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tmark
10-02-2011, 10:30 PM
I attended the Wings and Wheels event in Delaware this weekend. The displays included vintage airplanes and a variety of WWII fighters and bombers as well as antique and modern automobiles.

WWII re-enactors had an encampment set up. In one tent they displayed a variety of German weapons. One was a pristine K98 given to them for display purposes from a man whose dad got it from a German arms factory at the end of WWII still in cosmoline. It is all correct and quite collectable. Needless to say, my mouth watered! "Bring-Backs" are out there!

nickg
10-02-2011, 10:43 PM
I just picked up a JP sauer 100% matching bringback for 350 locally...yea they are out there.

Calif-Steve
10-03-2011, 10:01 AM
One of my buddies was a very young physician assigned to an Army Hospital during 1944/45. As the war ended they moved into a German city and set up for business. There was a German arms factory just down the road and the Americans drove over for a look. They found piles of foreign workers hanging around, very hungry. They agreed to run the assemblt line if the Americans agreed to feed them. A deal was struck and they got fed. My buddy said the workers moved parts by wheelbarrows and assembled over 500 pistols. My buddy still has his.

Mark1
10-04-2011, 10:27 AM
I picked up two all matching bring backs at an estate auction with the papers 3 or 4 years ago. I think I paid $250 each. Have since sold them. The offer was to good to pass up.

T308
10-04-2011, 04:24 PM
One was a pristine K98 given to them for display purposes from a man whose dad got it from a German arms factory at the end of WWII still in cosmoline. It is all correct and quite collectable. Needless to say, my mouth watered! "Bring-Backs" are out there!

From a German arms factory in cosmoline? Surely not.

armyinfantry11b
10-04-2011, 08:50 PM
The local pawn shop that I buy alot of my WWII rifles and such from had a all original K98 a few weeks ago, that bubba got ahold of. He drilled and tapped it and totally ruined a rifle I would loved to have bought, as it is, it is still sitting there gathering dust. I hate bubba.....

tmark
10-04-2011, 09:50 PM
From a German arms factory in cosmoline? Surely not.
Why surely not? Please explain.

VintageGunMan
10-04-2011, 10:20 PM
Why surely not? Please explain.

Not sure but I assume the Germans never put their K98 rifles in cosmoline they needed every gun they could get to defend the the stupid reich.

Vandy58
10-05-2011, 01:04 AM
I just picked up a JP sauer 100% matching bringback for 350 locally...yea they are out there.

Um if you come by another one of those please let me know. I will pay a finders fee!!! :D

T308
10-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Why surely not? Please explain.

As above, they weren't setting them up for long term storage at the end of the war.

One of my bolt mismatch K98s came encased in cosmo and was represented as "right from the factory". Needless to say as a mismatch it wasn't right from the factory and the cosmo was added by the soldier who brought it back.

Jsko
10-05-2011, 11:07 AM
I picked up two all matching bring backs at an estate auction with the papers 3 or 4 years ago. I think I paid $250 each. Have since sold them. The offer was to good to pass up.

Yea, I picked up a 100% Matching BNZ45 at auction early this year for $450. I always look locally, not as much competition as gunbroker or a firearm auction site.

nickg
10-05-2011, 11:25 AM
Exactly, here in NJ, as the greatest generation passes on, the kids (who have been socialized in nj's anti gun culture) are taking them to gun buybacks and getting $25-100 for these treasures. One buddy took in several Lugers and k98 's. He got a g43 as well, all bring backs, all got destroyed
Sad, my matching k98(w sling) was found by a cleaning company and was dropped at the local gunshop . I happened to be there. I got a matching k98 and an eddystone 1917 for 500 total cost. The 1917 needs the upper hand guards, but is in original condition otherwise. K98 is as nice as you will find for an original


Go on the k98 board, I posted pictures of it. I did very well on it

Jsko
10-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Exactly, here in NJ, as the greatest generation passes on, the kids (who have been socialized in nj's anti gun culture) are taking them to gun buybacks and getting $25-100 for these treasures. One buddy took in several Lugers and k98 's. He got a g43 as well, all bring backs, all got destroyed
Sad, my matching k98(w sling) was found by a cleaning company and was dropped at the local gunshop . I happened to be there. I got a matching k98 and an eddystone 1917 for 500 total cost. The 1917 needs the upper hand guards, but is in original condition otherwise. K98 is as nice as you will find for an original

My friend was at a gun buy back to get some money for some junk guns. The guy in front of him had a few rifles wrapped up, and a pistol. Ended up being 2 K98s and a Luger brought back by his father......destroyed. His wife wanted them out of the house. He couldn't talk the guy into selling them to him.

