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All,

I have just got my first k98k. I have done some reading and have got some info but I am looking to fill in the blanks. It is marked on the top of the receiver with "42" 1940 and .91 (no 7 before the .91). So I understand this means it is made in the Mauser Oberndorf plant. The S/N appears to 899 with the bolt force matched (electro pencil 899).

Other markings are as follows:
Right side (left to right) "nazi eagle",S/N 899, WaA655, R, "nazi eagle", 899 with X above and 'CC' below. Mod. 98 (Refer to picture)
Left side: five WaA655 (refer to picture)
Bolt: '6357' and 'WaA26' on the cocking piece
Magazine floor plate: '45'
Magazine housing: 'd2548'
H-band: 9282 (left side), 'S' and Wa?
Butt plate (flat type): '78683', WaA655, '4181'
The butt is made of wood not laminate (correct me if I am wrong) and has the following on one side: two "Wa655" with eagles below a smaller eagle with a difficult to read letter (see pic)
It has no groove for a sight hood and has a cleaning rod and bayonet lug.

Can anyone:
1. Tell me if it is laminate or wood.
2. What the non mauser oberndorf parts are?
3. What the 'CC' means and what the weird symbol below the eagle is, it looks like the number 5 on its back (refer to pic)
4. What the butt plate markings mean.

Long post and thanks in advance,

Mark
 

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Vulch,

I live in Fremantle - but originally from Gosnells - where my folks still live.

I picked up a nice 1919 SMLE from Barry a year or two ago so when it came time for a k98 I went back to him as the SMLE shoots like a dream.

Barry said he had a bunch coming in and when I went there the other day he had already sold them! Did you get one of them? Mind sharing what they were?

I'm surprised the Eagles remain on a Norwegian stock?

So - How does it shoot, I only got it last Friday and haven't had a chance to go to the range in Jarrahdale....?
 

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Fair enough. The bore looks okay so I guess I'll find out when I hit the range.

Thanks for doing the hard work fixing up the stock - it certainly looks nice now.

Yes - most were byf with laminate stocks and a fair bit more than mine thanks to the Aussie dollar plummeting! I counted myself pretty lucky to get mine.

You sound pretty knowledgeable on all things k98 - what is your overall impression of the rifle.

I have ordered myself a repro sling from Lawrance along with a couple of chargers - not too sure of the quality so am hoping it is okay.

I have a nice bayonet with frog I have had for about ten years which will go nicely with it.

I guess I would be interested in those parts if you are willing to part with them. I will be using it as a shooter but would be nice to have matching parts.
 

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That is a shame about the sligs. Everyone seems to claim to sell the 'best' repro sling. And then there is the M48's Yugos. Its difficult to make an informed deciosn based on pics on the internet.

All metal parts are certainly in good condition. I think the bore isn't too bad - I've seen alot worse bores on other guns shoot pretty straight - although I must admit I haven't looked down the barrels of alot of k98s so I don't have a reference point for what is a good or bad k98 bore.

Thanks for the info. Any ideas as to what you want for all those parts.
 

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Permit took about two and half weeks! Fremantle is a district office I guess so doesn't take long to approve. Barry seemed to know the firearms officer there as he said to pass on his regards.

My SMLE took a much longer time though probably 5 weeks.

Thanks in advance for the parts.
 
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