View Full Version : 1948 8mm 98 ?
03-13-2009, 04:25 PM
Hello- just given a 1948 8mm 98, below that is cal792 - p in box- r in box, below that made_ germany- it has a crest on top of recever,a sword and what i think is a scaber crossing- but the scaber has what looks to have a axe head on it, other side has the 1948- the 8 is real deep and other numbers are much lighter stuck, and has two "o" next to 8 also( one next to it and one above it) it has W1222 stamped in ever thing(must be SN#) wood was replaced by a sport model, but still has rear sights, any body got a idel what i got- im more in to US Carbines and kind in the dark on this one-thanks Roger
Your info is not clear to me. What is a scaber crossing? Can you do a picture of crest?
03-14-2009, 12:05 PM
Probably means the Guardia Civil crest----the Fasces looks like a scabbard, if one is unfamiliar with the fasces.
So it's going to be a La Coruna M43 and the "made_germany" is a fantasy/marketing device.
The one I photographed is also a "W" prefix, by the way.
03-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Kinko your Pic is the same as my, is the guardia civil crest on all Post war 98? Thanks i didn't know what the right name for the fasces (still don't know what it means but at least know the name) LaCoruna M 43 is the name of maker and model ? did this rifle use any war years part or was it all post years parts, and did it have a strate bolt? my has been heated and bent down, just woundering- thanks for the info-Roger
03-14-2009, 10:32 PM
La Coruņa is the Spanish Arsenal where the rifle was made. It is a Modelo 1943, and uses a Mauser Model 98 action, made in Spain under license. It closely resembles the German K.98k, but is not identical.
The crest is the Falangist crest, a sword and the "fasces". The "fasces" in Roman times was the symbol of the consuls, showing their authority to punish lawbreakers. The fasces was a bundle of sticks, wrapped around an ax. The sticks symbolized the power to beat; the ax symbolized the power to execute. The sword indicates a defense of the Fascist (Franco) government. Mussolini adopted the fasces as his "Fascist" (from "fasces") symbol, and Franco got it from him.
03-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the history on this interesting rifle- Roger
The bundled sticks also symbolized the power of the people through their unity. The Roman Fasces was white birch rods around an Axe tied together with red ribbon.
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