A very worthy save! If a 98b stock pops up anywhere, you'll be the first to know. Looking forward to the full spread.Well, I was out all week on a business trip but I stopped in today and picked it up for $560. Only modification to the metal was a small grind to the follower to remove the bolt hold open but didn't notice until I had gotten home. Not how I envisioned getting my first German Mauser but I guess I'm starting off with an uncommon one. Taking it apart only confirmed that it was once all matching but I will need a stock set, front and rear bands, a buttplate, a cleaning rod, and the bolt takedown disc now to restore it. Bubba varnished the wood with the action in the stock so now I'm cleaning the varnish that he slathered on the action. Does anyone know what the star on the receiver indicates?
Thanks! I just hope to find a stock set that's unsanded. Otherwise, I might go with a Fox Military stock since a brand new stock would nearly match the appearance of the metal in terms of condition. Need parts with E/6 waffenamt now.A very worthy save! If a 98b stock pops up anywhere, you'll be the first to know. Looking forward to the full spread.
I know, it just looks tacky and poorly done and adds weight back to the stock they chopped to save weight. I might try my luck at removing the filler just to see if I can.I always question how and why people thought this was an improved aesthetic over what was there originally.