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Rifles => GEW 98 Rifle => Topic started by: konopka on September 10, 2014, 06:51:25 AM

Title: Kar98b "S28" version with SS-TV marking
Post by: konopka on September 10, 2014, 06:51:25 AM
Hi everybody,
What do you think of this - IMO very rare - Mauser Kar98b (very early "S28" version with blank receiver and S28 marking on several parts, same serial number on every parts, blank bolt but with light matching (hand)numbering?) with "SS-TV" marking under the barrel? I think it has been somehow "rechambered" in a 8x54 S caliber, turning the barrel so that the SS-TV marking, once just visible above the wood, is now on the lower part of it - and so invisible. The french deactivation (AN + crown marking)  :'( made the "V" disappear  >:(
Do you think this SS marking could be genuine (I never saw such one on a gun)?
Thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts  :) (http://illiweb.com/fa/empty.gif)
(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dscf7719.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=417&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dscf7720.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=418&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00917.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=419&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00918.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=420&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00919.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=421&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00920.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=422&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00810.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=423&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00710.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=424&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00921.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=425&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00922.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=426&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00811.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=427&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00923.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=428&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00924.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=429&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00925.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=430&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00812.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=431&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/54113810.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=432&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00822.jpg) (http://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=482&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00823.jpg) (http://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=483&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00824.jpg) (http://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=484&u=18605401)

This particular specimen appears in "Karabiner 98k Volume 1: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle up to 1938" by Michael Steves and Bruce Karem (N182a with "h" and 3 "O" with crown), but without any mention of the SS marking:

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/kar98b10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=448&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00927.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=449&u=18605401)

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/60/54/01/dsc00928.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=450&u=18605401)
Title: Re: Kar98b "S28" version with SS-TV marking
Post by: jcorl on August 19, 2015, 11:15:21 AM
Great photos, with an interesting rifle.  I wish I had the answers for your questions.  I would love to have that rifle.  It looks like a real keeper to me.   Thanks for posting photos of it. 
Jim
Title: Re: Kar98b "S28" version with SS-TV marking
Post by: JohnS3 on March 19, 2016, 09:58:53 PM
Yes it's a very interesting rifle and thread. It's a shame that it was deactivated. I thank God and our country's founders that we have the right to bear arms. Thanks for posting.
Best regards,
John