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Old December 4, 2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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41 Mod. 98 Mauser

I reciently purchaced a k98 Mauser at a gun show and in attempting to research it I can not find what the lower-case cursive "k" marked on it stands for. It is stamped on both the reciever and the base of the barrel. If this helps other markings include "duv" "41" "S" and "214"
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Old December 4, 2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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There are lots of k98 Mauser sites. The lower case k is a series code if I remember correctly. DUV is a manufacturer's code. 41 is the year.

Here's a few quick reference codes site:

http://mauser98k.internetdsl.pl/kodyen.html
http://www.radix.net/~bbrown/codes_rifle.html

A few reference photos and code locations:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/unif...k/k98index.htm

Hope that will get you started...

TK
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Old December 4, 2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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K98 serial numbers only have 4 numeric digits. When they got to 9999 the next rifle they stuck a letter on the end.

0001-9999
0001a-9999a
0001b-9999b

Etc.

DUV is Berlin-L├╝becker Maschinenfabrik.

You know you are required to post pictures, right....
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Old December 6, 2011, 11:18 PM   #4
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duv - 41

I got this from a buddies grandma; it was found wrapped in a GI blanket,
4 months after he passed (a WWII vet) and a great American.
I gave her a couple hundred for it, as she just wanted out of the house!
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Old January 9, 2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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I got this from a buddies grandma; it was found wrapped in a GI blanket,
4 months after he passed (a WWII vet) and a great American.
I gave her a couple hundred for it, as she just wanted out of the house!
Let's just say you got an extremely good deal.









Err scratch that......I'll take that piece of junk off your hands.
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