Nazi Mauser help needed.


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SaxonPig
January 8, 2010, 10:55 PM
I wanted to have a complete and original WW II issue M98. I picked up this one cheap and of course it was missing the sight hood and capture screws. I had these in my Box of Parts (note the capitalization) but the cleaning rod is still awol and I think I would like to find a bayonet to display with it.

Can someone tell me which rod I need? I think I have seen descriptions of 10" and 12" and I have no idea what I need. Also, any sources for bayonets?


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paintballdude902
January 8, 2010, 10:59 PM
check gunbroker for the bayonet

are the marks intact?

SaxonPig
January 8, 2010, 11:27 PM
Yes, all the markings are still in place. That's what I wanted.

I was just over at GB and there are numerous rods and bayonets offered but still not sure which I need. Are all the WW II M98 bayonets the same (as far as fitting the rifle)?

Dr.Mall Ninja
January 8, 2010, 11:56 PM
If you don't mind me asking how much did you pick it up for?

rugbyer81
January 8, 2010, 11:59 PM
You should take a wire clothes hanger or something to measure for the cleaning rod length. I have a flat buttplate stock like yours, and my K98 takes a 10in rod. It comes to about the middle of the front sight underneath the barrel, so if you measure 10in to that point then you know that is your length, if not then you use the 12.5in one. My bet is yours is 10in.

SaxonPig
January 9, 2010, 10:31 AM
Paid $265.

Thanks for the coat hanger tip. Didn't think about simply measuring it.

SaxonPig
January 9, 2010, 02:51 PM
I went digging around in my 40 years of accumulated stuff and found what looks to me like an M98 bayonet. The handle is wood and the blade is 10” long with some writing that may Czech or Polish or something. I copied it below. Can anyone recognize it?


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navyretired 1
January 9, 2010, 03:10 PM
The letters are very likely russian. All the letters match up except small case h with cross bar. Could it be a small case b with bar, then all would match.
You can find Russian alphabet at .762x54.com

SaxonPig
January 9, 2010, 04:11 PM
Thanks. That was the lead I needed.

It's Serbian not Russian. Apparently the languages are very, very close. That is definitely an h with a bar. In Russian in would be a b as you suggested.

It says PREDUZECE 44 or literally "factory 44" which is where 98s were reconditioned after the war. Apparently it is also where 98 bayonets were manufactured.

It's not exactly correct for my 1941 Berlin-Luebecker Maschinenfabriken but it will do display purposes.

Nugilum
January 9, 2010, 04:14 PM
Looks like a Yugo bayonet. Even though they have medium length receivers, the bayonets work just fine on the Germans. ;)

My bad, it is Serbia. :o

PzGren
January 10, 2010, 01:23 AM
It's not exactly correct for my 1941 Berlin-Luebecker Maschinenfabriken but it will do display purposes.

The original German bayonet for the K98k did not have a ring, so it looks quite differently.

gun addict
January 10, 2010, 01:42 AM
yeah it's a yugo bayonet for the M24/47 and the M48 series. It will fitt a K98k however

Mr_Pale_Horse
January 10, 2010, 08:47 AM
Saxonpig,

Your Cyrillic (Yugo/Serbian) word is "Preduzece", which translates to "Establishment", likely Establishment 44, which overtime became Zastava Industrial Group.

SaxonPig
January 10, 2010, 10:06 AM
No ring? I would think it would be far less securely attached without one. Usually Germans over-engineer everything.

OK, it's clearly incorrect and maybe 1 out 500 people would realize it. :cool:

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