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Old 05-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Hey all,

This is my first post. I've got a question for some of you Mauser Kar98k experts out there. I'm just trying to find out where my Mauser was manufactured & which branch of the german military it would've belonged to. It's made in 1944 & it is Russian captured; that's all I know! Thank you!

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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I'm not a Mauser expert but I can tell you we are gonna need more info than that.



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There should be a manufacturers code on the top of the receiver.

I can tell you from your pics that its a late war stock, so it is correct, at least in that sense. Someone also went through the trouble of replacing the 'capture screws' and the sight hood.

Jpattersonnh is the man when it comes to mausers, he is usually pretty good about finding threads like this, so I'd bet he'll be along shortly.

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Sorry, I did take a photo of the top of the receiver, I just missed it when uploading these.

It says "dot" and then 1944 under

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dot 3665 7333aw 621959 1944 Waffen-Werke Brünn AG
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It would have been used by the bundeswehr (German Army). Common infantry rifle.

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"DOT" is the code for both Brno and Bruenn. Those are both the same facility; the names changed when Germany took over that bit of territory.

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It would have been used by the bundeswehr (German Army). Common infantry rifle.
They were known as the wehrmacht back then, specifically the Heer. With a bit of work it could look very nice. The stock is covered with a ruddy brown shellac, there are tutorials online showing how to remove it, but be careful not to use anything to aggressive.


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