View Full Version : Scored on a K98 at Costa Mesa gun show

03-25-2012, 9:34 AM
I was on a mission to get a nice K98....and mission accomplished!! I bought within 45 minutes of show opening. It's a 1940 AX, it is a RC with only two light electric pencil numbers on the Magazine butt-plate, I had to look hard to see them. There is eagles/swaz's all over the thing with original sling. I could not be happier. I paid $450 for rifle and the guy threw in 3 boxes of original ammo, two dated 1940 the other dated 1938...all with stripper clips. Perhaps some might say I paid a little too much, but who cares....I didnt see a nicer K98 there and I'm glad I bought it when I did......well kind of...Lesson learned here: if you plan to buy a 9 pound rifle, dont buy it when you have 3 more buildings full of show to walk through! I have a new found respect for the infantry who carried these things for miles.....I'm 5'5" and 130 pounds soaking wet, this ***** beat the hell out of me! If I was smart I should have taken it out to the truck after purchase....thats IF I was smart....Bought it from a fellow Calguns.net member, first name is Louie....If your reading this Louie...thanks a million! could'nt be happier. Had a great time at the show.

Onto my search for an Enfield, M1 garand, Luger, P38, Arisaka, etc, etc,....:willy_nilly:

03-25-2012, 9:35 AM

03-25-2012, 9:38 AM
Pics or didn't happen!

03-25-2012, 9:47 AM
yeah, you're right...i made it up......:rolleyes:

03-25-2012, 9:53 AM
smart to have carried it around instead of taken it back to the truck. I'm sure there were Aholes in the parking lot staking out vehicles and what people were putting inside them for theft. Enjoy your new rifle....and yes :useless:

03-25-2012, 12:49 PM
It's good to not take it to the car until your ready to pull out, like mentioned, you just advertised you have a gun in the car.

Often the dealer will hold it for you until your ready to leave.

03-25-2012, 8:12 PM
Congrats on the K98. Now how about some pics !!

03-25-2012, 8:20 PM
Congrats... Im sure it was well worth it.

03-25-2012, 9:48 PM
yeah, you're right...i made it up......:rolleyes:

He is just being funny...no one thinks you didnt lol

03-25-2012, 10:16 PM
He's probably just uninitiated at this affair we call Calguns... :p

03-26-2012, 8:27 AM
Glad you liked it. I have been thinning out the herd since I turned 60. I have been into these types of guns since I was a kid, but after a while you just get too many. It is sometimes hard to sell one since it's almost like it is one of your reminders of good times, but after a while u just have too many. Glad you liked it. Sling is a repro, not an original. I bought that gun at the Pomona show in the nineties from a guy who had a table full of them. He was also changing collecting styles. I took 10 out to the O.C. show, and came back w/ 2, so they must be priced o.k. One of the ones I brought back I think I am going to keep again. It is a 41 Izveshk 91-30 w/ a hex receiver that still has the czar eagle on it. The tang is stamped 15 and overstamped with a 41 date. When the Soviets were desperate to get guns to the front, no time to scratch out old Czarist marking I guess!!

03-26-2012, 8:46 AM
What was the other rifle? :D

03-26-2012, 11:34 AM
1930 Izhveshk w/ E.German 1 in Triangle proof mark.

03-26-2012, 4:25 PM
thanks Louie...really happy with it....but I almost needed a wheelchair getting out of the show.....damn thing got heavy quick! LOL...had great time though and thanks again!

03-26-2012, 5:15 PM
After a while, that gun won't feel that heavy.

I'm not talking about going on a 10 mile hike either, but to me none of these rifles feel that heavy anymore. Maybe because they're all I have...