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Old 03-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Help identifying a 1945 Mauser. Star in serial number.

Found a Mauser 98 at my local shop, its pretty well mint and has a 45 on the top of the receiver. A star before the serial number and no German markings, the owner says its French and he'll take $500 for it. I'm sure he knows what hes talking about but I can't find any info on it anywhere.

Anybody familiar with them, also is it worth the $500?
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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I have a byf 1945 that also has a star before the serial number. The guy i got mine from also really knows his **** and said its a German K98. I pain $500 for mine, its in amazing condition, and has the original sling. I have looked every where and never could figure out what it means.


If yours is a byf gun than it was produced in the Mauser AG Oberndorf factory which makes it German.

Also no signs of refurbish.
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Pictures would help, but it sounds like a K98k.................
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Muser Obendorf was kept in operation by the French. I THINK the distinctive mark for those may be "Mod. 98/ svwMB", and some MAY have a different means of attaching the sling.
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I'm sure she's long gone by now.

I may be getting a Russain capture 98k though, any suggestions on what to look for?
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More times than not a Russain capture 98k is a MYTH............
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Here are the pics of mine I can take more if needed. please help really want to find out what this really is.

thanks to all
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What do you want to know, it`s a late WWII K98 rifle that was produced at the Mauser-Werke, A.G. Oberndorf facility.........
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More times than not a Russain capture 98k is a MYTH............


Huh?

I was wondering what qualities to look for.
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I know all that im saying what does the star mean in front of the vin??? never seen it before and no one knows what it is
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