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FallsGuy
December 26, 2006, 11:52 AM
I'm posting this as a favor to a friend: He has a K98 that his father told him was a GI bring-back, complete with Nazi markings etc. Apparently the firing pin was removed/cut/damaged as a condition of bringing it home(?)..... Where might he be able to obtain a replacement? Thanks in advance and Happy New Year to all!

Steven Mace
December 26, 2006, 02:11 PM
FallsGuy, the people at Numrich Gun Parts Corp. should have one.

http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.asp?chrProductSKU=5450

Steve Mace

Tom2
December 26, 2006, 06:21 PM
Grab a new copy of Shotgun News or even a used copy, and look around. Lot of places selling surplus gun parts out there. Too numerous to list. Don't accept any worn out or rusty relics parts if you intending to fire it. Heck, even ebay has gun parts, if not full guns, and someone is always parting out old guns on there. Just be sure to get a safety check on the rifle before firing, it has been out of service for decades and should be checked carefully. Don't want to hurt anyone or damage a valuable collectable. Would be most wary of guns made in 1945. Most are rough, and may be safe to shoot but were made under extreme stress conditions. And some variations of 1945 production are very valuable. Same goes for pre 1942 or so, models. Better made but might be more collectable than the common 1943-44 variations. But vet bringback guns all have good value now unless altered.

Tom2
December 26, 2006, 06:28 PM
Just searched ebay for "Mauser firing pin" and found a couple firing pins and a bunch of firing pin springs, if you need that. Both in bidding and the fixed price stores. Don't worry, it is not a rare item. Just don't buy junk. A little surface rust is OK, clean it off and oil it. No pitting desireable, especially on the tip or the tapered end. Would weaken it.