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    Loewe i'm 19 and am learning alot from you and the other "senior" members on the board, I was always a huge history buff in school, and loving firearms, and coming from a German family was recipe for disaster in regards to collecting. Video games or not, these rifles are a major part of the Development of the German Firearms industry for WW2, and i think deserve more of a following, and recognition. I just find this stuff fascinating

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    Ha I'm not that young anymore Paul hit that big 30 mark this year buddy! Still I'm in that millennial class that I hate so much. The reason I do older folks think because your an millennial your already a lazy entitled person.

    Which I hate that I'm far from lazy.

    Now I just need to post more Gew98m rifles I just like them for some reason maybe it's the price tags you can find them for and the rich history they have. I did buy my cool Gew98m last year for around $850 couldn't be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    That's the problem they pop up when your not ready but you have to make yourself ready lol!
    Yeah I totally understand that. Couple years ago I stopped at Cabelas to use the bathroom and then wandered into the gun library low and behold there was a mislabeled 1903A1 National Match with a presentation plaque for $200 more than a mixmaster 03A3. Thankfully I was able to take that one home because they accepted credit cards. Last week I scored a matching 1936 Oberndorf 98k with bringback tag when it walked into a friends shop off the street. Suffice it to say the surprise is half the fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    Ha I'm not that young anymore Paul hit that big 30 mark this year buddy! Still I'm in that millennial class that I hate so much. The reason I do older folks think because your an millennial your already a lazy entitled person.

    Which I hate that I'm far from lazy.

    Now I just need to post more Gew98m rifles I just like them for some reason maybe it's the price tags you can find them for and the rich history they have. I did buy my cool Gew98m last year for around $850 couldn't be happier.
    Jordan, you are such a millennial....NOT! Lol.

    I'm almost 10 years up on you and if you hadn't said anything I wouldn't have made any assumptions about age. I was surprised Sam and Cyrus were in our age bracket too.

    The thing I've found about Republican era stuff is it shows up when least expected. Hope you snag a nice one soon.

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    Well, I am x3 your age and it took me 40 years to find a fascination with the Imperial era and 45 to even recognize the Republican era existed! I actually started with SM & BannerK's thinking they weren't "nazi", but that was the late 70's and early 80's when next to nothing was known about these rifles... then like everyone else I had my G43 phase in between various 98k makers, though no interest in anything after 1942.

    The path you take is generally one of who you know, what you learn from them, - for me it was Bill Reed in 1998 that got me started into Imperial's, though even with that direction you quickly develop your individualistic path, which too is influenced as you find or meet more experienced collectors. Today it is far easier, no stamped mail, loads of on-line resources, auctions/forums where you can get a grip (develop experience or feeling) on what is right or wrong, - being an email and few hours from the help of a more experienced collector (all for free!)

    The Republican era is probably the most difficult of the three, probably nearly as tough as the German Confederation era (1815-1866 or so), though the best part is these two eras have less followers and less competition (for the meager supply); though they do tend to have a really strong core of experienced collectors. This was how my relationship with CB came about, while I had little interest in the Confederation era rifles we did share a facination with the interwar Republic.

    I agree with Chris, we have a small but very experienced group of collectors, forum wide, but I am especially pleased by the two era's forums we specialize in (Imperial & the Republic); we have a lot less posts and action than 98k, but what there is pretty high quality (generally).

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    Every generation goes through this... old farts (and this starts in the 30's!) they think the new generation will be the end of civilization. My SNCO's use to call us the Pepsi generation (and I didn't eve like Pepsi!); they use to say we were sorriest Marines he'd ever seen and they were all Vietnam vets, - so they saw a lot of sorry ass Marines, so they would know!

    I thought it couldn't get worse than the 1980's, I was little wrong...

    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    Ha I'm not that young anymore Paul hit that big 30 mark this year buddy! Still I'm in that millennial class that I hate so much. The reason I do older folks think because your an millennial your already a lazy entitled person.

    Which I hate that I'm far from lazy.

    Now I just need to post more Gew98m rifles I just like them for some reason maybe it's the price tags you can find them for and the rich history they have. I did buy my cool Gew98m last year for around $850 couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loewe View Post
    The Republican era is probably the most difficult of the three, probably nearly as tough as the German Confederation era (1815-1866 or so), though the best part is these two eras have less followers and less competition (for the meager supply); though they do tend to have a really strong core of experienced collectors.
    The German Confederation / Pre Imperial Bavarian items are some of the hardest things I've chased, but some of the most rewarding. I consider it my CB tribute focus.

    If there was the level of competition and interest in those items as, say common kar98k, I doubt I'd own a single thing from the era. And if so, I woul have paid triple.



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