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Gewehr 98 Amberg 1917 2866p

PrayingMantis

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I bought this from Sam last year when he upgraded. I was very glad to get it, I’ve been on a bit of a Bavarian kick lately.
This was a dufflecut with a lost fore end. Sam found a walnut good replacement, but I wanted to get a beech one. I decided against trying to find an original stock to splice for it—the stock is so nice it would be a shame to cut another so pristine—so I opted for a new made piece. After fitting it I was able to match it pretty closely in color. Not perfect, never will be, but I’m happy with it.
The Gew itself is gorgeous with strong deep bluing. The beech stock feels robust and has a nice red hue to it. The stamps are super crisp. Interestingly the bolt is from another Amberg 1917, only thirteen serial numbers away. It matches except for the missing parts and the floorplate and follower. Nothing surprising acceptance wish, typical Amberg c/J and c/G throughout. (I was running a fever when i took these and didn't feel like taking it apart, i'll update this when i do get a chance to break it down.)
Here is the original discussion on it: https://www.k98kforum.com/threads/amberg-1917.38350/

AMBERG 1917

Receiver 2866p c/J c/G c/G 8 G7 O
Barrel 2866p c/G c/G c/G BC.74 2
Front Sight 66 c/G
Rear Sight Leaf 66 c/J
Rear Sight Base 66 c/J
Sight Slider 66 c/J
Sight Slider Tabs 66, 66 c/J, c/J
Ejector Box 66 c/J
Trigger Sear 66 c/J, c/J
Trigger c/J
Front Barrel Band 83 c/C
Rear Barrel Band 66 c/J
Trigger Guard 2866 c/J, c/J
Trigger Guard Screws 66, 84 c/J
Floor Plate armorer
Follower armorer
Stock 2866 c/L c/G c/J
Stock Wrist c/A c/G
Recoil Lug c/J
Stock Keel 2866 c/G c/G
Handguard 2866 c/G
Buttplate 2866p c/J
Bayonet Lug 77 c/F
Cleaning Rod 66
Bolt Body 2853p c/J c/J K5 7 G7 O B5
Extractor 53 c/J
Safety 53 c/J
Cocking Piece 53 c/J
Bolt Sleeve 53 c/J c/J
Firing Pin 53
 

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Barrel and sights.
 

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Stock and metal.
 

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The bolt.
 

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Great pick-up and glad to see it stay in the "family"!

I updated the trends thread to reflect the details better, - that research thread needs a lot of work, but updated it and added a link to Sam's original thread but will update this new link later.
 
Thanks, everyone! Really nice to see a project come together, and the more I look at it the happier I am with the results.

I added the photos I was lacking before. Even though the bolt doesn’t match, it’s so close that I hope the codes still help with the study.
 

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