Found a K98 but no numbers match

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Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby 2k05gt » Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:05:53

I purchased a 1942 Mauser K98 but none of the numbers match, is this normal? I have not been able to find one that does.

non of the markings have been defaced but a little disappointed with the numbers.

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Re: Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby UnderwaterMike » Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:49:34

I gave up on finding a K98 with matching numbers in what I consider to be good condition. Most of the K98s have been overhauled and rebuilt so much that the only way to find anything that matches AND is in good shape without being "lottery lucky" is to go the true estate/collector route.

Five years ago, Mitchell's still had a decent selection of guns in various grades with matching numbers. All it took was Obama's election and, like everything else gun-related, they went like hotcakes.
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Re: Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby 2k05gt » Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:09:01

Ok, Cool.
I hoped that was the case, I what to get out to the range and shoot it, the previous owner never shoots his rifles he only collected
them. I could never collect without shooting them at least a couple of times.
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Re: Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby TJB63 » Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:23:20

Nice find.

My understanding is NOT too many Match, If it's a Russian Capture, Definately not. If it's an Allied Capture, More than likely not, If it's a Vet Bring back, Maybe so, But still highly doubtful, That's just what I've taken away from years of research etc...I have 3 K98's and Nothing Matches.

Even still, It's a Hellva of Rifle.

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Re: Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby 2k05gt » Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:50:23

Took some new pictures after I cleaned the stock up a bit

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Re: Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby Taggure » Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:30:42

:lovegunporn: :lovegunporn: :lovegunporn:
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Re: Found a K98 but no numbers match

Postby 2k05gt » Tue, 13 May 2014 22:09:57

Taggure wrote::lovegunporn: :lovegunporn: :lovegunporn:


Well then here is a couple more with items from 1942, including coins

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1942 German K98 (Russian Capture)
1943 M1 Garand Winchester
1943 NPM M1 Carbine
1943 Tokarev SVT 40 Tula
1943 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant DDR
1944 Izhevsk Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine
1945 M1 Garand Springfield
1943 Remington 1911A1
1956 Sino-Soviet SKS
1965 XM16E1 Retro-Build
1958 Remington 870 Wingmaster
WASR-10 Kalashnikov AK-47 Romanian
Smith & Wesson M&P-15 Patriot Series
Smith & Wesson M&P-40
Ruger SR9

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