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Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« on: April 20, 2015, 02:45:46 PM »
  The longer I study WW2 weaponry, the more I appreciate the miracle required for a rifle to survive the war in nearly as-issued condition. Ironically, I find it a bigger miracle for the arms to survive the ages of civilian ownership too. Between sanding, scoping, varnishing, oven cleaner-ing, chopping, faking numbers and other baffling ethos and fading fancies of collectors/shooters past, it's no small wonder to still be able to find healthy, undicked Mausers. Tack that on to the oodles of captured, refurbished, parted out, defaced, renumbered, vandalized and otherwise ruined rifles pouring out of Russian, Yugoslavian, Romanian, and Turk arsenals, and it's easy to see divine intervention embodied in an original k98k. Nothing can better capture the political climate, masterful craftsmanship, entrepreneurial spirit of the firearm industry, and military ideology of the day better than an honest, unmolested k98k rifle.

  Here is one I snatched from the ether of Internetland. It's a prewar, Luftwaffe issue, late '38 Mauser from the Oberndorf plant, built just in time for the Phony War invasion of Poland. It's a true bolt mismatch in a striking walnut stock. I had a hell of a time trying to capture how beautiful the wood is on camera. Don't you love it when you pull a rifle out of the box, and immediately know it'll always stay with you?

As soon as I can finagle the Femaru away from Coinring, the Luftwaffe crew will be one step nearer completion.

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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 03:33:34 PM »
Wow!  8)  I can see where that one would have you breaking into refrains of "Edelweiss".  That rich reddish patina on the subtly tiger-striped walnut and the polished metal indicative of pre-war workmanship when the Germans had time to follow their cultural propensity for the finest workmanship, Gott in Himmel!  Nice score Kevin!  thumb1

Good points about the rarity of untouched examples.  Of course on the other side there is the matter of millions produced. It's amazing, in an unfortunate sense, that so many were worn out, destroyed, damaged, re-arsenaled, sporterized/bubba'd and humped.

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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 03:40:43 PM »
Think I seen one of these before...  does it have a large crest stsmped on the receiver?  What happened to all the shellac?   Previous owner must have been a bird hunter or an egg farmer with all those ducks/chickens carved in the stock.. whats that all about?

Shame it was never updated with new parts.  What did this one set ya back $338 to $372?
« Last Edit: April 20, 2015, 03:44:45 PM by Loose}{Cannon »
      
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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 03:47:51 PM »
Any way you can take a bunch of closeup pics so we can get a better idea what we are looking at?
      
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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 05:01:27 PM »
Blicero that's a real looker... thumb1 I'm beginning to think you could find an old shoe box in someones attic and pull a K98 out of it!!

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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 05:44:29 PM »
Kev, das ist eine schöne Mauser. Wissen Sie, wenn ich eins habe, es nur im Safe sitzen würde. Ich hoffe, Sie nehmen Sie ihn aus und geben Sie uns einen Angebot-Bericht. Hatte diese Antwort in deutscher Sprache zu tun, da es sich um eine authentische dirty bird Mauser.
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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 05:54:01 PM »
Wie viele Pizzen haben dieses Gewehr Kosten ? Cought Lassen Sie sich nicht den Verkauf Ihres Körpers auf die älteren Menschen bei der Lieferung von Bestellungen . Prostitution trägt einen $ 1500 Mindeststrafe und eine Nacht im Club gefüttert .
      
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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 06:44:40 PM »
That stock.. Nice  thumb1

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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 08:54:47 PM »
Ich wollte fragen, wieviel es kostet, aber dachte, dass ich nicht Antwort bekommen würde. Wette mehr als ein paar Pizza, das ist sicher.
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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2015, 05:49:56 PM »
Wie viele Pizzen haben dieses Gewehr Kosten ? Cought Lassen Sie sich nicht den Verkauf Ihres Körpers auf die älteren Menschen bei der Lieferung von Bestellungen . Prostitution trägt einen $ 1500 Mindeststrafe und eine Nacht im Club gefüttert .

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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2015, 05:54:05 PM »
Think I seen one of these before...  does it have a large crest stsmped on the receiver?  What happened to all the shellac?   Previous owner must have been a bird hunter or an egg farmer with all those ducks/chickens carved in the stock.. whats that all about?

Shame it was never updated with new parts.  What did this one set ya back $338 to $372?


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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2015, 06:35:33 PM »
 rofl

Sure is a purdy specimen Kev...   clap1
      
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Re: Instantly in love- Oberndorf k98k, Luftwaffe issue
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2015, 05:53:14 PM »
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