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    Default Gew98 1908 Erfurt/1912 Spandau

    Been meaning to get this very interesting Gewehr 98 posted up after I bought it back in November of last year. So finally got the pictures done and the rifle cleaned up a little bit. Today was the perfect day too do it cold and a little snowy so no outside work for me today! The stock has a few isscues the screw end piece is missing for the crossbolt and the stock has a light coat of shellac or linseed oil. But I think my buddy who cleaned up the stock on my Danzig 1912/15 could work his magic on this rifle. Anyway out of all the Gewehrs in my collection I find this rifle one of the most unique and one of the most interesting variations. We know from the records Erfurt did not make any rifles in 1908 but why did that have these receivers? Maybe they were keeping them on hand for another rifle contract or possibly subcontract them out to another maker. Just so happens they did to Spandau who assembled these into a complete Gewehr in 1912. And boy did this rifle have a service life passed through two depots in it's lifetime. Pus the original barrel was counter-bored too, most likely due to firing rifle grenades. Even more shocking most of this rifle is still almost all matching only a few small components are mismatched. Have to say I own close to 15 plus Gewehrs now but this one has become quite a favorite of mine it's just that freaking cool!

    Enjoy guys!

    Maker: Erfurt 1908/1912 Spandau
    Receiver SN: 2878d
    Barrel SN: 2878 d KR. C6
    Front sight SN: 78
    Rear sight SN: 78
    Sight Slider SN: 78
    Rear sight slider tabs: 78, 15
    Ejector box SN: 78
    Trigger Sear SN: 78
    Front barrel band SN: 78
    Rear barrel band SN: 40
    Trigger guard SN: 2878
    Trigger guard screws SN: 78, unmarked
    Floor Plate SN: 78
    Follower SN: 76
    Stock SN: 2878
    Hand guard SN: 2878
    Buttplate SN: 2878 #1 Danzig #4 Cologne
    Bayonet lug SN: 78
    Cleaning Rod SN:73
    Bolt body SN: 2878d
    Extractor SN: 78
    Safety SN: 78
    Cocking piece striker SN: 78
    Bolt gas shield SN: 78
    Firing pin SN: 78
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    Bolt components, trigger guard components, and front sight:
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    Last ones:
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    Thank you for the great display of an important rifle. This is the only prewar Spandau build using unfinished receiver Iíve ever seen. Glad you snagged it!

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    Thanks for the detailed photos. Definitely a damn nice pickup.

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    Thanks guys I think we all have picked up some extraordinary pieces last year and this year as well I look forward to see what we uncovered in the future.
    "Don't use your musket if you can kill 'em with your hatchet"

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    Youíve had quite a streak Jordan. Very neat Gew 98!

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    Great photos, Jordan! This rifle is cool as can be, love those double dates, and fact that both dates are pre-war makes it all the better.

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    Thanks Cyprus and happy to contribute to the forum with good pictures. I always try to show everything the best I can.

    And speaking of which more cool Gewehr 98 pictures came in!
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    This is awesome! Good luck trying to find another prewar double date!

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