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I have only seen two 98/40's in the last 20 years. One in great condition and one in poor. I bought the great condition one over 10 years ago and I have never seen parts for them.
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I picked one up last week in a 14 gun deal. As for wood by it's self I would say thet would be a one in a million. Even if you did since the stock is split by the receiver you probably would not find both at once.
 

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Your best bet is probably going to be to buy a complete, but lesser quality rifle to canabalize for the wood and parts. Parts for these are scarce. If you do find somebody with a spare set of wood and hardware buy it, and then go right away and buy a lottery ticket!
 

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Remember they were made in the same factory as the M95, the buttstock is the same. A friend had a M98/40 but no butt, I got two M95 carbine stocks from Rich Reich (a sponser) and used them to make the butt, using my rifle as a model. I did ruin the first one. I still have the fore ends but they are too short to make a fore end for this rifle, perhaps you can adapt a mauser stock. Look at it this way, the stock is cheap approx $24 and you can always replace it if you find a real one.
 
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