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    What do I have here?

    I recently acquired this through a trade and i am unsure what it is. I am pretty sure it is german. That part is clear. But there are no manufacture marks on it. All the numbers match even the stock and the mag floorplate. The proof marks all exist, including the little eagle ones with a number 26 under them. There is a strange screw on sight hood that looks a old as the rifle. It is in really nice condition and has a perfect bore. I couldent get a proper picture of the bore. The one i have shows shadows but believe be there are absolutely no marks. I fired 6 shots from it today and at 100 yards it is hitting am 8 inch pie plate off hand each time. I am happy with this rifle as far as rifles go but i want to know exactly what it is.

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    I could be wrong but that looks like something that was made up from parts, the reciever is WWI era, the front sight protector is czech, the front barrel band is from a late k98, as is the stock (they also filled in the firing pin take down hole in the buttplate) although the matching bolt has me puzzled
    "I didn't even expect him to come up here, thinking it was that sweet. Thinking it's that candy land like that," White said. "He wanted to pickpocket everybody. But people out here, they weren't going for none of that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    I could be wrong but that looks like something that was made up from parts, the reciever is WWI era, the front sight protector is czech, the front barrel band is from a late k98, as is the stock (they also filled in the firing pin take down hole in the buttplate) although the matching bolt has me puzzled
    what has me puzzled is that all the numbers match...
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    I'm fairly certain those are polish eagle proof marks, but i haven't been able to find a polish mauser that looks like that
    "I didn't even expect him to come up here, thinking it was that sweet. Thinking it's that candy land like that," White said. "He wanted to pickpocket everybody. But people out here, they weren't going for none of that."

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    I don't know shit about Mausers....but I think she looks good!
    Here's to pussy and gunpowder. One to live for, the other to die by.....Goddamn though, I do love the smell of 'em both !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    I could be wrong but that looks like something that was made up from parts, the reciever is WWI era, the front sight protector is czech, the front barrel band is from a late k98, as is the stock (they also filled in the firing pin take down hole in the buttplate) although the matching bolt has me puzzled
    That's my take on it as well. It is a hodge-podge of different era parts. It has Imperal eagles, pre Nazi Germany. The receiver has been ground. The front sight shield is definitely Czech off a VZ24. Had one like it. The front barrel band is late war stamped sheet metal, the rear band is milled though crudely. The stock is a K98k type, GEW98 references a WW1 version of the Mauser rifle used by the Germans.

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    What do I have here?

    But who would have done this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rci2950 View Post
    But who would have done this?
    No way to tell for sure. Could of been done in Canada, could of been done near the end of WWII to convert an old WWI weapon to the shorter K98k length. Could of been done by the Turks, though they usually had the long GEW type rifles. Turned them into M38 Turks. More I think about it the more I think it was probably done in Germany near the end of the war and possibly in the Czechoslovakia possibly by conscript labor. If you take the front sight hood off, is there a slot on each side of the front sight base. If so then it is a German front sight that just has a VZ front sight hood placed on it.
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    ah frig

    to the auction block it goes.

    I give up.
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    why? that thing would be an awesome shooter. If it didn't have to involve some sort of smuggling operation I'd offer to buy it from you.
    "I didn't even expect him to come up here, thinking it was that sweet. Thinking it's that candy land like that," White said. "He wanted to pickpocket everybody. But people out here, they weren't going for none of that."

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    We careered round and round for perhaps an hour, flying rather than floating, getting gradually more and more into the middle of the surge, and then nearer and nearer to its horrible inner edge.
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    Then Use the motherfucking PURPLE ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    why? that thing would be an awesome shooter. If it didn't have to involve some sort of smuggling operation I'd offer to buy it from you.
    how bout it.. too damn bad he's in canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan1983 View Post
    I don't know shit about Mausers....but I think she looks good!
    Same here I think it looks like a great rifle even if no one here knows exactly what it is yet.
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    Lightbulb

    This image I tracked the 3 markings of the imperial eagle, the crown and the "U" to Wilhelm-Gustloff-Werke, Weimar . If so it might of been marked BCD on the receiver ring that has been ground down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Keller View Post
    how bout it.. too damn bad he's in canada.
    where there's a will there's a way



    HEY RCI, how long till those guys get out of jail again?

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    if it shoots good it is a keeper. The rifle is unique.
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    What do I have here?

    Yes it definitely shoots good and is cosmetically almost perfect.

    Your right.

    Why jump to conclusions. I always do that and end up regretting selling something later.
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    What do I have here?

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    where there's a will there's a way



    HEY RCI, how long till those guys get out of jail again?
    They are currently working on something new. Interestingly enough I could see the old filming site if i walked a few hundred yards from my house. The old site was completely cleaned up and i don't know where they are filming now but something is in the mix.

    And to answer the question people are wondering. Yes people around here act like that.
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    An orgy of Mauser Parts + stock = rifle Oh by the way the safety is forced matched to rifle....electro penciled from Russia with love.

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