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Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:39 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
I recently bought my first and only all matching k98 from my good friend Dave for $2000.00. It was sent via mail from Germany by a veteran in 1945 who recently passed away in Duluth, MN. The rifle is in like new condition. It retains 98% of it's original finish with only a few corrosion spots from age, and no residue of any kind was found within the reciever or barrel (probably unfired since proof testing). Aside from a dent under the forearm (looks like from banging against another rifle barrel), some corrosion spots pushing the red primer off a couple areas on the inside surface of the buttplate, some scratches and bluing worn off the sight hood, and some phosphate wear to the bolt from the bolt being worked, the gun appears like new. It's impossible for a rifle to be completely blemish free after 64 years under ordinary storage conditions. The waffenamt on the right side of the stock is hard to see only because the stamped area has not accumulated dirt or oil, so there is no contrast, making it tough to see in detail. The wood is not sanded smooth, and retains a fresh cut texture and displays the stock cutting tooling marks. Minimal handling scratches and finish wear. Original sling has an unexplained 1-1/2" long knife cut extending from the third keeper hole. A rare glimpse at an almost untouched late war rifle off the production line.

Features are as follows:

-byf 44, all numbers matching
-SN 11836 L
-Upper barrel band stamped& welded, unnumbered
-Lower barrel band stamped, unnumbered
-Mill barrel band spring
-Chamber and bore as new, shiny, no apparent wear
-No wear on feedramp
-No SN stamped on stock or forearm guard
-Buttplate not stamped with SN or waffenamt
-Rear sight leaf unnumbered on bottom side
-Phosphates trigger guard, magazine, mag floorplate, bolt body, extractor, bolt shroud, cocking piece, magazine follower, stock crosslug and bayonet lug (not a Kriegsmodel)
-Stock has stain applied after rifle assembled, so wood is unstained under barrel bands and barrel band spring
-Unexplained greenish inked marking on wood on the stock under the barrel
-Unnumbered parts include mag follower, buttplate, rear sight parts, rear sight mount, barrel bands, stock & forearm guard, trigger parts, trigger guard & magazine screws
-Original cleaning rod, unmarked

k98 byf 44.jpg

k98 byf 44 flash on.jpg

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:47 am
by ppsh41
very nice :thumbs:

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:53 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
More pics

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:11 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Even more pics.

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:33 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
More pics!

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:44 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
Last batch.. *Whew!*

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:55 am
by Bil
Congratulations on the new 'baby'.as you know,finding ANYTHING in like new condition after that many years is amazing.Now stop0 taking it apart and getting fingerprints all over it!! :lol: Very nice! ---bil

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:21 pm
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
It's hard enough just not to drool on the parts!

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:20 pm
by gdmoore28
WOW! What a find.

Can I have it? :D

GeeDeeEmm

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:37 pm
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
maybe... it'll cost ya. :mrgreen:

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:40 am
by KMURPHY
that is AWESOME!!

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:09 pm
by Demontrooper
It must have been so much fun taking it apart. All original, and so clean as well! I have nightmares of removing cosmoline off of junk turkish mausers, only to reveal nothing special but a beat up old plinker.... Very nice gun Kurt!

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:17 pm
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
I've fought the cosmolene battle on a Turk Mauser and know exactly what you mean. This rifle was actually TOO clean, because there was no varnish coating on the interior wood surfaces to protect the wood from beginning to form cracks between the laminations from drying out. Actually shooting this rifle may cause the stock to split near the crosslug and at the magazine to reciever posts. In this regard, the regular old RC k98 may be in better condition for actually shooting.

Hey Demontrooper. Your wildest fantasies of converting a Cetme into a STG-44 have practically come true: They will soon import the BD-44 from Germany in .22 long rifle. If they HAD to change the calibre, why the HECK couldn't they choose 5.56mm for cripes sake?

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:52 pm
by PvtJoker
just... WOW! :shock: That's one FINE-looking rifle ya picked up, there. :photos:

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:03 am
by rocco1911
Oh my Gawd I need a cigarette after looking at those pics ;)

congrats on that makes my 98 look beat up in comparison :photos:

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:56 pm
by dwmmg08
Very nice! :photos:

Now if I could just find an 08 Maxim like that.... :mrgreen:

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:15 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
You guys are REALLY only finding this post NOW, after a year ?

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:51 am
by Bil
I am surprised too-I didn't think anyone read your posts-it must have been the pictures....... :? ---bil

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:04 pm
by rocco1911
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROTFL

Re: Lookee ---> Like new condition k98!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:17 pm
by noonxnoon
immaculate!

wish buying one of the $10 hand picked would yield something like that!

really nice, looks in excellent shape