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Zf.41 site
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Sling sites
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=145166

Sling educator link: German pre and WWII sling thread
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?162888

Captured Weapon Designations
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=132317

Capture Documents amp Reproduction Recognition
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?181561
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?111886
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?181523

Sling and leather care in German army
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=130177

Reading WWII German Ammo Box Labels
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=129515

Repairing a "duffle cut" (pics)
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=4615

Protectant lubes / Corrosion testing
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=126001

Fraktur letter fonts
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=78181

"j" suffix in serial numbers?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=29529

K98k Production Facilities Map
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=75487

What's that "hole" for in the K98k buttstock?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=131837

New book on productions code etc.
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?115614

Folks I dont know how long the "old boards" will last, so download all the below data before it's gone!!!!...
A lot of good info here! BAF

9-17-2007
Ok...............I spent a bunch of time copy/pasting/transfering photo's to save this info gent's(dial up!)--
I hope it will help you in your collecting...Although the format is not as easy to read--it's saved!

BAF





Originally posted by Bob in Ohio
New collectors to the Model 98 or K98k (German WWII Mauser) are always faced with a daunting task with scrips and scraps of information. These forums have numerous questions that get recycled. Here's an attempt to address some of the fundamental and FAQs that new collectors might be asking. I hope it helps...


FAQs…

1) Where do I find information on those codes, waffenamts, production, and subcontractors?
http://home.scarlet.be/p.colmant/german-codes.htm
http://bobinohio.com

2) What is the best book on the WWII Mauser?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=1786
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?p=8608

3) How do I refinish a RC and are they collectable?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2487
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2488
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2489
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2491

4) What’s the white lettering I see on the markings?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2494
www.memorableplaces.com/m1garand/whitelettering/whitelettering1.html

5) What length cleaning rod do I need?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2496

6) I screwed up my bolt (decocked it). Help me!!
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2498

7) How do I disassemble the bolt?
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting/mauserboltdisassembly/index.asp

8) What do you think about Mitchell’s Mauser?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2500
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2501
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2503
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2504

9) What ammo do I use in my K98 and what about safety?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2505
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2506
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2507
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2508

10) Are K98s Faked and are their deceptive practices in this hobby?

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2519
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2520
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2526
http://www.latewar.com/html/fake1.htm

11) Information about Death heads/ SS marked and scrubbed receiver guns RC debate
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2530


12)How do I know if the stock has the original finish?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2533

13) Tell me something about original slings?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2539
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2550

14) How do I install a sling?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2551

15) Which is the best or favorite or preference in a K98?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2552
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2553
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2556

16) What’s a duffle cut?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2557
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2558

17) Are these rifles considered an investment?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2559

18) How do I successfully photograph rifles?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2562

19) How do I clean/preserve my rifle?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2563

20) Why did the Germans number all those parts down to the screws in some early guns?
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2564

21) Is there any ammo information?

Well, German ammo is 8mm x 57mm. Ammo came 15 rds per box and some were on stripper clips and others were loose.

http://users.swing.be/sw017995/german-codes.htm
http://users.swing.be/sw017995/german7_92x57.htm#Plating firms
http://users.swing.be/sw017995/792color.htm
 
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