View Full Version : Picture heavy thread (My GEW98 was feeling lonely)
04-17-2010, 06:58 PM
Poor old Gew98's been feeling neglected so I thought I'd let it out to "play" at bit...
Rifle from the trenches. Not matching (front band, handguard, front action screw, and bolt sleeve- otherwise OK), but it's been in this configuration for a VERY long time.
GEW98s just don't get a lot of attention, so here goes!:D
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04-17-2010, 06:58 PM
04-17-2010, 06:59 PM
04-17-2010, 07:04 PM
The bore's "experienced", but it still shoots well. Need to excercise it a bit ,soon (in GOOD weather).
The cover really isn't all that awkward, and it surely seems to have protected the metal underneath.
04-20-2010, 12:59 AM
What can you say but WOW!!! What a beautiful old GEW98 that's got to have a lot of history. And also, it hasn't been molested and refinished. Very nice.
I have never seen the action cover like that before. Neat how it opens with the action. Does it allow ejection of the spent cartridge OK?
Thanks for sharing!!!
04-20-2010, 01:45 AM
The cover wasn't too popular for some reason, but, no, it doesn't interfere in any way with the working of the rifle. It's the only one I've seen as well, but it languished in a local gunshop for some time before I bought it 15-20 years ago.
Every one seems to get all excited about K98a's and all sorts of other odd Mausers, but I've always liked the basic infantry rifles of whatever nation.
05-05-2010, 09:17 PM
:super: I like your rifle.
I'm working on 4 mounts lower than this one right now. This one is a Mauser Oberndorf 1917. Came out of Turkey. Original barrel isn't bad. Shoots real good.
05-05-2010, 09:35 PM
Beautiful piece jmoore ... :super:
Since we're on the subject of GEW98's …
Here is photo album of a couple of items from my WW1 Mauser collection.
http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/germanservicerifles/1916spandaugew98/icons/DSC02387Medium.jpg(Click PIC to Enlarge)http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/germanservicerifles/1916spandaugew98/icons/DSC02347Medium.jpg
1916 Gewehr 98 Rifle (Mfg by Spandau) (click for more pics) (http://imageevent.com/badgerdog/germanservicerifles/1916spandaugew98)
By the way, that "Mud Cover" is very rare ….
http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/germanservicerifles/germanaccessories/ww1rifleactioncover/icons/DSC06686%20_Medium_.JPG(Click PIC to Enlarge)http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/germanservicerifles/germanaccessories/ww1rifleactioncover/icons/DSC06707%20_Medium_.JPG
1914-18 "Mud Cover" for action on Gew98 Rifle (click for more pics) (http://imageevent.com/badgerdog/germanservicerifles/germanaccessories/ww1rifleactioncover)
05-05-2010, 10:24 PM
That is really a nice G98! The trigger guard screws aren't even boogered.
I'll post some pics of mine next few days. This is the rifle that shortened a couple of my great-uncles' lives.
05-06-2010, 12:50 AM
The more the merrier, I reckon!
Mr. Norstog, a great-uncle of mine was killed by gas whilst serving in a machinegun crew w/ the AEF.
05-06-2010, 03:47 PM
Wow, original WWI trench vet. Not common at all! Wow.
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