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Were Pre-War 1938 Mauser-Werke Oberndorf E/63 Cleaning Rods issued as Blued from the factory or in White?


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Can anyone tell me if Pre-War 1938 Mauser-Werke Oberndorf K98k cleaning rods were issued as blued from the factory or were they in "white"? I assume that they blued them to protect the metal, but I need confirmation from the experts on this forum to be sure.

Thank you in advance for your help!


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All of the early rods I have are blued.
The rods for Standard-Modell and Banner rifles were left in the white.



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Bruce, Thank you for the quick reply! I thought they were blued, but I was not 100% sure. With your input now I know the answer.
Take care.

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