Mauser k98 Question

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  1. PapaHuntz

    PapaHuntz New Member

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    I recently inherited a sporterized Mauser k98 from my grandfather and am curious if anyone could help me identify the year and place of manufacture. Unfortunately, there don't appear to be too many identifying marks or serial numbers on the weapon itself. Here is what I can see:
    On barrel, in front of receiver: "43E1"
    Left side of barrel, in front of receiver is a small eagle with swastika
    On bolt release, small eagle with swastika and stamp mark "07" (inspector's stamp?)
    Underneath, in front of magazine, small stamp "Mub"
    On bolt handle "6089"
    On bolt, multiple locations, "78" or "18"
    Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you.
     
  2. 007BondJamesBond007

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    To bad it was sporterized. It is worth more all original with matching serial #. On mine the bolt, barrel, stock, and magazine cover have matching serial no. I sounds like it was made from parts from different rifles.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

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    Does it have a scope on it? The manufacture code and date should be on the receiver. If it is blank it has been scrubbed. Every number on a K98 is part of the serial number. If the serial number is 4652, smaller parts are stamped 52.
    Pics would really help.
     
  4. c3shooter

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  5. PapaHuntz

    PapaHuntz New Member

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    Thank you for the replies so far. C3 - I am 100% positive that it is a k98. jpattersonnh - I'll try and take some better pics than what I have and upload them this weekend. No scope on it, just open sights. 007 - the rifle is priceless to me as it belonged to my (now deceased) grandfather. He hunted with it for decades. Really jsut curious as to the origins of the rifle.
    Thanks!
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    Czech rifles were stamped E3, or E4 for the VZ24 and post war K98's.
     
  7. 007BondJamesBond007

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    Mauser do make a great hunting rifle and do know it is priceless to you. I wish your grandfather told you the story behind the gun. Were he got it? Was it on D Day or during the battle of the Bulge ect. It is a piece of history you have there.
     
  8. murraywc

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    does it shoot 8mm or has it maybe been rebarrelled. I have a g33/40 that has been spoterized in 8mm shoots real good only hunting ammo is a little hard to get surplus fmj is easy at a gun show.
     
  9. teenagegunnut

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    the best ammo for the k98 i use is sellier and bellot. they make a 192 grain soft point bullet.
     
  10. mhrcdt

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    Help to identify date and place of manufacture of mauzer

    I recently bought a Mauser k98 and I am curious if anyone could help me identify the year and place of manufacture.
    All the serial numbers and markings are on the left side which are:

    * 9830
    E3 O CESKOSLOVENSKAZBROJOVKA,AS,BRNO

    The * is a symbol like three.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you.
     
  11. jdbern03ky

    jdbern03ky New Member

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    I'm not a Mauser expert, but I did have a VZ24, which is a Czech Mauser and Brno is the place of manufacture. Sure you have a K98?
     
  12. mhrcdt

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    post war mauser

    As I found this mauser must be of those which are assembled after ww2 in czech,brno.between 1945-1950.In these models the trigger guard is different,for winter use.as mine was but I myself modified that.some WW2 german marked parts are found mixed with new production parts in this modells as It is seen from different markings(the stamp on the bolt must be german and is different from the other stamps on the receiver).

    this is the best site that I foundin this regards:
    http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=159-1945-1950-Post-War-Czech-K98k-(Karabiner-98)-Rifle

    these are some photoes of this rifle with some modifications that i made on the stock and trigger guard:
    http://s2.picofile.com/file/7353469565/1.jpg
    http://s1.picofile.com/file/7353470535/2.jpg
    http://s1.picofile.com/file/7353470963/3.jpg
    http://s2.picofile.com/file/7353471826/4.jpg
    http://s2.picofile.com/file/7353472468/5.jpg
    http://s1.picofile.com/file/7353473010/6.jpg
    http://s1.picofile.com/file/7353474187/7.jpg
    http://s2.picofile.com/file/7353474408/8.jpg
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    Post war Czech K98. The barrel would usually have the date and DOU/DOT stamped on the barrel, but yours may not have gotten that far w/ the Germans.
    Great rifles!!
     
  14. mhrcdt

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    Yes,as is seen on the photoes there is nothing on the barrel,and this is my main confusion and still I'm not sure about this rifle,But Thanks for the replies.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    Your stock should not have the take down disk, instead it should have a hole on the cupped butt plate like this one.
    This is a 1945 DOU stamped post war Czech. It is called a semi Kreigs model. The Winter trigger gaurd was used on all Czech K98's later in the war. Post war Czech models returned to the use of the bayonet lug and cleaning rod.
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  16. mhrcdt

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    Yes exactly,it had not the take down disk, instead it had a hole on the cupped butt plate,the bayonet lug and cleaning rod was also there, but I removed them all.This rifle never dissapointed me in shooting so far but the grooves only at the muzzle are not that much clear and distinct,is this due to fatigue or it is normal?