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K98 Dot 44 “rare matching”

saucypant

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Hey everyone, first post on the forum. I have a great opportunity to buy a matching k98, from what I’ve been reading it looks to check out I’m just concerned about original blueing and the milled floor plate for being late war and the trigger housing being made of stamped steel. If anyone has more experience on the rilfe your input would be greatly appreciated.
 

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It's not really my wheelhouse but I think the font and layout appear correct. I'm not worried about the milled FP as it's correctly numbered and the font is right IMHO. While not common, they do show up. While stamped/stamped is certainly most common the correct unmarked TG and numbered FP combo works for me.

Maybe someone who's more familiar with these will probably chime in.
 
Numbering appears fine from your pics, but the refinished stock really puts a damper on the value. It’s not rare either, dot44 matching guns are pretty common as a lot were made and ended up surviving the war untouched. This is the last of the double letter block dot44’s, right after they switched to 5 digit serial numbering and penciled serials in hand guards are acceptable.
 
Numbering appears fine from your pics, but the refinished stock really puts a damper on the value. It’s not rare either, dot44 matching guns are pretty common as a lot were made and ended up surviving the war untouched. This is the last of the double letter block dot44’s, right after they switched to 5 digit serial numbering and penciled serials in hand guards are acceptable.
Its posted in canada so even the most common code are hard to get in matching condition and even more untouched.
 
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Numbering appears fine from your pics, but the refinished stock really puts a damper on the value. It’s not rare either, dot44 matching guns are pretty common as a lot were made and ended up surviving the war untouched. This is the last of the double letter block dot44’s, right after they switched to 5 digit serial numbering and penciled serials in hand guards are acceptable.
Mike do you think this is indicative of postwar sanding?? Obviously I see the sheen. Do you think it was untreated originally?

postwar sanding.jpg
 
I have been asked about this rifle at least 10 times. Sad it’s ruined.

And actually every code is not rare in Canada. There are codes that show up more common here same as US
 
I have been asked about this rifle at least 10 times. Sad it’s ruined.

And actually every code is not rare in Canada. There are codes that show up more common here same as US
on that note. Samco imported tons of matching dot44's and other nice k98's in the early 90's along with the 41 port rifles. I have seen more than a few. I know of one that Gerard was saddled with that had the faint import mark removed and blued over. Some are hidden under the bayonett lug as well. Im sure a fair amount went to Canada
 
on that note. Samco imported tons of matching dot44's and other nice k98's in the early 90's along with the 41 port rifles. I have seen more than a few. I know of one that Gerard was saddled with that had the faint import mark removed and blued over. Some are hidden under the bayonett lug as well. Im sure a fair amount went to Canada
Interesting.
We sure have a ton of 1941 ports. Not sure how many dot have been found here naturally. 3-4 I know of
 

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