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Old November 24, 2008, 01:10 AM   #1
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Even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and then...

A teaser, as it were, but something basically fell into my grubby little paws tonight.

I considered it one of my Mauser Holy Grails, so it's turning out to be a very good, albeit early, Christmas this year.

Q: When is a K98 Mauser not a K98 Mauser?

A: When it's a K. K. Wehrsportgewehr made by the Gustloff-Werke in Suhl.

The SAd.NASDP stock cartouche is very obvious, as are two examples of a type of Waffenampt eagle on the barrel and receiver, albeit with an "N" versus the typical swastika underneath.

Different views, starting with the receiver ring:

Right side receiver markings, showing the toggle safety:

Left side receiver markings, Waffenamts?

Muzzle end, bayo lug accepts standard 98 Mauser bayonet...

Happy dance of joy!
"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...

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