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smoakingun
September 14, 2010, 06:42 PM
I recently inherited an imperial mauser brought back from germany by my grandfather after WWII. The rifle stock was cut so it would fit in his duffle when the rifle was disasembled. What I need to know is wheather I should fix the stock, or leave it as is. No mater what I do, the story is still there, but some folks I've talked to seem to think that I will somehow ruin the the value of the rifle by making the repair. Second thing, can anyone recomend to me a source for identifying some of the particulars of the rifle.

THORN74
September 14, 2010, 07:46 PM
hey there smoke.... i have one of those as well .. mine is a ww1 capture (my great grandfather brought it home) a 1917 erfurt. mine is a K98a/z. still shoots like a champ.

here are some helpful links for u


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewehr_98
http://k98kpage.yuku.com/directory
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/index.php
http://www.gewehr98.com/Kar.98a.html

good luck with ur gun

RWBlue01
September 14, 2010, 08:58 PM
I say fix it or get a second stock.
But then I am a shooter, not a collector.

James K
September 15, 2010, 12:25 PM
If you have the front part, by all means fix the stock. If you don't, it may not be worth buying another stock.

What do you want to know about the rifle? We can probably answer the questions, but some good pictures would help, especially of the top of the receiver.

Jim