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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Found an interesting G-98 over the weekend. The one I found is one most collectors would turn their noses up at, but advanced collectors get that it has its place in a collection because it tells a historic story. This Gewehr 98 was made for the Germans but clearly saw French service, the dead giveaway is seen in the second photo, the side cut out for a French Berthier style sling. This tells me the gun was either captured in combat or was part of reparation payments to France after WWI. The bore is quite nice and shiny, the crown is perfect. I had been wanting a nice WWI Mauser but unwilling to pay a fortune. This fits my collection of Mausers nicely, I already have a nice WWI era bayonet I have had since I was about 12 years old that fits perfectly, this is one I will enjoy shooting.

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Note side cut on stock for French sling.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 1:00 am 
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:43 pm 
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Well as it turns out the gun has more of a story to tell... I was poked and prodded by some folks on gunboards, its actually a commercial gun, in 8.15x46R mm also known as a Wehrmanns Gewehr. An odd 8mm round created to get around the treaty of Versailles, they are usually single shots to find a box fed Mauser done up this way is a rare bird indeed. I learn something new every day.

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread. ... some-point


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