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    Do we currently know a difference between LK3 and LK5? or is it still a mystery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutche View Post
    Do we currently know a difference between LK3 and LK5? or is it still a mystery
    Two different facilities is what we believe. The LK5 proof has been found on k98k rifles, Gew98m, and French weapons. So the belief in theory is it's a Depot facility in France somewhere but new information has not been found yet. The LK3 proof has only been found on captured weapons from nations that the Germans have defeated. I believe other members here have posted some Dutch weapons with that same proof stamp on it. But who knows where this facility was located at at one time.
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    Very interesting, I really hope that we find something about the marking, in the mean time i think i have found a new collection hobby beutewaffen, its brought me to look at rifles I never really looked at, Greek rifles French and even mosins for an LK5, LK3 or even a depot stamp. I found my Niche

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    Rutche,
    Here's the most recent and probably the most developed discussion of that marking on this forum:
    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....ng-A-new-track

    It's obviously not definitive nor final, but it is a good discussion initiated by a very well-informed and respected member here.

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    Glad you picked it up. Sounds like a really interesting piece at a great price. Does everything match except the bolt? Post some good overall photos and more details when you can. Stuff like the bayonet lug modification too.

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    Will do, The rifle seems to have mixed parts but wear marks are consistent on them and other parts were never given the new serial number.]
    Last edited by Rutche; 08-17-2020 at 12:27 PM.

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    Just gonna add some photos. I wonder if the rifle was never matched in the first place because it never received a new serial number on the stock and bolt. It almost looks to me like they never finished the re-arsenal on this one.

    A1AA23FC-AA75-466F-B069-FC95BCB2E344.jpeg Stock Channel
    7797E419-4311-4540-9E8E-6BDD8FD1973B.jpeg Upper Handguard
    4441F03E-9CC2-42B2-B5E9-EA86F8208920.jpeg Receiver
    4C8E5DE4-3C44-4A67-BA55-622FA5DAB3D9.jpeg Barrel
    image.jpg Magazine Plate
    Last edited by Rutche; 08-17-2020 at 02:55 PM.

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    Forgot to mention that the bolt is blued, i know the Germans do that, most pictures i have seen have bolts in the white

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    Interesting discussion of the LK5 marking here:

    https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=224196
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