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  GUSTLOFF K98 FINALLY HERE!
« on: May 24, 2009, 20:32:13 PM » by oneshotbandit
Hi all........after several months waiting for the Italian export permits I finally got the blessed rifle in question and had some time to pamper it and take some detailed pictures and examine all the markings.

It is a Gustloff K98 made in 1940 and a Russian Capture, so at some point in time it was completely dismantled and put back from several pieces.....and painted in horrible Shellac.

Bolt is from a G33/40 carbine, firing pin from a sauer, bolt shroud from an Erma, some parts from pre 1940 Mausers and some from later WaA 655 marked byf mausers. 

Barrel, action and front sight belong to each other with same serial number and what is interesting is that the Russian armorer did not bother taking off the front sight hood so it kept the original Gustloff marked barrel bands!!!  Kiss

Since thre were no markings left on the wood I stripped off the Shellac finish with a blade and revealed a beautiful red glue laminate..........which I finished with 3 coats of Ballistol dark brown finish, one coat of Ballistol clear oil finish and finally waxed the whole stock and hand buffed it!  Cool

Look at the results!
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  Re: GUSTLOFF K98 FINALLY HERE!
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 20:38:08 PM » by oneshotbandit
Some of the original Gustloff markings.

WaA1 is the acceptance mark on major parts, WaA18 is the acceptance mark on sight parts and WaA14 on barrel parts.

'l' denote subcontracted parts by Astrawerke in Chemnitz (originally a typewriter factory) and the Ru barrel maker code is to date a mystery!
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  Re: GUSTLOFF K98 FINALLY HERE!
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 20:39:27 PM » by oneshotbandit
Some more!
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