Fatherandersonthepaladin· Copper Bullet member
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Ok, here are some questions for the K98 gurus in the forums. I am saving up about $350 for a decent German or RC K98 at the gunshow in January. Now what should I be looking for in a K98 when I go to buy it (Besides the obvious correct parts and other things)? I have very minimal experience with them, only being able to identify the Totenkopf mark and the BNZ code, as well as knowing the difference between German used, Russian Captured, and foreign contract examples. Other than that, my knowledge is very limited. Is there any specific factory that made better quality recievers than the others (other than BNZ of course)? What factory marks would be the best ones to find, even in an RC? How about barrel strength, were any of the barrels considered better quality than the others? What years should I be looking for to get the best value for my money? Finally, what in God's good name is a sight hood, or a retaining screw? I've seen companies often saying they don't include them, but I have not the faintest idea what they are and why I would need them. I'm sorry for all the questions, but like I said, all I know about these is that they were German rifles from WW2, chambered for 7.92mm, and are very reliable. Thanks in advance for any help yall.