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Questions regarding Kriegsmarine k98s

idim002

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Hi,
just a couple of questions regarding the naval k98s. When were the Nordsee and Ostsee property marks applied to the stock discs? Because obviously not all E/M marked 98s have the North or Baltic seas mark...
Also i have a 1938 s147 with an Ostsee mark on the disc, yet it has an E/H.. It's a bit hard to make out but it is an E/H for sure. Was this a rifle originally meant for the Heer but ended up with the navy?
I've seen another one like that, it was a 237 1939 and it had an Ostsee mark on the disc and E/H on the stock.....
 

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mauser99

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There seems to be a fair amount of early JPS k98's with E/H with navy property mark.. Maybe a coincidence
or they had a small contract that year. The stock markings of H, L, M didn't arrive till later late 38/ 1939 for sure. So don't disregard these early rifles as being "real" Km rifles. Just be real careful of humped up takedown disc's..
 

idim002

Junior Member
Thanks a lot:) So who applied the Ostsee/Nordsee markings was it the factory or was it the navy itself once they got a hold of the rifles?

There seems to be a fair amount of early JPS k98's with E/H with navy property mark.. Maybe a coincidence
or they had a small contract that year. The stock markings of H, L, M didn't arrive till later late 38/ 1939 for sure. So don't disregard these early rifles as being "real" Km rifles. Just be real careful of humped up takedown disc's..
 

mauser99

Senior Member
Another JPS Heer marked stock with a KM marked disc. This one seems a bit late or its just an odd duck. 39 K block should be late enough for an M designation but, it could have been diverted from Heer stocks and shipped to the KM.. Also be careful for discs that look like they have been replaced.
 

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Turbo Archie

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Nice stock markings!
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idim002

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Thanks so much :)
So what was the whole process at the factory did they have certain number of rifles they had to deliver to the Navy or Luftwaffe each year? And also do you mean the ones that are meant or marked for navy and or Luftwaffe fall in certain blocks in a particular year?

Another JPS Heer marked stock with a KM marked disc. This one seems a bit late or its just an odd duck. 39 K block should be late enough for an M designation but, it could have been diverted from Heer stocks and shipped to the KM.. Also be careful for discs that look like they have been replaced.
 

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