• German K98 Stocks and Wood Types

    German K98 Stocks and Wood Types
    (Article and pictures by rcmauser)

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    Here's a pic that shows the laminations characteristics better:



    Top: Erma (Erfurt) 1940 (duffel cut)
    Middle: bcd 4 Gustloff-Werk
    Bottom: RC (unk)with Russian Shellac




    Observations: by MILSURPS.COM member "rcmauser"
    German K98 Stocks and Wood Types (click here)

    The pics above compare laminated and solid wood k98 stocks styles that you might find helpful.

    The first four pics are of laminated stocks. Laminated stocks are made from beech wood strips that are glued together similar to the plywood manufacturing process . These examples use the red glue in between the laminations. There is a white glue variation out there, also. Not as common as the red glue. You can see laminations and how the red glue is highlighted. The dark one is wearing the russian capture shellac.

    The second set of four show solid wood k98 stocks. The bottom stock is a post war solid beech wood Israeli stock... This style is sometimes confused with laminated stocks. .......... rcmauser



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