• 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



    Collector's Comments and Feedback:

    1. On some systems with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, after you click on images in the MKB to ENLARGE them, you may find they automatically size smaller in your browser's window making them hard to read. The auto sizing is your browser's way of keeping images entirely within the screen size you have set.

    If this happens, move your mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the pic and hold it there. You will see a small box open up with four arrows point outwards and it will say "Expand to Regular Size". Click this box and the pic will open up to it's normal size and you should now be able to read any text and make out small details in the pic. .....
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