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mb44kar

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Found this a-block today. I'm assuming the bands are replacements because of that odd screw / no screw for rear band. Also no cap on the end. But I jumped on it since everything else looked okay. I never understood the attraction to phosphate/bluing mix till I saw this in person.

I hadn't ever seen the c-marked handguard in person before but found the relevant info: http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?2277-Un-Numbered-but-Marked-K98-Handguard.
 

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mb44kar

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Very nice! Mine, about 300 guns later is similarly "c" and E/18 marked on the hand guard....

http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?300-byf-45-a-block

Thanks Bob. Yours is a looker too, and cool that it's close in s/n. Yeah I take it these HGs aren't uncommon on byf 45's.
Shame about the bands on mine, the rear one is stuck on there tight enough even without any screws or band spring. I haven't taken it apart yet but think I should.
 

swjXE

Senior Member
Cool find!
If you're going to shoot it check for cracked wood inside the stock behind the recoil bolt. It might be what has cracked the grip on your stock already.
 

mb44kar

Senior Member
Triggerguard byf or svw ......?

SVW triggerguard and byf floorplate.

By the way if anyone has some spare correct bands (blue or phosphate), end cap and screws they want to let go, please let me know.


Cool find!
If you're going to shoot it check for cracked wood inside the stock behind the recoil bolt. It might be what has cracked the grip on your stock already.

No chance of that, I already see a smidge of recoil lug setback and the crack is large enough as it is. I don't shoot matching guns anyhow
 

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my66coupe

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Saw this one at the SAR show on Saturday. The cracked stock and bands kept me away. Did you get it for less then what he had on the tag?
 

mb44kar

Senior Member
Saw this one at the SAR show on Saturday. The cracked stock and bands kept me away. Did you get it for less then what he had on the tag?

Only a bit less than his sticker but not as low as I really wanted. The guy was a hardass despite the bands and crack. But I don't see kriegsmodells this low usually. Maybe I should visit AZ more often lol

I took the metal out of the wood and it all looked good, the usual screw holes are there just covered up by bad bands. Plus the new screw hole some dingus put in to hold the wrong front band. I'm going to get the proper bands, cap, and screws and make it right again.
 

Wright

Member
Nice one the in-house bolts arent nearly as common as Belgian and others in these late Obies. Is the shoe polish practice still alive and well in numbers or are these guns done back in the day?
 

mb44kar

Senior Member
Nice one the in-house bolts arent nearly as common as Belgian and others in these late Obies. Is the shoe polish practice still alive and well in numbers or are these guns done back in the day?

Thanks Wright. Not sure what shoe polish you mean? The white stuff in the stamps? That wasn't me, I'm not that old yet! It came from the gun show like that.
I had to look up the RW when I brought it home. I never saw it before, all the Mauser bolts I've handled were FN.
 

Wright

Member
Yeah thats what I was talkin about. You should have the same internal WR on the rear sight parts a least typically.
 

mb44kar

Senior Member
Right you are. WaA135's on each rear sight component including spring and the WR (or just W) on the leaf itself.
 

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