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Thread: 1913 Danzig Kar98a with dust cover

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    Thanks guys to tell you the truth I actually really do enjoy doing the pictures and data gathering on a collectable piece. If there is anything I missed please let me know. I have a couple other rifles I'm hoping to be posting up here in the next couple weeks but I need to get them first and I need to get them cleaned up first.
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    Great score! Congratulations.
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    While I expected the rifle to be nice, this is considerably better than expectations, - you know any rifle ScottB had "in" his collection would be exceptional, but for a relatively rare combination this is better than expected. I expected more wear and use, and you can see the staining on the stock where the clamp stood.

    As for the relative rarity of this rifle, - any pre-war in this condition, even a 98a, is a rare rifle. However, many do not realize that pre-war Danzig led in 98a production, Erfurt who we typically associate with the 98a and high production almost always lagged behind Danzig 1909-1913, though this was changing in 1913 and Erfurt would beat Danzig "Bigly" in 1914, but both would make the 98a in 1914. In 1913 Danzig is known into the early c-block and Erfurt the early a-block (Erfurt only broke into the b-block one time before 1914! In 1910)

    Quite an exceptional rifle and trench cover! I know Scott was a high-end gun dealer for sometime, but I never have seen one from his "collection" show up in anothers hands, but I am sure it is common enough, as a collector of his status must wheel and deal, trade and barter to advance his collection, the stuff in high end collections often can't be gotten with cash alone.

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    Thank you for the kind words Paul yes this rifle belong to a good friend of mine he purchased this from Scott quite some time ago to be honest this was a pretty much one of the centerpieces in his collection honestly it was one of his favorites. But he really liked my chassepot captured carbine and offered this piece in trade. Now if somebody offered him a cash price for it I don't think he would have let it go but to tell you the truth I think he really wanted me to have it.

    I will say this I'm going to miss that captured carbine but I'm so happy to finally get a pre-war carbine in my collection and he also ended up with a very nice piece as well. I think we're both extremely happy. I do have a few other rifles coming in Paul so keep an eye out on the Forum. I'll be posting up some pretty cool pieces hopefully the end of this month and the beginning of next month.

    And Wolfgang that is an awesome picture you must have some incredible pictures in your collections sir!
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    Hell of a Karabiner 98, Jordan! You are absolutely right, the best exchanges are among collector friends. Thanks as always for the detailed photos, the reference thread benefits greatly from your contributions.

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    "Excellent trade Jordan. Glad to see you rigged it up with it's proper accessories. Congrats !
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    Quote Originally Posted by feldmütze View Post
    "Excellent trade Jordan. Glad to see you rigged it up with it's proper accessories. Congrats !
    Thanks Mike hey you need to thank yourself for that you're the one that hooked me up with that awesome sling remember!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrayingMantis View Post
    Hell of a Karabiner 98, Jordan! You are absolutely right, the best exchanges are among collector friends. Thanks as always for the detailed photos, the reference thread benefits greatly from your contributions.
    No problem buddy happy to help I have another one I'm wanting to photograph here in the next few days I will try to get it posted up. I'm glad to help with the data section.
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