Scope Mount for a semi-sporterized K98

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by JLesinski, May 17, 2011.

  1. JLesinski

    JLesinski New Member

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    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
     
  2. stalkingbear

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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.
     

  3. kenhesr

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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
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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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.
     
  5. M14sRock

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    Let's see a pic.
     
  6. JLesinski

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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
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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. :cool:
     
  8. JLesinski

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    How long would these barrels be originally? Holding it, I would have never guessed the barrel was shortened...
     
  9. M14sRock

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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".
     
  10. JLesinski

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    What would entail restoring it? Barrell, stock, what else? price estimates, value estimates?
     
  11. M14sRock

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    Check out this gunbroker auction. 229162922.

    And this one. 231260769.

    And this one. 230276124.

    And this one. 230648228.
     
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  12. jpattersonnh

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  13. JLesinski

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    Again, what makes you guys think the barrel has been cut down already?
     
  14. CA357

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    The usual sign is that the front sight is gone. The barrel is generally cut right behind the military front sight to eliminate it so it doesn't interfere with a scope.
     
  15. JLesinski

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    It appears to me that the front site has just been removed, not the barrel cut. There is an indent in the barrel for a screw or some way to attach the front site I believe so I'm under the impression that in order for me to restore it, I just need a front site and a stock... and of then some blueing touchup

    [​IMG]
     
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It sure looks that way. You may have gotten lucky. Someone with more expertise than me can tell you.
     
  17. jpattersonnh

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    The front sight was silver soldered, It was heated and removed. The link I posted has the front sight.
     
  18. JLesinski

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    So what I need to restore this then is a front site, a stock, and a gunsmith to silver solder the sight on?

    Anything else?/where can I get a stock, how much will it cost me, ball park estimate on labor,etc.

    Thanks for all the help guys
     
  19. JLesinski

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    Is that all I need? How exactly do I mount the blade to the barrel? It looks like it needs a band or something to attach to...