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Well i have this g.33/40 mauser rifle and..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jon1996, Feb 16, 2004.

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  1. jon1996

    jon1996 Member

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    hello,
    a few months ago i posted about this rifle that i have had for a very long time, well i cleaned all the cosmoline off of it and asked a few questions here on the thr and found out that it is a very valuable rifle, well i just dont think i am gining it the respect it should have by sitting in the safe, so i want some ideas of how to really set it apart form my other old rifles, and how to keep it in the shape it is now,
    thanks,
    jon
     
  2. Bill Hook

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    Keep is sprayed with rust preventative oil and make sure it doesn't touch the other rifles in safe/closet, etc. Don't seal it in anything to trap moisture. Boiled Linseed Oil on stock

    This is a Swede M1894 carbine, right?
     
  3. M67

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    Gewehr 33/40 - Gebirgsjäger-Karabiner, short 98 Mauser issued to German mountain troops (Gebirgsjäger) from 1940 onwards, I think they were made in Czechoslovakia, probably CZ (?).

    I've never fired one, but the muzzle blast from an 8x57 with a barrel less than 20 inches is supposed to get your attention.

    jon, nice rifle... eh, carbine. Pictures?
     
  4. Bill Hook

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    Thanks. Interarms stamped 60s import swedes with weird hyphenated numbers that bear little relevance to the gun (insofar as I can tell) after scrubing the receiver ring. My confusion.
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    G33/40 is on a Czech Brno '98 pattern action but with small receiver ring and lightening cuts here, there, and yonder. The reason they are scarce in military form is because so many were sporterized for lightweight hunting rifles. Good catch.

    Yeah, there were a bunch of Swedes marked 33/50 by the importer, no relation to a real military model.
     
  6. Jim K

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    The G. 33/40 was a modified Czech Model 1933. It has a barrel length of only 19.29 inches vs 23.62 for the K98k. The Germans liked the little rifle and adopted it in 1940 (hence G. 33/40). They changed the sling attachment to the standard K98k system and added the cup buttplate and a steel plate on the left side of the butt so the rifle could be better used to help in climbing. The receiver was lightened by milling cuts in the sides, and by hollowing out the bolt knob.

    They are hard to come by in nice shape, partly because their smoothness and light weight made them desireable for "sporterizing."

    Jim
     
  7. Marko Kloos

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    They were also only made for three years, from 1940 to 1943, and only issued to the elite Gebirgsjaeger mountain troops.
     
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