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Old 11-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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K98 started in WWI as the K98a. WWII era were K98k's. There are 11 variants I can think of. Mitchell's Mausers are a rip off. Scrub, re-blue, renumber....

Most of the German K98's out there now are Soviet capture. These rifles are miss matched, have an X struck on the receiver and have a thick black paint over the blueing. Small parts such as the sight hood and capture screws will be missing.
You may be able to find a Czech post war K98. These were assembled out of the parts at Brno(Brunn) from both Czech arsenals. The Czech rifles added back features dropped by the Germans late in the war. These rifles tend to be the best shooters and have a superior fit and finish to mid..late war German rifles.

All K98's started as 8x57, with the exception of Belgian Mausers.
Other alternatives to a K98 would be a Belgian M24, Yugo M24, 24/47, M48,
Czech Vz24, Polish Wz29. The Wz29 is almost impossible to find as Germany gobbled them up in 1939.

The best shooters of all of them are Czech K98's and Yugo 24/47's. IMHO of course.

Original matching K98k...$600.00..2000.00+++++
Soviet capture..$250.00..400.00
Czech K98..$225.00...400.00
Yugo's...$150.00...400.00
Hi, you mentioned the "Czech K98 .. $225.. $400" and that Czech Vz24 is NOT a K98. So there's a Czech K98 model. Is there an online store/source where I can look at it and possibly buy it?

Thank you.
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Most Post war Czech 98's were sold to Isreal and rechambered to 7.62x51. The Czech Factories that produced K98's under German occupation were sent off to fight the Allies and are German 98's as they are stamped dou and dot. You can check Auction arms and Gun broker. You will find Vz24's that are German marked, but they do have a strait bolt. Vz24's were also imported to many South American countries in 7x57 and 8x57.

BTW, when this thread started AIM still had Vz24's for a great price, they are sold out now.

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Most Post war Czech 98's were sold to Isreal and rechambered to 7.62x51. The Czech Factories that produced K98's under German occupation were sent off to fight the Allies and are German 98's as they are stamped dou and dot. You can check Auction arms and Gun broker. You will find Vz24's that are German marked, but they do have a strait bolt. Vz24's were also imported to many South American countries in 7x57 and 8x57.

BTW, when this thread started AIM still had Vz24's for a great price, they are sold out now.
Hi, I intend to buy a military surplus rifle from AIM but they indicates " FFL Dealers/ 03 collectors sale only". They require a copy of FFL license and photo ID to be faxed to them before placing the order.

I want to buy a rifle and have it shipped to a FFL dealer in CT and pick up from them. How do I proceed? Do I have to ask the FFL dealer to buy/pay onbehalf of me and then he transfers the rifle to me later on? This is more complicated than buying by myself and have it shipped to the FFL dealer.

What's your experience with purchasing from AIM?

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