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7.62x63mmUS
03-21-2012, 8:05 PM
Got bit by the '98 Mauser bug about 2 years ago. Here's what I have as far as the Wehrmacht is concerned. Top is a Yugo capture/rework, middle Russian capture CE 42, bottom byf 44 mostly matching except for buttplate floorplate.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HCYD2oTCJPo/T2qjY62VC9I/AAAAAAAADRo/0vZa0gTeIss/s800/K98%2520Family.JPG

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 8:09 PM
I want those back....

t0kie
03-21-2012, 8:09 PM
Very nice, that's the way K98 should look like, no sign of ugly " shellac".

7.62x63mmUS
03-21-2012, 8:11 PM
The Yugo is mostly scrubbed. They missed a few small Nazi chickens here and there. Most noticibly the cocking piece and under the rears sight leaf. Barrel is a bit dark but I'd say slightly above average for old wartime rifles I'd say. Bolt is mismatched. Overall the Yugo's did a good job vs the Russians that slapped them together from a pile of parts. Previous owner did not get rid of the cosmoline hidden internally. A complete detail strip was needed to rid the internals of it. It was however fireable unlike most Yugo mausers bought "new" out of the import bunker.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Gy6Rt_o_dNA/TD5vn4qfQSI/AAAAAAAABJw/qsS3r94KCO4/s800/100_5488.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bANM0jmmVOk/TD5voLBCN3I/AAAAAAAABJw/qxViXR4X_y4/s640/100_5487.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t8AYkOULUBg/TD5vxwgdWkI/AAAAAAAABJw/k-46jepUMfg/s640/100_5482.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0jNCqCdNQow/TLJKBOOhUpI/AAAAAAAABJw/C_tS5uVhIjM/s800/cocking%2520sleeve.JPG

rojocorsa
03-21-2012, 8:14 PM
I'm digging that CE 42...

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 8:14 PM
no the yugos ruined it! :(

7.62x63mmUS
03-21-2012, 8:15 PM
Russian capture is as typical. Swastikas peened. I added sling and sight hood. The follower was off another 98 Mauser and it did not have the bolt stop on empty follower. I replaced that as well.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7XCzslj_UHg/T1Gzqv4CGMI/AAAAAAAADNg/61fOprZxJIU/s800/IMG_1030.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z3lveTeTqSg/T1Gzvzru0ZI/AAAAAAAADN4/mx9tp7KtAHY/s800/IMG_1039.JPG

joefrank64k
03-21-2012, 8:17 PM
Nice collection! (When you have 3 or more of anything, it's officially a collection, right? :))

7.62x63mmUS
03-21-2012, 8:22 PM
I was told on the gunboards K98 forum that the stock was probably inleted for a ZF42 scope. This rifle has seen use, but not abuse evidently. Bore is mirror bright. No import marks. No idea how it got here. Inherited from a good friend that dropped dead at 49. So aside from being all German in origin its got a lot of sentimental value and is therefore my worshiped safe queen.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o6a5z3PIPXg/TxsQITkwywI/AAAAAAAADEQ/qG5l27mwaBs/s800/100_7339.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HX_GKCTIc58/TxsQInoHQGI/AAAAAAAADFM/I2yXSrUsBQk/s640/100_7324.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SOI6FSf3rt4/TxsQIxP_7II/AAAAAAAADEc/2d3Dy9DDF5c/s640/100_7325.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1b7u0xYAnoM/TxsQJY6iWHI/AAAAAAAADEk/J7GJ6x1DG4g/s800/100_7331.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-x2i3hkd_Vxo/Txs6TGsp_eI/AAAAAAAADGI/ev3lE4gNR_Q/s800/100_7340.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PoMp5qz-xY0/TxsQJFkEx0I/AAAAAAAADEo/95pP0BFcHrM/s800/100_7327.JPG

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 8:22 PM
how much for the Russian Capture? I will give you...One paratrooper...and one Rojo?

7.62x63mmUS
03-21-2012, 8:26 PM
how much for the Russian Capture? I will give you...One paratrooper...and one Rojo?

