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    Talking Finally got my Kar98b Simson!

    This has been a very long time coming! Too be honest almost a decade to find at least one of these elusive rifles to add to my collection that was at least original parts, not butchered, not bubba, not imported, and not ruined. I so wanted an all matching dated example but finding one is just so tough and most collectors don't want to let them go which I can't say I blame them either. But I did appreciate the knowledge they have taught me over the years. Now this rifle I will not take no credit in locating it or finding it the whole reason this deal even happened at all was the friendships I have made with two wonderful members here. Mike again thank you for passing this rifle on to me and for allowing me to purchase this rifle being you had the first right of refusal. And Dave once again thank you very much for selling me this rifle. I want everyone here to know dealing with Dave Roberts is nothing but a joy it using goes into a very long conversation on the phone and a rifle coming to you with the best packing job and shipping time very quick. You will never be disappointed in your dealing with this fine collector, and a hell of good friend.

    As much as I enjoy being part of the 98b Simson club I enjoy the friendships I have made with these two so much more.

    Anyway now too the rifle it was discussed here almost six years ago and for once I wanted to do a complete breakdown of this rifle and a full picture set of it too. From the looks of it the wear on these parts I don't believe this rifle was put together this way not in the last few years but far longer. What makes it interesting is it's let two 98b Simson rifles that were matching to each other were put together to make one complete rifle, with a mismatched floorplate and follower set that matched itself. Hunting 98b parts for almost a decade I have never seen someone like that ever and in this good of condition. You just don't find 98b Simson parts out there if you do hold on too your wallet. Some interesting features that I have found so far.

    I did notice the rear sight slider release was renumbered to match using a leftover BSW inspection part
    The bolt release also renumbered to match over an older number
    Rear sight base having Walther inspection stamps
    Barrel being a replacement by JPS 1938
    Interesting Front sight subcontractor
    Stock having a field repair by the buttplate toe a commonly seen repair on the earlier stocks.

    And a few more but I did search hard for any signs of a depot stamp or anything but found nothing. So is this rifle period possibly is it a hell of a placeholder you better damn well believe it!

    Receiver: 4531e
    Barrel: 4531 JPS 1938
    Sear: 4531
    Front sight: 31
    Bolt release: 31
    Cleaning rod: 31
    Rear sight: 31
    Rear sight ladder: 4531
    Rear sight slider: 4531
    Rear sight slider release: 31
    Trigger guard screws: both marked 31

    Stock: 2834 bolt take down disk marked 1.F.3.46
    Front barrel band: 2834
    Rear barrel band: 2834
    Handguard: 2834
    Buttplate: 2834a
    Bolt body: 2834a
    Bolt gas shield: 34
    Bolt striker: 34
    Bolt firing pin: 34
    Bolt extractor: 34
    Bolt safety: 34
    Trigger guard: 2834

    Floorplate: 32
    Follower: 32
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    Pictures of the bolt group and trigger guard components:
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    Pictures of the stock and stock components:
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    My one and only picture in my whole collection showing a German Reichswehr soldier using a 98b rifle.
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    Congratulations!! Still taking it all in but I love the font. And those serifs are ridiculous, especially in the channel. Super cool. No overall glamour shots?

    I see them. Not sure how I didn't see them on the first run through?
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Very glad to see you finally got one Jordan!

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    Thanks Marc and HM if there is anything I missed please let me know of course you know I try to show everything!
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    Here’s a photo with several 98b rifles!
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    That really was a nice score Jordan. It presents well and has a hell of a lot of character. I'd be proud to own it.

    Welcome to the 98b club my friend!

    Ps-- love that pic with the horse and 98b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    And a few more but I did search hard for any signs of a depot stamp or anything but found nothing.
    Jordan-- look really close at the pistol grip when you get a chance. My Simson had a super faint Konigsberg depot stamp there. I almost missed it because it's an odd spot and it's really worn from handling.

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