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    Newer posts of interest / FAQs

    Zf.41 site
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=145373

    Sling sites
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=145166

    Sling educator link: German pre and WWII sling thread
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?162888

    Captured Weapon Designations
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=132317

    Capture Documents amp Reproduction Recognition
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?181561
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?111886
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?181523

    Sling and leather care in German army
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=130177

    Reading WWII German Ammo Box Labels
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=129515

    Repairing a "duffle cut" (pics)
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=4615

    Protectant lubes / Corrosion testing
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=126001

    Fraktur letter fonts
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=78181

    "j" suffix in serial numbers?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=29529

    K98k Production Facilities Map
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=75487

    What's that "hole" for in the K98k buttstock?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=131837

    New book on productions code etc.
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?115614

    Folks I dont know how long the "old boards" will last, so download all the below data before it's gone!!!!...
    A lot of good info here! BAF

    9-17-2007
    Ok...............I spent a bunch of time copy/pasting/transfering photo's to save this info gent's(dial up!)--
    I hope it will help you in your collecting...Although the format is not as easy to read--it's saved!

    BAF





    Originally posted by Bob in Ohio
    New collectors to the Model 98 or K98k (German WWII Mauser) are always faced with a daunting task with scrips and scraps of information. These forums have numerous questions that get recycled. Here's an attempt to address some of the fundamental and FAQs that new collectors might be asking. I hope it helps...


    FAQs…

    1) Where do I find information on those codes, waffenamts, production, and subcontractors?
    http://home.scarlet.be/p.colmant/german-codes.htm
    http://bobinohio.com

    2) What is the best book on the WWII Mauser?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=1786
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?p=8608

    3) How do I refinish a RC and are they collectable?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2487
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2488
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2489
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2491

    4) What’s the white lettering I see on the markings?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2494
    http://www.memorableplaces.com/m1gar...ettering1.html

    5) What length cleaning rod do I need?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2496

    6) I screwed up my bolt (decocked it). Help me!!
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2498

    7) How do I disassemble the bolt?
    http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting...mbly/index.asp

    8) What do you think about Mitchell’s Mauser?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2500
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2501
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2503
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2504

    9) What ammo do I use in my K98 and what about safety?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2505
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2506
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2507
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2508

    10) Are K98s Faked and are their deceptive practices in this hobby?

    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2519
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2520
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2526
    http://www.latewar.com/html/fake1.htm

    11) Information about Death heads/ SS marked and scrubbed receiver guns RC debate
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2530


    12)How do I know if the stock has the original finish?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2533

    13) Tell me something about original slings?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2539
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2550

    14) How do I install a sling?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2551

    15) Which is the best or favorite or preference in a K98?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2552
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2553
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2556

    16) What’s a duffle cut?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2557
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2558

    17) Are these rifles considered an investment?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2559

    18) How do I successfully photograph rifles?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2562

    19) How do I clean/preserve my rifle?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2563

    20) Why did the Germans number all those parts down to the screws in some early guns?
    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=2564

    21) Is there any ammo information?

    Well, German ammo is 8mm x 57mm. Ammo came 15 rds per box and some were on stripper clips and others were loose.

    http://users.swing.be/sw017995/german-codes.htm
    http://users.swing.be/sw017995/germa...lating%20firms
    http://users.swing.be/sw017995/792color.htm
    Last edited by boltactionsforever; 03-29-2011 at 09:48 AM.

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