I am always trying to keep an eye out for matching k98's, especially the late war models.

Caesar1
10-05-2011, 11:40 AM
I need pics of these matching $300 k98's !!!!:o

nickg
10-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Mine is late war 1943
Here is a link to the pictures
http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?3012-my-first-post-I-just-got-a-1943-CE-98k

Caesar1
10-05-2011, 11:52 AM
nice!!

nickg
10-05-2011, 12:00 PM
here are some pictures
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/1...ofdscf1289.jpg
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6...ofdscf1288.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/696...ofdscf1287.jpg
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3...ofdscf1285.jpg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4...ofdscf1284.jpg
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6663/dscf1277zi.jpg









the stock is numbered in the channels

Jsko
10-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Here is a album of my bnz45. It did have a coat of varnish on it, but mrfarb showed me a technique that worked very well in removing it without damaging the wood.

http://s1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/jsko/bnz%2045/

nickg
10-05-2011, 12:35 PM
Nice, that is a kriegsmodell right?

Jsko
10-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Nice, that is a kriegsmodell right?

Yes it is.

Also have a byf45 semi kriegsmodell.

hammonje
10-05-2011, 12:41 PM
mrfarb showed me a technique that worked very well in removing it without damaging the wood.


I use denatured alcohol. Works for shellac...what did you use to remove the varnish????

Jsko
10-05-2011, 12:53 PM
Sent you a PM

Milsurp Collector
10-05-2011, 01:53 PM
I got this all-matching byf43 with a walnut stock for $460 on Gunbroker.com a couple of years ago. It was overlooked because it was in neglected condition.

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/34b8d218.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt337/milsurp_collector/e54f79af.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/11spoh1.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/2pri3dg.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/30cxfcz.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2h74c3c.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/50486o.jpg

T308
10-05-2011, 02:31 PM
Quality.

Vandy58
10-05-2011, 03:41 PM
I really want a k98 :(

Milsurp Collector
10-05-2011, 03:51 PM
I really want a k98 :(

Here you go http://www.allans-armory.com/aaresult.php?PageId=45

Those are reasonably-priced Russian Capture (RC) K98k's.

hammonje
10-05-2011, 05:11 PM
One of mine...

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc6/hammonje/S42%20Mauser/S42k98_0002_2.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc6/hammonje/S42%20Mauser/S42k98_0003.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc6/hammonje/S42%20Mauser/S42k98_0001.jpg

Jsko
10-05-2011, 05:29 PM
I really want a k98 :(

They are great rifles, I am up to 4. Might be selling the 2 RC's to make some room for others.

DWarner
10-05-2011, 06:59 PM
I've had the Mauser itch for a few years now. I had to get every year MO from 1933-1945. But, it didn't stop there...

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i407/VaunWarner/IMG_3891.jpg
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i407/VaunWarner/IMG_3890.jpg
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i407/VaunWarner/IMG_4283.jpg

tmark
10-05-2011, 10:21 PM
Here is a album of my bnz45. It did have a coat of varnish on it, but mrfarb showed me a technique that worked very well in removing it without damaging the wood.

http://s1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/jsko/bnz%2045/

I'd be interested in knowing that technique to remove varnish from my Remington Model 1917. I would be grateful.

CenterMass
10-06-2011, 07:09 AM
For my birthday, my father picked up a K98 for me at a local auction. Paid $125!

All matching, K98k re-work from GEW98 with SS and totenkopf. still has the skull stamp on the grip. By far my most valuable rifle. The stock does have some varnish on it that is kinda ugly, but it's probably why the stock markings were protected all these years.

tazaroo
10-06-2011, 07:28 AM
Not sure but I assume the Germans never put their K98 rifles in cosmoline they needed every gun they could get to defend the the stupid reich.

Absolutely correct. Any brand new K98k's that were liberated in 1945 from any of the manufacturers were bone dry.