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Old September 28, 2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Mauser 98 Receiver

I recently purchased a .243 rifle from my hunting buddy that was built by a gunsmith friend of his. The receiver appears to be Mauser 98. On the top of the receiver and between the year stamp 1920 and 1918 is a word that starts with AM and ends with the letter G. There were other letters but I couldn't make out what they are. There are other markings as well but I'm gonna have to get a magnifying glass to see what they are. One side of the receiver has the letters GEW 98. It also has a C 4440 on the receiver. I don't know anything about Mauser actions/receivers so anything you can tell me will be a big help. Thanks in advance
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Old September 28, 2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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AMberG gew 98..
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Old September 28, 2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Could some of those faint letters be EWC?
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Old September 28, 2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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Don't see the letters EWC any where.
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Old September 28, 2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Thanks adrians
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Old September 29, 2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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u bet.
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Old September 29, 2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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Amberg, a city in Bavaria, had one of the major armories turning out Gewehr 1898 rifles for the German Empire prior to and during WW1.
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