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1906 Gem.98 Military Rifle
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:20:03 PM »
I have a 1906 8mm Mauser German Military rifle made in Oberndorf, metal tag Unit # 171.R.12.206. It has been in our family for the past 75+ years and it belonged to my grandmothers brother who fought in the Spanish American War and WW1. I inherited it in 1955.

The serial number is 4808. My question, the butt plate is marked 4808 and it also has 4 additional markings. The plate is also stamped with a "S" above the center mounting screw, above that is the number "5", and to the left of the center mounting screw is a "H"? There is also a Imperial German acceptance mark on the lower end of plate. I have never seen this on any other Mauser military weapon. Most butt plates only have the serial number.

What does the "5" stand for and what does the "H" stand for?