View Full Version : Israeli Officer Gift 98K

11-08-2009, 5:06 PM
I bought this on Gunbroker, it is said to be an Israeli officers retirement gift, chambered in 7.62, kind of an oddball.

Dr. Peter Venkman
11-08-2009, 5:19 PM
Nice receiver markings but it looks heavily sanded.

11-08-2009, 5:24 PM
Yes, don't know alot about it, the stock looks brand spanking new I guess to match the new finish on it.

Nice receiver markings but it looks heavily sanded.

11-08-2009, 5:42 PM
It's my understanding the Israelis bought a lot of 98Ks and had them rechambered in .308 in the early days so they would have a sufficient stockpile to give everyone a rifle if the SHTF. It's a very basic rifle that didn't require a lot of training to use.

Dr. Peter Venkman
11-08-2009, 5:55 PM
By all means they are very nice rifles.

B Strong
11-08-2009, 6:05 PM
I was watching that auction.

I've seen another 98K that was represented as an Israeli presentation rifle that looked near identical, but I don't know the provenance of either rifle.

11-10-2009, 8:22 PM
I have heard about these Israeli retirement rifles, I just have no idea if they are the real deal or just decently marketed fakes.