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The word "extraordinary" is getting so cliché when you display another example from your collection Scott!

One truly can base a book around your Imperial & Weimar era collection.. this rifle does seem to be a first for this barrel acceptance on an unquestionably authentic rifle and directly supports that sportered 98a barrel as authentic as well?

I spent considerable time going through my library and paper files hunting for something relevant, but this is the first time I have seen this mark on the barrel on an "original" rifle.

Of course the rifle itself is something special and very elusive in this condition (to say the least), but most important is the display you have done! More examples need to be examined in such detail!

So very little is written on Imperial KM rifles, even less on Reichswehr era RM rifles- hell whether Reichsheer or RM rifles there is a void 10x as wide as Imperial era research!

So is your take on this M anchor as an f/p? I assume so unless there is a f/p elsewhere? (as Imperial arms with it below the wood?), can you do one of the rearsight or say whether its sS marked or is it earlier? Clearly the RM would have a decent chance to have a really early r/s still?

Since Joe Steen gave me a history lesson on the sS upgrades I have been seeking out the pre-sS marked tangent sights..
 

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I can't imagine the difficulty of doing something worthwhile on the subject without your participation!

One day maybe your data and collection can get with my data and we can work something out! Hell we might even break even on project money wise in about 40 years?

This is a real gem Scott!

You and I share a fascination with the Imperial and Reichswehr period and it is disappointing that so little has been published on the subject. Perhaps that is for people like us to do.
 

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MW sure is elusive, - as are a few others!

Its hard to get the best in the hobby to contribute articles and a book would be harder I think!

The subject 1919-1932 would be very difficult even with the likes of MW,CB,JS,KH yourself, probably impossible to do well without.

I don't think I could pick out a favorite rifle in your collection!
 
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