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Old January 8th, 2017, 07:27 PM   #16
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If that rifle could talk...

It'd speak 4 languages, lol!

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Old January 8th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #17
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I see a number on the bolt handle in the 2nd set of piks, #4 & 15, 14673A looks like. I bought a good many Ks back in the 90s, and several came with straight bolts, with different BS explanations from different distributors. Burns Bros for one did not disclose this fact & I bought several for customers that wouldn't have them when delivered because of the bolt issue.
Also, if it was Russian, shouldn't those Nazi Eagles be peened out?

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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:42 PM   #18
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The Germans marked the serial number on the bolt handle root. The Russians force matched the serial number and marked it with an electropencil on the bolt body. Oftentimes the waffenamt is peened but a lot of times it is not.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 09:52 AM   #19
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One of the reasons why the rifles & bolts hardly match is because I remember reading and seeing WW2 pics of captured rifles. When they were taken away from a mass of captured or surrendering German soldiers it was customary to remove the bolts and throw them in one large pile to deactivate them, and the rifles thrown in another large pile with both under guard. With the Russians they re-arsenal them with no regards to serial #'s, shellacked the stocks and most of the cleaning rods went to the smelter...

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Old January 9th, 2017, 10:03 AM   #20
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Nice rifle! I have a DOT rifle all matching.....except no stock!

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Old January 9th, 2017, 11:23 AM   #21
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byf = Mauser AG Oberndorf

My notes have 4814 as the starting SN for Oberndorf 98K's in 1941.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 02:44 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by elcid85 View Post
byf = Mauser AG Oberndorf

My notes have 4814 as the starting SN for Oberndorf 98K's in 1941.
Might be the earliest sn. example from your reference, but each year they started with 0001.

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