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jeffshowell

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Chromed 1915 Danzig Gewehr 98
« on: February 09, 2015, 07:11:10 PM »
I recently took possession of the above Mauser, with virtually no wear anywhere, but chromed at some point after proofing.  My gunsmith thinks it might be a parade rifle.  It must have been brought home by a Doughboy, because there are no subsequent Reichswehr of Wehrmacht markings on it, which it certainly would have, had it been used in WWII.

Has anyone ever heard of a Gewehr 98 chromed at the factory, or by the Imperial Army (as opposed to chromed by the Doughboy who brought it home)?

Thanks!
JEff