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Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

Gew88, Gew98, Kar98 etc.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#106 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:31 pm

German WW2 K98 Mauser, an interesting Gew Rebuild

I am providing photos and links for two specimens. The first is Libertytreecollector' Spandau 1917s with a replacement barrel and Beswick's, 1918, C G Haenal Suhl, Gew98 with the original Gew 98 barrel cut down. I am providing photos from the sources because if one has an outdated computer sometimes the links do not open. Other times the original link/post is gone/deleted. So here is a documented record of two nice Gew 98s converted to K98k rifles.


Here is an odd duck, a K98 made up from a rebuilt GEW 98 in 1937. Not what I would call a cheep or a commonly found K98. I have never seen one of these at a gun show in WI. I wonder how many of these were made? Source is Libertytreecollectors: https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... dcategory=
What they say about this jewel.
This offering is for the pictured German WW2 K98 Mauser Rifle. An interesting configuration of parts, likely assembled into K98 configuration as need for the war effort.

From the Craig Brown German Mauser Collection.

Receiver is WW1 Spandau Arsenal, dated 1917, metal finish is mostly a worn blue, attractive gun metal gray in most of the receiver area.
Serial numbers no longer match but these parts match the receiver, barrel, rear sight, bolt stop, butt plate, follower, floor plate and trigger guard. Band are mis matched and unmarked. bolt is mis matched. Barrel is an Erma marked replacement.
Sound Laminated stock and hand guard, both un numbered.
Chambered in 8mm Mauser the bore is brite with very good rifling, slight frost in the grooves. Not import marked.
When it's sold the pictures will be gone so here are some highlights from their photos so they stay as a record.
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#107 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:32 pm

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Here is a link to another example on the K98 forum with some nice close up views, so they must be out there? Beswick's C G Haenal Suhl Gew98 rework to a K98k. You got to see this fine example; compliments of the K98 forum link shown below. He has some great views.
http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php ... -98-Rework
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#108 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:35 am

Here are some of the pictures you can not see in Beswick's, 1918, C G Haenal Suhl, Gew98 rework to a K98k. All pictures are from above source: Beswick photos
http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php ... -98-Rework
A truly fantastic rifle. This source hidden views are reposted here:
gew98_rework_23.jpg
gew98_rework_22.jpg
gew_98_rework3.jpg
gew_98_rework5.jpg
gew98_rework_19.jpg
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Re: Military Surplus k98ks commonly found at gun shows

#109 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:37 am

More Beswick hidden views:
gew98_rework_15.jpg
gew98_rework_13.jpg
gew98_rework_14.jpg
gew98_rework_24.jpg
Some deletion problems on a duplicate?? :doh: This lower photo is a duplicate that does not want to go away?

I guess we can all add a very hard to find, I have never seen one at a show in Wi, example of a Gew98 converted to a k98k to our list. Also, the impossible to find: Norwegian 30-06 K98k. Those are two you just never see. The big time collectors on the 98 forum sure have some great finds. Note the condition and patina of the metal & wood on this rifle- what dreams are made of. I guess if one was lucky to find one in such nice condition, the price would be beyond the reach of most. Values seem to be around $1000 and who knows at todays market's crazy prices. Most likely much more. :think:
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