BDL Ltd.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 1934 K98 Mauser Banner D.R.P.

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member GjM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last On
    04-25-2019 @ 09:14 AM
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    3
    Local Date
    09-16-2019
    Local Time
    04:55 AM

    1934 K98 Mauser Banner D.R.P.

    Hello,

    New member looking to make an informed decision as to whether to restore or sell this Mauser, any input would be appreciated.

    This piece, an Arisakaicon and a 1921 M&P P.08 were part of an inheritance which I purchased from the Daughter of the collector. There is no story she was able to give only to say when asked that her Father was in WWII but she knew not his rank nor where he was stationed.

    The Mauser is all matching including the D.R.P. stock which has been "Sporterized". It has Lyman front and rear sights, the rear peep has been tapped into the receiver. The original rear sight is missing. The bore is clear with deep lands and grooves, I was only able to run a patch through and can see it needs to be brushed properly.
    I cannot see any brazing or silver solder securing the front sight, I did not try to remove it so cannot say if it's only slipped-on but that doesn't seem like the right thing anyone, especially in the fifties would have done. The barrel has not been cut.

    I tried to take the best photos I could but found rifles difficult to capture.

    Thank you for taking the time to view this. I am very much looking forward to reading everyone's opinions and I will answer any questions posted, please know I am not versed in long guns.

    Regards,
    Gary
    Attached Images
    Last edited by GjM; 04-03-2019 at 02:48 PM.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire We specialise in military utensils and artefacts such as helmets, daggers, medals and badges, etc.  The on-line store is intended for personal browsing and searching of collecting objects. All items are provided historical value only and can be used for home collection or other purposes except of fascism, Nazism or other extremism manifestation or its propaganda. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles We pride ourselves on being the new lowest price listing service, and the simplest to use. If you need to buy or sell collectible firearms or any firearm in your legal possession, then this is the place for you. If you’re a big collector clearing house, or other seller that could benefit from a Premium seller account, then we can also support you here at Gunonline.com. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Contributing Member Promo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last On
    Today @ 03:21 AM
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    1,328
    Local Date
    09-16-2019
    Local Time
    10:55 AM
    After some guessing and trials it appears that the marking in the cutout for the frog (of the sling) reads "DRP Ldsht" for "Deutsche Reichspost Landshut". Landshut is in Bavaria and nearby Munich.

    It is a big pity this rifle was sportered, it appears to have been in nearly unmolested condition since the DRP marked rifles generally did not see the heavy service military rifles at the front were facing. The front sight appears only to have been slided on and maybe glued or soldered in place (probably also screwed, maybe if you pull out the blade you'll see a screw right below it). The stock was cut at the very rear position and therefore can't be repaired rather invisible with a duffle cut (which is a huge pity, given the nice cartouche it has on the stock).

    On the one hand you have a rare rifle in very nice condition which would deserve to be restored, on the other hand so much was destroyed in sporterizing it that it never be what it originally was. Restoring it will take high effort and a very good gunsmith, and still you will only have a restored rifle. Plus it won't be matching again. I don't know how good you are at restoring nor how much time and patience you have in finding the correct parts, but if it was me I would rather sell the rifle.

    Maybe the guys over at k98kforum.com can give you a different input, but this is what I would do.

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Member GjM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last On
    04-25-2019 @ 09:14 AM
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    3
    Local Date
    09-16-2019
    Local Time
    04:55 AM
    Thread Starter
    Thank you for the information Promo, I appreciate it. -Gary


+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. 1934 Banner Mauser
    By krebin in forum Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-20-2013, 11:29 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-29-2012, 04:19 PM
  3. Mauser 1934 Banner
    By remi in forum Mauser Rifles
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 07:46 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts