It's not specific for Mauser Berlin, also Mauser Oberndorf, Erma/Feima and Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik K98ks have this marking.
Here is the link to a thread about this topic: Letter "P" and letter "K" marking on K98k stocks
You can find all branches in the "t" block of Mauser...
Hi James, welcome to the forum. Congrats to your new rifle and Warrior1354 is right, you had luck and you got a Kriegsmarine K98k.
Please do yourself a favor and listen to the good advice from Warrior1354 to remove the rust and be very careful. Please leave the stock alone, every little...
As already mentioned, this Mauser Oberndorf K98k is definitely a "q" block, so the correct serial number is "4377q".
Siegfried, don't be too disappointed. The Battle of France took place between May 10 and June 25, 1940 and your K98k was most likely assembled in calendar week 21, around May 23...
Thank you for the data.
It's a stock from a Sauer & Sohn K98k and certainly that rifle had the code "147 1939". This range of the North Sea property number can be allocated around the beginning of 1940, at which time the Kriegsmarine got K98k assembled by other manufacturers, mainly Mauser...
here are some non snipers for you:
Bcd4 9957f - Illegible but marked.
Bcd4 8851y - E marked
Bcd4 1573 - O marked
Bcd4 5333 - Illegible (maybe V) but marked.
Bcd4 13544 - N or Z marked
Bcd4 92309 - N or Z marked
Now I have to be very careful what I say because I don't want to portray the prisoners in a bad light, that's not my intention at all. But we shouldn't overestimate these statements of the prisoners. The prisoners' lives were in constant danger, so and in order not to worsen their nutritional...
I hope one day I can come to the show. The collectibles are secondary, first and foremost I want to finally meet you crazy guys in person.
@Jordan and Andrew
I haven't forgotten you and thank you again for your support, I'll be in touch soon.