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Russian Capture Mauser ID

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ray, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Ray

    Ray Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    NE Ohio
    I bought a Russian Capture Mauser as a Christmas presant for my son. I don't know much about Mausers and never heard of RC before I bought it, but was impressed with its excellent condition. It's a Waffen Werke Brünn made in 43.
    The NRA Mauser publicacation is not very helpful for identification purposes, so I decided to ask the people who know firearms here at THR. Your help is appreciated. :)

    This rifle has a 4 digit serial number. Is this possible?
    Below the serial number is stamped ii. What does this mean?
    The top of the barrel is stamped CE.
    What is the purpose of the hole in the stock just below the sling attachment?
    The reciever is stamped Mod. 98. How is this different from the designation K98?

    Did I get taken for paying $190? confused:

    Where is a good place to buy a cleaning rod and sling?

    thanks in advance
  2. telewinz

    telewinz Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I got one several months ago for $200 from AIM. Stock had a few dinks in it but the bore were great. The hole in the butt stock serves 2 functions. First it's an aid to re-assemble the bolt and second a rod was placed to secure the rifles during shippment (crate) and storage in the armory. Type kar98k for keyword and you will get all the info on german k98k's you ever wanted.
  3. Wyobuckaroo

    Wyobuckaroo Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    The one I have seen is pretty much as you say. German marks all intact. Also a Russian word on the left side of reciever. An old guy at the Ukranian Catholic church told me it ment either
    "reissued or refurbished" He told me they would send back a German rifle and some ammo with each wouned man. They would use that gun to replace a prison guard, or plant guards Russian gun and send the Russian gun back to the front.
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