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Old 01-27-2012, 03:34 AM
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Super Duty. The DUV41 is not as rare (considering codes/years). I was referring to the DUV 1940. The year 1940 was a transition period for many manufacturers (including Berlin Lubecker) swapping over from number codes to letter codes (237 to DUV). While 1940 Berlin Lubeckers are not rare either, counting the 237 code, a DUV marked 1940 Lubecker is quite uncommon. I collect codes and need a 1940 DUV to complete my 1940 code collection.

That being said, Berlin Lubeckers are some of my favorite K98s. And my choice of words "not rare" above, is a bad choice. Lubecker was the third rarest overall maker. I am talking of codes, meaning 41/DUV or 40/DUV, 44/BYF ect

The production of Berlin Lubecker rifles numbered 879,333 rifles out of a total of 14,048,789 total K98s produced. In the year of 41, Lubecker made 179,291. It was actually lower than the 1940 production of 198,211 Lubecker rifles, but the vast majority of the 1940 rifles were marked 237 instead of DUV.

So a 1941 DUV code is around the 47th most rarest code out of around 76. Somewhere in that range. About 1.27% of the total production. The rarest code would be .025% and the most produced code would be 10.209%

Now looking at this another way, not by year codes, but by maker, Berlin Lubecker would be the third rarest overall maker-all years combined. They totaled 879,333 rifles over the course of total production. That is 6.359% That is number 7 out of 10 with the rarer makers being Erfurter Maschinenfabrik (ERMA), and of course Berlin-Suhler Waffen-und Fahrzeugwerke.

No I am not smart, but have been quoting Law's Backbone of the Wehrmacht, probably one of the best sources on the K98. I am sure like all reference books, it has it's flaws, but is probably one of the best sources out there.

See, I told y'all these things can be more fun than carbines and garands (running for cover now)
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:19 PM
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Nice looking rifles posted today, but they're all $400 and up. That's a site worth watching, though!
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:28 PM
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Finally got thru scored a 42 code,, not the one i wanted but i took what they had,,
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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Finally got thru scored a 42 code,, not the one i wanted but i took what they had,,
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:30 PM
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Nice looking rifles posted today, but they're all $400 and up. That's a site worth watching, though!


That's a good idea of a good price given that the import supply is/has been virtually dried up....maybe for good, as stated.
If anyone has an inkling, now's the time.

I'm glad I horded up back when, seeing these prices. They are history.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:36 PM
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That's a good idea of a good price given that the import supply is/has been virtually dried up....maybe for good, as stated.
If anyone has an inkling, now's the time.

I'm glad I horded up back when, seeing these prices. They are history.
Ive still got 2 RC's that i bought back in the 90s sold off several others ,, the 2 ive got are nice and clean,, hoping this one is as nice, i find it hard to believ that Russia has actually sold off the vast numbers that they captured, im thinking maybe some more will show up, but the days of the 150$ rifles are gone
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:10 PM
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Finally got thru scored a 42 code,, not the one i wanted but i took what they had,,
Glad you got yours Deputy, I grabbed the 1937 S/42.
Not well educated in these at all, but I've wanted a good condition shooter for a few years. Compared to the shot out, peened junk around lately, this ought to be a keeper.
Didnt care about them when they were cheap back in the day, so now I gotta pay!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:17 PM
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Glad you got yours Deputy, I grabbed the 1937 S/42.
Not well educated in these at all, but I've wanted a good condition shooter for a few years. Compared to the shot out, peened junk around lately, this ought to be a keeper.
Didnt care about them when they were cheap back in the day, so now I gotta pay!


Great job. These ARE great shooters, trust me. Now just to find some 8mm ammo!!! Commercial loads work fine.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:34 PM
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Wow, just getting up after fighting a kidney stone into the wee hours of the morning, so I missed these things. I sure would have been on top of the dual code, and though I have one, that bSw is the rarest year by the rarest maker. They all look pretty good though.

Let me say this, in the last few months I have bought a BCD44, BNZ 42, 1940 660, 38 S42, and all were under 300 except I paid a premium for the 660 (350 shipped). So deals are still out there.

Here is a guys second post in over a month thrying to sell about 12 k98s at 325
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...-my-collection
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:45 PM
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Nice summary to help all determine relative rarity:

http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/vie...p?f=88&t=42376
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