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Thread: Is it German?

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    Yep, I'm still planning to come up there when it cools off. At the rate it's going, that might not be long. Still have those heavy .459 bullets I'd like to find a home for.

    I'll be checking with you to verify when y'all will be holding court....

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    The rifle was certainly built on a scrubbed WW1 Kar 98 A action. In some of the photos you can make out the typical carbine triggerguard, smaller, rounder and more forward than all other Mauser triggerguards. Note the distance from rear of bow to the screw, leaving something like a lower tang. The Kar 98 AZ was a complete redesign of the M98 Mauser. To make it as light and short as possible with a given barrel length and a minimum length of pull, it was given a small ring receiver and a slim, tapered barrel. To scrounge a few millimeters oal, a straighter trigger was added, the triggerguard positioned more forward and the pistolgrip shaped closer.

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    Again, I am appreciative of the insights from this group. It certainly is nice to have such a group available and this is the third old Mauser you have helped me with. As a follow-up, would anyone hazard a guess, based on the pictures and markings, as to when this rifle was put into it's present configuration?

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    Hook,
    That would have been 1922, the proof date is in June of that year. The military arsenal didn't apply proof marks; that doesn't mean they didn't proof test and inspect them. Unless there is a gunshow, someone will be there most every Saturday( maybe not the weekend Charlie's nephew Brandon gets married).

    Mike
    Last edited by mike ford; 09-05-2017 at 10:38 PM.

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    OK, wasn't sure of that. Ninety five years young....how cool is that.

    I'll be at a table this weekend at the Montgomery show. Drop by if you come.

    I will give you a warning before I show up in Lafayette.

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    We don't usually go to Montgomery, but it would be a great chance for Ala. GGCA members to meet, and a great chance to "show the flag". I don't think Jon could get you a banner in time.
    Mike

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    Sorry Mike, the show is NEXT weekend....the 16th and 17th.

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