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The Unofficial Post-War K98k Photo Thread

Muncher 1953

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Actually I have a spare stock of those I kept (6 came from an estate; many of the rifles were killed for parts in 1969) which has the takedown disc painted in blue - don't ask me what this was for.
Many of the stocks also have the French sling modification as well. This was since France left back the K98k rifles when they left Austria in 1955.

These rifles were meant to shoot well, they did this very well and they still do amazing. A sniper would not need a full length stock with bayonet lug - therefore cut back. Rubber pads btw were chosen since they did not slip as much as the original metal buttplate did. Very important for snipers - the Germans already addressed this with the checkered sniper buttplates. For the few hundred rifles that were ever made a newly designed cupped metal buttplate to fit the K98k stock would not make sense, hence they used something that was cheaply and easily available.
Last July, my Air Force sergeant son was home & we went to the range. I set him up with my dot 44 shooter & a Remington model 700 (another model 98 clone) in .30-06 w/a plastic stock & large cushy buttpad. after 25-30 rounds through the 06, he switched to the Mauser. Another 5-6 rounds through dot he was all done, shoulder starting to hurt. I was unable to convince him that the .30-06 had been what did the damage, (lighter stock w/larger recoil) all he could see was rubber on the Remington & steel on the Mauser. I admit I’d rather carry the Remington but would rather shoot the dot. I gave him the Remington because I don’t care to shoot .30-06 much any more. (hardly any moose left here in NH)
 

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Hungarian woman with a post-war modified K98k walking by a knocked out Soviet SP gun in Budapest during the 1956 Uprising.

The second photo shows post-war Hungarian Border Guard personnel escorting a smuggler they captured.
 

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Stan

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Nice! Both photos show evidence of the Hungarian sling mount modifications seen most often on those rifles.
 

Stan

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Here are a couple more from Vietnam war....
 

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heavy_mech

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Here are a couple more from Vietnam war....
I was originally a part of the old 'black boot Army' but seeing the shine on those jungles 'in country' was quite the kick in the ass. Today's kids will never know the struggle. :ROFLMAO:
 

Stan

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Yes, lots of BAR's and a Russian 91/30 PU minus the scope. Lots of WW2 era and later American weapons captured and used by the VC.
 

Pat

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Many of those were early US aid to the RVN Army, before M-16's were distributed.
 

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Israel, late 1960s-early 1970s(?)
 

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A couple photos of USMC troops sorting a weapons cache in Afghanistan, year unknown. Looks to be at least one K98k and other assorted Mausers amongst them.
 

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