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Nazi Mauser help needed.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SaxonPig, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

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    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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  2. paintballdude902

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    check gunbroker for the bayonet

    are the marks intact?
     
  3. SaxonPig

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    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)?
     
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    If you don't mind me asking how much did you pick it up for?
     
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    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.
     
  6. SaxonPig

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    Paid $265.

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

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    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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    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
     
  9. SaxonPig

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    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.
     
  10. Nugilum

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    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. :eek:
     
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    The original German bayonet for the K98k did not have a ring, so it looks quite differently.
     
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    yeah it's a yugo bayonet for the M24/47 and the M48 series. It will fitt a K98k however
     
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    Saxonpig,

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

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    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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