a 1909 Kar 98 Erfurt.
    It seems to be in pretty good shape for its age.
    All the numbers match.
    Is this gun safe to shoot?
    Does anyone know its approximate value?
    Thanks!
    Todd
    The stock is not original matching. Many more pics are required to determine value.
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    But it appears to have the original muzzle cover which is a big plus!

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    I agree, post more pictures, especially of the stock (all markings you can find, it should be internally and externally serialed to the receiver number); If the stock is serial matching then you need to do good pictures of the acceptance stamps to determine who did the modifications (take down).

    Whether the stock matches is the most important factor in value, how it matches is also important... as fro rarity, Erfurt was very consistent in numbers made 1908-1913, around the same a-b block production, not rare and not common, so condition (and originality) is the main consideration.

    The muzzle cover if nice is at least $100 alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by feldmütze View Post
    The stock is not original matching. Many more pics are required to determine value.

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    I'm curious as well would like to see more pictures of this carbine as others have stated this is not the correct stock for the year it was produced. But it could have passed through a Depot and the stock was replaced and updated. I have seen a few of these carbines with replaced stocks and renumbered bolts to match. By the way show pictures of the butt plate as well especially around the top of it and the back of it. You never know it could have some interesting unit markings on it as well as Depot stamps. And yes that muzzle cover is an added bonus!
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