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    Talking New here, I have a 37 BSW

    Hello K98 community

    I’m gonna be honest I have trouble using forum websites so I’m sorry, I’m 23 I should know how to do this stuff.
    I’m sure you saw the title and yes, my dad recently gave me a 1937 BSW K98 with a low aerial number and all parts matching but 2.

    Unfortunately my pictures are to large to upload, so here is an Imgur link to some picture of the gun. All feedback would help I know really nothing of these rifles, I’m very curious on the rarity and worth of my rifle although I would never sell.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/FFzevml — detailed breakdown —
    https://imgur.com/gallery/jQD7Rxo — normal pictures —
    https://imgur.com/gallery/De51pIC — stock —
    Last edited by Cumli; 05-29-2020 at 09:55 AM. Reason: New imgur link

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    Floorplate and follower mismatch?
    Is your stock matching to the rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moconfed View Post
    Floorplate and follower mismatch?
    Is your stock matching to the rifle?
    The back of the stock is in pretty rough shape so I cannot see any numbers, the only thing I can make out is the vertical in order, Eagle - H - waffen later today I am going to fully take it apart and see if there’s anything I didn’t catch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumli View Post
    ..I’m very curious on the rarity
    First welcome and thanks for sharing your new rifle. As for rarity, we currently have no 1937 BSW examples in the pic sticky reference section so that says something. There are 10 referenced examples in Volume 1 so they are observed. Production was somewhat over 20,000 rifles in 1937 so just by those numbers they're fairly rare.

    Some things show promise in your Imgur photos. The recoil lug is e/4 marked and that's a good sign. You mentioned the right side of the butt. Should be stacked stamps with Nazi style eagle/H, then large Weimar (droop wing) eagle/WaA4, over a slightly smaller Weimar/WaA4. The keel of the stock behind the trigger guard should have the full serial number over the suffix, and a larger and smaller Weimar acceptance stamps.

    IF your stock is original to the rifle it would be even more rare as it's a laminate version. I've never seen a laminate BSW, even in photos.

    Forgot to mention yours has an early import mark so it was not a ETO vet bringback. import mark.jpg
    Last edited by heavy_mech; 05-29-2020 at 09:24 AM. Reason: import mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    IF your stock is original to the rifle it would be even more rare as it's a laminate version. I've never seen a laminate BSW, even in photos.
    Thank you for the welcome! I’m glad to be here. I just took some detailed pictures I took the gun apart, about 30 pictures if your interested here’s the imgur link
    https://imgur.com/gallery/FFzevml

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    Quote Originally Posted by moconfed View Post
    Floorplate and follower mismatch?
    Is your stock matching to the rifle?
    I just took it apart and took a lot of pictures of every part
    Here’s the link
    https://imgur.com/gallery/FFzevml

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    Forgot to mention yours has an early import mark so it was not a ETO vet bringback. import mark.jpg
    The import mark brings down the value correct?

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    Thanks for the additional photos. Could you do a close up of the circled area? Also is there anything along the bottom where the line is? Should be. right side.PNG

    Some of the questions/comments on your photos. The e/4 x 2 and 21 is on the sear. The trigger is an Imperial part which is why it's marked that way.

    Not a 1 or scratch on the front sight but a stake that marks the zeroed alignment of the post and base.

    The e/4 is the acceptance for the inspection team assigned there.
    "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"

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    Hey Buddy, is that an E/4 in your pocket?
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    Welcome aboard. Yes, fairly rare rifle to have. I have some bSw's myself. Looks good but I feel the stock was replaced at some point in it's life. I've had a few 1937 bSw's and they all had walnut wood. Not saying it was never possible but if that IS the original stock, it's the only known example to show up. Mismatch follower and floor plate MM bring value down some. As for the import mark, it never kept me from owning one.

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    [QUOTE=heavy_mech;306370]Thanks for the additional photos. Could you do a close up of the circled area? Also is there anything along the bottom where the line is?

    I tried to get them, it’s hard to capture

    https://imgur.com/gallery/De51pIC

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