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Old 03-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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My father brought it back with him from WWII. We shot it together when I was 10 or 12, but I don't think he shot it again after that. He passed away last year. I took the Mauser to the range a few weeks ago. I love it. What would you guys suggest for a good scope?

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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Here's a range photo!

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Some of the K98K sniper rifles had Kahles ZF 58 scopes or 39's.. I have some original pictures of K98K's with 4X ZF 58's on them .I'll post them mon when I get back home.

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If you want to turn a $300 gun into a $125 gun any scope will work.

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Ruining the gun is not my intention. Getting a better look at the targets is. I've visited a lot of sights trying to get a feel for an appropriate sight.....thought someone here might have traveled this road before. That's all!

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Some of the K98K sniper rifles had Kahles ZF 58 scopes or 39's.. I have some original pictures of K98K's with 4X ZF 58's on them .I'll post them mon when I get back home.
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I know what you mean about seeing the target more clearly, my eyes ain't what they used to be either. As long as you can stick to a period type scope and mount, I think you're OK. I wouldn't modify the gun by drilling and tapping any holes in it. I did that with mine only because I got the gun from someone who had already messed with it and it had no more collector value. They are fun guns to shoot and yours is special because of the connection to your Dad.

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Exactly! I've been to some K98 web sites. There's so much info out there I'm having trouble deciding what's best for my budget without compromising the authenticity of the rifle.

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You appear to have a matching early 98, and as another has said, if you want to destroy the value, then scope it. I myself suffer from aging eyes but that doesnt make me want to drill and tap an original Sharpes rifle. I just settle on the fact I can no longer shoot 1" groups at 100 yards and am satisfied with 3" groups at 50 yards. Once ANY alteration is made it can never be undone. Fewer and fewer of these unaltered guns are around anymore. Not only will the reciever be drilled and tapped, but the bolt handle will have to be ground, replaced or bent and the safety changed. The is however a solution I believe. Somebody is manufacturing a scope mount that relaces the rear sight without damage. The scope will then be a long eye relief "scout" type. This will eliminate the need for bolt or safety alteration, and the scope base can be easily removed and the rear site replaced with no alterations.

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I agree with the other guys, I'd sooner drill and tap my forearm than mess with a piece of history.

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