Ha.. sorry I'm hanging on to it. I didn't get screwed but didn't get a deal either. $400 + DROS etc at the Madera Big 5. It sat there ever since they opened in 2010 or there abouts. I can't believe no one bought it. I guess they were fooled and bought the Yugos thinking they had a close enough version of the K98. I couldn't stand it anymore after walking in 10+ times and it still sitting there, so I snagged it. They let me check headspace with a field gauge so that was a plus. Nothing against Yugo mausers. I love my 24/47s. What really pushed me over the edge on getting this one was that the online sources seemed to have dried up. I felt the need of urgency if I wanted another K98. Frankly I'm satisfied at 3. A safe queen, a decent Yugo rework and a bang around shooter.

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 8:28 PM
hmmmmmmm 400 eh....yeah I guess that is a little weee high for an RC however that is bonus points for them letting you check the head space and all and it seems to be in good shape. How does it shoot?

Sorry Rojo :(

7.62x63mmUS
03-21-2012, 8:35 PM
Havent shot the Rusky capture yet. Others are smooth actions. I've got several Mosin Nagants but I can't see how they hold a candle to the K98's. Finn M39 maybe? I like my M39's but nowhere as smooth and ergonomic as the K98s.

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 8:43 PM
yeah Mosins suck compared to 98k actions however those mosins are like Cadillacs. They just keep going and going and ask for more.

That is German engineering for you just great all around. So smooth and sexy you don't want to shoot. Russian is the opposite...crap so good its good and it loves it! :)

rojocorsa
03-21-2012, 9:43 PM
Dude, F* that. I like using my dad's Benz when I can. German engineering makes you want to drive it/shoot it (I say that looking at the Luger I cleaned up for my buddy, poor thing hasn't ate in decades!).

Also, I'm feeling the peer pressure of getting a K-98, every other thread is about Mausers. Damn you guys! I've shot my own K-31 exactly 39 times, that's it. Arrrgh!

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Dude, F* that. I like using my dad's Benz when I can. German engineering makes you want to drive it/shoot it (I say that looking at the Luger I cleaned up for my buddy, poor thing hasn't ate in decades!).

Also, I'm feeling the peer pressure of getting a K-98, every other thread is about Mausers. Damn you guys! I've shot my own K-31 exactly 39 times, that's it. Arrrgh!

YES ROJO! give in to the dark side of the force! har har!! In fact I am thinking about selling my k31 and some of my SKS' to feed my mauser need!! har har har!!!!

Must have mausers! Plus 8mm is still around! i mean I really need to change my name to MauSker lol...or just Mauser :43:

rojocorsa
03-21-2012, 10:25 PM
What, getting rid of your Swiss? O_o?


Sleeping with that Mauser obviously got into your head.

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 10:27 PM
What, getting rid of your Swiss? O_o?


Sleeping with that Mauser obviously got into your head.

Yes even my beloved Swiss...o well...Duetchland it is!!!!

sleeping with my Mauser is better than sleeping with my ex :) Nice waking up every morning knowing it didn't screw me over and its actually putting money in my pocket not taking it out :)

I mean look at it? how can you not love it?

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj14/BBer45/IMG_0900.jpg

rojocorsa
03-21-2012, 10:39 PM
IDK dude, those K-31s are too cool to let go...

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 10:42 PM
IDK dude, those K-31s are too cool to let go...

cool yes...but mausers aren't cool...they are legendary!!!!! I mean look at that sexy beast in that photo? FAP to that all night :)

Plus the mausers did see combat..and they have little nazi birdies :43: now that is cool :)

Pete1979
03-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Keep the swiss, there are plenty of mausers out there.

SKSer45
03-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Keep the swiss, there are plenty of mausers out there.

ehhh kind of true...I am talking about German 98k mausers. Yugos, Spanish, etc.. yeah they are out there. However those Germans either RC or non RC are really drying up.

7.62x63mmUS
03-22-2012, 7:49 AM
If I had a K31 I'd not give it up for a K98 especially if I already had a K98 as well.

SKSer45
03-22-2012, 9:04 AM
If I had a K31 I'd not give it up for a K98 especially if I already had a K98 as well.

easy for you to say...waking up next to my mauser is quite nice. K31...ehhh no I mean I do like the strait pull action and its accuracy...but its not a mauser :(

rojocorsa
03-22-2012, 9:54 AM
Remember that no more Swiss rifles are being brought in. Just wait until the supply dries up. Just wait....


And let's not kid ourselves, the trigger on the K-31 is night and day between a Mauser.

thenut2000
03-22-2012, 7:37 PM
Both are wonderful to own and shoot!

rojocorsa
03-22-2012, 7:57 PM
True that.