View Full Version : G/K43 color variations

02-06-2009, 10:15 AM
Decided to clean some of my rifles and took some pics.

You can see the color variations in the wood. The bright yellow one on the left (butt toward you pic) is the rifle at page 287 of Hitler's Garands. I believe it to be cleaned and call it a peroxide blonde. The yellowish one to the right was badly cleaned and is definitely a peroxide blonde. The discolored one in the middle was I guess a varnish removed job - ?
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This pic from the barrel side shows the variations in color of the wood laminates, durofols and a brown piece of plastic replacement handguard that I picked up as a place holder.

People want an arm and a leg for a nice handguard these days.

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02-06-2009, 10:51 AM
Show off.:p Nice cellection you have there. Do you ever take them out shooting and if so how do they do?

02-06-2009, 11:01 AM
I rarely shoot my mismatched rifles. These rifles break too easily and cost too damn much to fix. I do not shoot my matching rifles - 'cept one.

I have shot one duv 44 that did 3 or 4 inch groups offhand. A friend said it was one of the most accurate G43s he has shot. (and he knows a lot more about G43s than I ever will) I will probably put a Apfeltor shooters kit on it and I did recently get a 214 mount that I will use too.

These rifles aren't really for shooting.

I have a Lee Enfield sniper and a Remington 40x for when I feel like getting pissed at myself for being a crappy shot.

02-06-2009, 11:23 AM
Everytime you post those pics it kills me - Awesome collection -

02-06-2009, 7:37 PM
Wonder what your K98 collection must look like.

02-06-2009, 7:56 PM
My 98K collection is full of fakes. I had a gun dealer who I thought was a friend.

10 to 15 years ago, he sold me 6 98K sniper fakes. I pretty much knew and he told me from the start that he thought the first one was a fake. But I never had a German sniper rifle before and soon it was mine. It is a horrible fake. My gun dealer proceeded to sell me the others as real over the years. He has since moved to the East Coast. It is only since I have been on the Internet (2005) that I have discovered how badly my arse was reamed.

I think I have only one real High Turret -mismatched parts and one real ZF41. I have maybe 6 or so 98K non-snipers.

I am just fascinated by G43s. Not sure why. I was collecting AK47 variants until that ban.

I guess its like the same fascination I have with selected porn starlets of the 80's. :thumbsup: