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Rem222
03-14-2010, 9:17 AM
I must be hooked. I thought one K98 was going to be enough but I was wrong.

Peter in CA
03-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Rem222,
Nice rifle. Please let us know how she shoots.

Peter in CA

a1c
03-14-2010, 11:17 AM
I'm jealous. Still don't have a K98 in my safe.

Vladimir
03-14-2010, 11:21 AM
wow! nice stock! :thumbsup:

Milsurp Collector
03-14-2010, 12:52 PM
Just so you know, your rifle is a late war "Kriegsmodell" rifle that originally had a full Kriegsmodell stock

http://www.latewar.com/images/graphics/kriegs1.jpg

More info at http://www.latewar.com/html/bnz.html
http://www.latewar.com/html/bnztblock.html

For people interested in K98k's there is a fantastic new book out that I highly recommend http://www.kriegsmodell.com/ It is the best K98k book currently available.

nick
03-14-2010, 1:03 PM
The one in the picture does have the disassembly disk though. I first thought it was one of the Mitchell Mausers. I take it, it isn't one of those?

Milsurp Collector
03-14-2010, 1:15 PM
The one in the picture does have the disassembly disk though. I first thought it was one of the Mitchell Mausers. I take it, it isn't one of those?

Since it has an earlier type stock I am assuming it is a Russian Capture (RC) K98k. RCs are mixmasters with parts originally from several rifles. BTW, Mitchell Mausers are Russian Capture K98k's that have been "pimp shined" (sanded stock, polished bolt, new "matching" numbers stamped). This one ended up with an early type stock. Nothing wrong with it as it typical for a RC K98k. However, some people like to "restore" their RCs to a more "correct" configuration, although other people think that is a waste of money.

Rem222
03-14-2010, 1:40 PM
Since it has an earlier type stock I am assuming it is a Russian Capture (RC) K98k. RCs are mixmasters with parts originally from several rifles. BTW, Mitchell Mausers are Russian Capture K98k's that have been "pimp shined" (sanded stock, polished bolt, new "matching" numbers stamped). This one ended up with an early type stock. Nothing wrong with it as it typical for a RC K98k. However, some people like to "restore" their RCs to a more "correct" configuration, although other people think that is a waste of money.

Your correct. It's a (RC). As you say it is a mixmaster of parts but I'm really happy with it. It is not a Mitchell Mauser. Here's the another K98 I have, a (RC) 1940 <243>...

nick
03-14-2010, 1:59 PM
Ah, my bad. The stock looked too good for what I normally see of K98 Mausers, so I assumed it must've been pimped up at some point. Which usually brings Mitchell Mausers to mind :)

I'm yet to find a K98 I'd like to buy though, so I don't have one. I have other Mausers, but not the German ones.

B Strong
03-14-2010, 4:10 PM
Nice rifle, rare code.

smeg
03-14-2010, 6:43 PM
very nice. as a 'r' block, that's an earlier bnz45 and was most likely originally blued. if that is russian reblue over it, it looks better than the usual russian blue. the serial on the left side of the receiver is not original and likely put their by the importer as the original only had the serial on the side of the barrel.
+1 on what milsurp said regarding the new kriegsmodell book. it's a winner.
since this rc bnz45 metal looks particularly nice, it may be worth doing a little resto with correct stock and parts. milsurps picture is what the original stock and band style would be. and that gun in milsurp's demo pic looked real familiar to me for awhile..then i realized it's because it's in my safe, lol.

Donkeypunch0420
03-15-2010, 11:46 PM
Both very nice rifles. I wish I had jumped on K98's years ago when they were only a couple hundred bucks. Oh well, I still think they're worth the current going rate.

Double G
03-16-2010, 6:51 PM
A hard code to find, here is a later original one. Congrat's on your find!