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Old December 11, 2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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seeking info on a Mauser K98

I'm a newby to this site. I am looking for information on identifying a Mauser K98 rifle I own. Any direction as to where/how to find the right place on here to ask questions would be greatly appreciated. I also have pics...anxious awaiting a reply...Thanks: ronnie
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Old December 11, 2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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There must be some kind of markings on it somewhere. Is it an old military rifle? Any crest on the receiver ring? Nazi eagle proof stamp? Pics would be a huge help...
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Old December 12, 2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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look all over reciever for markings and write them down,also look on bolt handle for any marking at all,when new part of reviever serial number was stamped on bolt handle, most now are mismatched,but some bolt handles have year stamped,hope its not a 1944 or 1945, weak steel, the russians pushed the germans back,and they lost supply of nickel ,mangenese,and tungsten and others needed to make high grade steel.
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Old December 12, 2011, 04:19 AM   #4
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First, ask what you want to know.
Second, pictures help.
Third, and last, participate in the ensuing discussion.
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Old December 12, 2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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Both forums have German Mauser sections with a good amount of traffic.

Good clear photos of the roll marks well aid in IDing the rifle.
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Old December 12, 2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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