Receiver "Mod 98" marking
I hope you folks don't mind a couple "newbie" questions, but I've looked everywhere I can think of but can't find the answers.
I picked up my first K98 yesterday, an RC in pretty decent shape - at least I think so. It's a laminated flat butt 1938 code 27 (ERMA) with a pretty low serial number and an absolutely mint bore. The WA's are not pinged, milled bands, and the usual parts are only very lightly EP'd. (It even had a sling, capture screws and a cleaning rod!) The previous owner said it's a teriffic shooter.
I'm perplexed, though, by the font of the "Mod 98" stamp on the reciever. I've never seen that in other pics of K98s. Is it just indicative of pre-war rifles? Also, is the lamnated flat-buttplate stock "correct" for a '38 ERMA? (I don't plan to change anything, I'm just curious.)
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