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KAR 98K Rifle / K98a Muzzle Cover
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:05:11 AM »
My K98a has an original WWI metal clamp-on muzzle cover, which has Crown over N proof mark and I'd like to get some idea of the value of just the cover.   Appreciate any assistance.

C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Approximate Production Dates for C96 Pistols
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:17:58 AM »

C96 Approximate Production Dates
(Does Not Apply for the 9mm "Red 9" Models)

Serial Number                        Years
1-2000                                  1897
2000-15000                           1898
20000-30000                         1899-1901 (Unknown Gap of 5000)
30000-40000                         1902-1903
40000-50000                         1904-1905
50000-82000                         1906-1911
82000-113000                       1912-1913
113000-153000                     1913
153000-180000                     1914
180000-360000                     1915-1916
360000-430000                     1917-1918
430000-434000                     1920
434000-730000                     1921-1930
730000-922000                     1930-1938

This data has been compiled from many sources and is to be considered to only APPROXIMATELY correct.

I thought there might be some interest is seeing my .22 Caliber conversion kit for 9mm Mauser Military Pistol. It appears to be a modern made kit. This is a conversion kit which will permit the shooting of .22 caliber short ammunition through a 9mm "Red Nine" Mauser Military pistol. It is device which make it into a single shot pistol where each .22 caliber round is placed into a shell holder and this is chamber and fired through the .22 caliber barrel insert. I have not tried it but I don't think the recoil energy from the .22 cal short round will have sufficient energy to compress the recoil spring used for the 9mm ammunition. That is reason why I think it is a single shot unit.  The device is still in its original factory box and appears to be unused. The pistol must be disassembled for the installation of the barrel insert as it is inserted from the chamber towards the muzzle. When installed, there is a special combination tool which is used to tighten the barrel insert to the 9mm barrel.  The .22 caliber short ammunition is loaded into shell holder and the rounds into the magazine. The special design of the base of the shell holder permits the firing of rim fire ammunition ina center fire pistol. I don't suspect any feeding problems as the shell holders are copies of the regular ammunition used in the pistol but I've never used it. There are a total of six shell holders.The markings inscribed on the barrel are:"Lothar Walther PTRD-7923 Konigsbronn 151Kal. .22 Short/9mm Para"The combination tool wrench which was used to tighten the barrel into the 9mm barrel can also be used for pushing out the expended cases from the shell holders. This kit comes in its original box with a cleaning brush.

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