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Cessnapilot89
01-30-2012, 6:21 PM
Just finished reassembling and refinishing my new to me K98. Came to me as an apparently unissued barreled action with an unissued stock. Beautiful bore, can't wait to try it. Can't wait to try it!

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010018.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010017.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010016.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010015.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/zipkicker99/P1010012.jpg

SideWinder11
01-30-2012, 6:26 PM
The stock color looks like a Mitchells Mauser. Also it seems to not be chambered for 8mm Mauser. I don't think it's German

Cessnapilot89
01-30-2012, 6:37 PM
It was German then it went to Israel for a bit.

Rogerbutthead
01-30-2012, 6:38 PM
I don't believe the bolt is polished in the white like a Mitchell's Mauser. It looks like an Israeli used bcd 43 converted to fire 308. The stock has the finger grooves of an Israeli 98K stock. The buttplate looks like a surplus kriegsmodell type.

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?160689-Lookin-for-Israeli-Mauser-pics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karabiner_98k#Israeli_Mauser

Nice looking rifle. Tell us how it shoots. They usually have an insert in the mag well so that 7.62X51 fits better, but that -on mine - sometimes interfers with loading.

Looking forward to your range report.

Dr.Mauser
01-30-2012, 6:38 PM
Its German alright, but it was issued to the Israelis after the war and rechambered in .308

Cessnapilot89
01-30-2012, 6:40 PM
The buttplate is marked for the IDF interestingly

Dr.Mauser
01-30-2012, 6:41 PM
Whatever you do, DO NOT load 8mm Mauser in it. That rifle is chambered in 7.62x51 (.308)

SideWinder11
01-30-2012, 6:47 PM
It's cool looking. It's also missing the take down hole in the stock, why is that

Rogerbutthead
01-30-2012, 6:55 PM
German late war rifles omitted the bolt disassembly disk. The hole in the Kriegsmodell buttplate is used for take down on later models.

It was just one of many shortcuts taken in the manufacturing process.

Cessnapilot89
01-30-2012, 7:23 PM
Any recommendations in ammo for this?

rojocorsa
01-30-2012, 7:45 PM
Ah! I've been waiting to see what this one would turn out like....

Now you got a Mauser to match your K-31. And in bore diameter too!

Whatever you do, DO NOT load 8mm Mauser in it. That rifle is chambered in 7.62x51 (.308)

You gotta give the OP a little more credit than that. He's got a couple of 8mm rifles already.

It's cool looking. It's also missing the take down hole in the stock, why is that

It's on the very edge. Many 7.62 Mausers that Israel used had Kriegsmodell stocks. It's simply another short cut.




On the downside, it looks like they still have the same ****ty sights. :oji: :p

Sorry, the barleycorns suck compared to what similar period rifles offered, especially the Swiss, Finn, and Swede rifles.

paratroop
01-30-2012, 7:49 PM
is the german surplus 7.62 nato still around? if it is, i liked that stuff.

is it just me, or is that swastika still visible. it looks like the eagle has hash marks in it, but i think the swastica is still kind of there. oh, just noticed the star of david on it too. I always wanted one of those

SideWinder11
01-30-2012, 7:52 PM
It may like this at .33 a round

http://gun-deals.com/deals/5956

SideWinder11
01-30-2012, 7:57 PM
Here's some German Surplus

http://gun-deals.com/deals/2703


Direct Link

http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/11215

rojocorsa
01-30-2012, 9:52 PM
Can normal .308 commercial rounds be fired safely through this?

stevec223
01-30-2012, 10:22 PM
i shoot malysian surplus in my chilean 308 mauser....shoots lights out...147 gr fmj and berdan primed ...ammoman has some...likes win and rem and fed commercial ammo too....have fun !!

Cessnapilot89
01-31-2012, 9:16 AM
The rifle is a strange one. Very odd to see Stars of David next to a Swastika. On the stock, I have been told it is oak. Put 8 coats of BLO on it, looks pretty nice

SVT-40
01-31-2012, 10:57 AM
The rifle is a strange one. Very odd to see Stars of David next to a Swastika. On the stock, I have been told it is oak. Put 8 coats of BLO on it, looks pretty nice


It's just a standard Israeli 7.62 Mauser. Not strange in any way. The Israeli's refurbed many many thousands of Ex Nazi K-98's, as well as other 98 style rifles and converted them to fire 7.62 x 51 ammo.

Israel also contracted with FN who produced a purpose built Israeli Mauser's in 7.62x51 with a star of David crest.

The stocks are not cut down Kriegsmodell stocks. They are purpose built by or for the Israelis and are Beech as I remember.

The butt plate has the "Kriegsmodell" type hole for bolt disassembly, however the plate itself is all Israeli. As the OP stated the stock is a replacement as it does not have the "7.62" markings burned into it's heel and also is not drilled for bolt take down.

Great rifles and most with good bores are real accurate.

This is a photo of the stock markings on 7.62 rifles.
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Israeli%20Mausers/Israelistockmark001.jpg

Pic's of a unissued after Israeli refurb rifle. Built on a Czech Vz 24 receiver.
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Israeli%20Mausers/isrk9801-1.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Israeli%20Mausers/isrk9802-1.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/SVT-40/Israeli%20Mausers/DSC05093.jpg

big103
01-31-2012, 12:08 PM
Nice Israeli Mauser. Better looking then the one brought into the country couple years ago.

Rogerbutthead
01-31-2012, 12:16 PM
Got one in March of 1986 from Big 5 for $129.99.

Looks nothing like the beauty above. You got yourself quite a rifle, SVT-40.

SVT-40
01-31-2012, 3:56 PM
I did some work for Armscorp who imported these back in the 80's. I hand picked a few to keep from their inventory.

Cessnapilot89
01-31-2012, 6:38 PM
Armscorp brought this one over!

bruceflinch
01-31-2012, 7:39 PM
Color of that stock is Oak for sure. Did you do all the finish work yourself? Looks very nice.
You aren't reloading yet?

Cessnapilot89
01-31-2012, 8:36 PM
Hey Bruce! Did all the work myself aye. Was bored and decided why not try it. Want to go to the range and try it out with me? Sadly no reloading yet. Need to get a press still. that 600 rounds of 30-06 brass is mocking me.

McNally M.
02-02-2012, 9:18 AM
Beautiful rifles gang! Are the Israeli's the cheapest K98's on the market these days?

rojocorsa
02-02-2012, 9:29 AM
Beautiful rifles gang! Are the Israeli's the cheapest K98's on the market these days?

Not really.

RC K-98s still are, for the most part. It looks like the typical Israeli price range starts in the middle of the road, in terms of RC price range.

*I hope what I just said makes sense.

bruceflinch
02-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Hey Bruce! Did all the work myself aye. Was bored and decided why not try it. Want to go to the range and try it out with me? Sadly no reloading yet. Need to get a press still. that 600 rounds of 30-06 brass is mocking me.

This weekend is full up. But maybe next will work. I might have some 308's I loaded that is approaching their "expiration date" ;)

Cessnapilot89
02-02-2012, 4:10 PM
Bruce, that would be fun. Would love to hit the range with you. Can I bring a lady friend of mine as well?