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    Default The Koblenz Tiger

    Thatís what weíre calling it haha. This Erfurt went through Koblenz at some point, but Iím not precisely sure of the work they accomplished. The bands and stacking rod are all from a different serial rifle, not sure if these were replaced at the depot or later. The stock appears to have had the keel numbering refreshed as it is the same number, but a different font die was subsequently struck over them. I presume the bolt is original, but take a look at the acceptance and such please.
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    That rifle is beautiful Clay !

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    Gorgeous 98a

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    Wonderful kar98a Clay!
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    That thing needs some BLO for sure

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    Wow that wood is outstanding!

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    That stock ! You hit a home run with that one Clay! The second strike on the stock number is very common on wartime Erfurts I’ve seen a lot of them. I had 1916 Erfurt gew 98 where the double strike was nearly identical to yours. Bolt is perfect as well.

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    Thanks guys! Every once in a while I see a striped stock in a period photo and wonder what that rifle must look like. As soon as I saw this one, I knew it was coming home with me!

    That’s interesting Sam, was that one a depot rifle as well, or do you think it’s just a curiosity of production?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdibbs88 View Post
    That thing needs some BLO for sure
    Yeah, and he needs to boil the barreled receiver and card it real good with steel wool! Mark Novak sez...

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