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RamonA Dones
February 20, 2001, 07:08 PM
I posted this on the Rifle Section but a fellow member recommended me to post it here for your help and expertise.

I won a bid and bought a Yugoslavian K98. The seller's ad said "this Yugoslavian Mauser was original German manufactured K98 that was reconditioned and remarked with the Yugoslavian crest after WWII". The rifle has on the barrel near the muzzle "C.A.I. ST. ALB. VT." and immediately under "K98 GERMAN 8 MM". Then on the receiver on the left hand side has "PREDUZECE 1944" and "Mod. 98" and on top the Yugoslavian crest and faintly under the crest "42". The serial number on the receiver and the stock match. Why two different years on the receiver? Is this a real German rifle? Excuse my ignorance. Thank you

Herodotus
February 21, 2001, 04:10 AM
See my comments in the Art of the Rifle section.