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Old 05-18-2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default Scope Mount for a semi-sporterized K98

If you frequent the relic forum you may remember when I asked for information about a K98 that was left to me by a relative. I've decided I would like to hunt with the rifle and am wondering how I could mount a scope on it. Although it has been sporterized and historical value is all but gone from the rifle, it does have sentimental value and as such, I would like to avoid heavy permanent modification. The solution I believe I found is to get something like THIS. I'm wondering if anyone has ever used a system like this or has any information about it, how reliable it is, etc. Thanks

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Just be aware that if you use that mount it won't be as secure as drilled & tapped receiver and it will position the scope too far forward for proper eye relief unless you get a long eye relief scope.

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Never used one on my Mausers but I tried something Very similar on a Mosin Nagant 91/30.

Just like bear pointed out, mine kept shooting loose, tried loctite and every trick I know of. Most I ever got was maybe 60 rds downrange before it moved.

They sell a lot of that style mount, must be working for somebody.

This was a high-end mount, around $40.00 and I could never keep it solid. I will say that it looks good in the drawer along with my other "good ideas" that didn't quite work out. You might have better luck than I had. Ken

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If the action still has the original bolt, Front and rear sight, barrel, and even the butt plate you may be suprised at what it is worth. I know a guy that has K98 stocks stacked like cord wood. Post a pic.

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Let's see a pic.

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Jpattersonnh, this is the same K98 that I posted up in relic/curio a month or so ago. The sporterized missing the front sight that was left to me by a family member who passed


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Here is the original thread which has pictures right here

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With the barrel cut down already, I don't think having the receiver drilled and tapped for a scope mount will hurt its value. That is, unless you want to restore it, then do not have it drilled and tapped and have a new barrel fitted. Then you can re-stock it and add all the correct parts.

Personally, I'd go for the D&T and fit a proper scope mount.

BTW, pretty good looking rifle.

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How long would these barrels be originally? Holding it, I would have never guessed the barrel was shortened...

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Check with Sarco (SarcoInc.com) for a replacement barrel. You have an un-phucked K98 receiver, so restoring it would be worthwhile. A barrel and a stock with metal won't set you back too much, and once done will make for a nice, collectible Mauser. A piece of WW2 history.

So my vote is "Restore".

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What would entail restoring it? Barrell, stock, what else? price estimates, value estimates?

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