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battle damage Gewehr 88
« on: March 15, 2021, 10:31:17 AM »
at one point i had over 200 of these , im down to maybe 50 now , out of the arsenal i found a battle damaged example , it took a bullet right at the rear band , it breeched the shroud and the barrel itself as i can see light when siting the bore , i have never disassembled the rifle because i didnt want to dick with the originality of it , it was hanging on the wall of my gunroom for about 20 years , the last maintenance i decided to list it on GB and then got cold feet and yanked the auction early





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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 02:55:45 PM »
50 you say???????

By the way, that's cool as all gitout.
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 03:05:14 PM »
lol , yea thats probably more there than 50  isnt it ,LMAO !!! i was buying those things 20 at a time  , i had box's of bolts and coffee cans of bolt heads ,extractors , ejectors and sight slides , im almost completely out of bolts , maybe 8 or 10 left , no more heads except what i have on my personal rifles , and down to maybe 5 sight slides
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 03:10:52 PM »
Those are all old enough to be classed as antiques, right?
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 03:16:48 PM »
yup , they range from 1890 to 1895 , anything pre 1898 is antique , at one time i had half that shed packed with them
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 03:18:57 PM »
everyone said i was stupid , throwing my money away on them , i just laughed , paid $10 a piece for them , im selling them from $375 to $450 , whos stupid now
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 04:04:11 PM »
Hoo's stoopid?

Sorry brother, I couldn't resist......
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 04:14:40 PM »
Hoo's stoopid?

Sorry brother, I couldn't resist......

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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 04:45:15 PM »
ok that one busted me up
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 05:40:38 PM »
Definitely a cool one  8) The bullet perforated the jacket and barrel on both sides. That is quite remarkable. Bad day for the rifle, but possibly a lucky day for the owner if the rifle took the worst of it.

The only thing similar I have is the stock of a MAS 36 that probably encountered "Front Toward Enemy" side of a Claymore while in VC/NVA hands.




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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2021, 05:56:55 PM »
oh yea that one is a keeper too ,i like that one ,

my rifle had small chunks of shrapnel in the butt ,it cut me several times before i just tapped it in flush ,  i am so glad i came to my senses and decided to hang onto it
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2021, 05:58:55 PM »
i bet you could get a greased BB up that guys anus with a sledge hammer after taking a shot to the rifle like that
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2021, 06:03:59 PM »
Definitely a sphincter-contracting event  rofl

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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2021, 12:15:47 AM »
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2021, 03:56:44 AM »
Definitely a cool one  8) The bullet perforated the jacket and barrel on both sides. That is quite remarkable. Bad day for the rifle, but possibly a lucky day for the owner if the rifle took the worst of it.

The only thing similar I have is the stock of a MAS 36 that probably encountered "Front Toward Enemy" side of a Claymore while in VC/NVA hands.





I'm amazed that those swabs shot through the butt stock like that!  :o whistle12

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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2021, 10:54:00 AM »
Those aren't swabs, they're fleches from a miniature bow with a rubber band for a string, shot by miniature little men from Mars. rofl rofl rofl
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2021, 10:55:24 AM »
im thinking someone didnt recover from that one , thats allot of damage
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2021, 11:46:55 AM »
im thinking someone didnt recover from that one , thats allot of damage

You're likely correct. The former owner didn't need it anymore...

Pretty cool piece of history. Do you have any photo's of your "shrapnel butt"? :)
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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2021, 11:49:31 AM »
War is hell, plain and simple.. I have a few with damage, but these are the 2 worst, I'd say gruesome ones.

They look like normal Mosins.. but the solider carrying either of them, had a rough ending  :o



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Re: battle damage Gewehr 88
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2021, 12:06:39 PM »
Wow.
I feel like not in the cool battle damaged stuff club.
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