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(Cross posted from the K98kforum)

"I decided to create a profile today and make some worthwhile contributions to a forum that has helped me immensely in my research over the past four years and to properly archive my collection online."

My example of a Gewehr 98 for review.

Manufacturer: Waffenfabrik Mauser A-G Oberndorf A/N

Year: 1916

Receiver SN: 6132c
Barrel SN: 6132c
Front sight SN: 32
Rear sight SN: 32
Sight Slider SN: 32
Ejector box SN: 32
Trigger Sear SN: 32
Front barrel band SN: 32
Rear barrel band SN: 32
Trigger guard SN: 6132
Trigger guard screws SN: 32, Unmarked
Floor Plate SN: 32
Follower SN: 32
Stock SN: 6132
Handguard SN: 6132
Buttplate SN: 6132
Bayonet lug SN: 32
Bolt body SN: 6132c
Extractor SN: 32
Safety SN: 32
Cocking piece SN: 32
Bolt sleeve SN: 32
Firing pin SN: 32
Cleaning Rod SN: 15

Of note, the firing pin has been clipped on this example. I've read that this could be indicative of a bring back rifle but I will leave that up to everyone here. I would also like to thank a fellow board member for helping me source an Imperial German cleaning rod for my Gew 98.

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Absolutely nifty Gewehr! No expert, but very few seem to be all matching as yours! I'm impressed and happy for your find!
Thanks for sharing!
Best!
John
I appreciate the comment John! I'm looking forward to contributing more posts here on Gun Boards, I just have to get around to properly photographing my collection.
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gorgeous rifle, why not just grab a rando spare firing pin and get her running again? Mauser 98 parts are as common as anything.

Could perhaps find a way to recreate the tip of the firing pin too but that would likely be more pain than its worth.
 

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gorgeous rifle, why not just grab a rando spare firing pin and get her running again? Mauser 98 parts are as common as anything.

Could perhaps find a way to recreate the tip of the firing pin too but that would likely be more pain than its worth.
Not really. There are a number of folks who can easily retip the firing pin. OP, shoot me a message if you want the contact info of someone who would do a great job fixing the firing pin.
 

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Clipped firing pin not typical of a vet bring back, but the war bond rifles usually had the pin clipped, and sometimes maybe the bore plugged. I have heard of the plugs being removed from some. The war bond rifle promotion were captured German rifles given to folks that purchased a certain level of bonds. Could also just be the pin broke from use. In any case, a very nice find!
 
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