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Meanwhile, here's a couple that haven't been upgraded....

#1 - Tehran Arsenal, license-built from Brno, so-called Persian Mauser - mint, with serial-number matching bayonet.

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand #2 ditto, carbine, from Venezuela...

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Not forgetting the ultra-spiffy all-machined spring-loaded muzzle cap doodad....

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Good, eh?
 
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Nice looking sporter and looks like a solid bipod, I always wondered how a bipod would work on a non floated barrel.

Did you hook into the sling stud, or something else? Any decernable difference in impact pre and post install?
Red, I positioned it back from the sling hole as I still need to add a sling mount. I haven't had a chance to shot it yet post bipod but am hoping for some nicer weather soon.

Thanx for the compliment.

RR3
 

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Why So sad?
Some of use die a little inside when fine old, historic guns, are chopped up. "Sporterized" In our Dad's days it was common for guys to go through a bin of surplus arms from WWI and WWII @ $19.99, if that, and turn those fine old, but ugly maybe, guns into hunting rifles. And at a fraction of the cost of new! I have on my father made from a m17 around 1949. People know better now though. I'm assuming that Mauser was already modified when you got it? It's not uncommon NOW days for guys to get a sporterized antique and get the proper parts and give the gun it's original life back.
 
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Some of use die a little inside when fine old, historic guns, are chopped up. "Sporterized" In our Dad's days it was common for guys to go through a bin of surplus arms from WWI and WWII @ $19.99, if that, and turn those fine old, but ugly maybe, guns into hunting rifles. And at a fraction of the cost of new! People know better now though. I'm assuming that Mauser was already modified when you got it? It's not uncommon NOW days for guys to get a sporterized antique and get the proper parts and give the gun it's original life back.
I totally understand. I would had loved it to be all original but as you mentioned 'it is how I got it'. I look every now & again for original furniture that isn't (in my opinion) overpriced. Thx.
 

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Well, I'm pretty new to this game and can't tell from looking even. Looking at your Mauser I'd say whoever chopped it for a hunting rifle got a beautiful specimin to begin with. Did the deed to it, and then took very good care of it. The metal looks fantastic, from waht I can see.
All I know some about are the Swede Mausers, No 1 MK III Enfields, 03s and 03 A3s . So many cool old guns out there. You need years to soak in the knowledge we have here. Here's another forum for the old gun enthusiast with a TON of knowledge....
 
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Well, I'm pretty new to this game and can't tell from looking even. Looking at your Mauser I'd say whoever chopped it for a hunting rifle got a beautiful specimin to begin with. Did the deed to it, and then took very good care of it. The metal looks fantastic, from waht I can see.
All I know some about are the Swede Mausers, No 1 MK III Enfields, 03s and 03 A3s . So many cool old guns out there. You need years to soak in the knowledge we have here. Here's another forum for the old gun enthusiast with a TON of knowledge....
I am quite pleased with the condition and have only shot 5 rounds thru it for now.
 
Looks to be a VERY fine M98, and it wasn't bastardized too badly, it could be returned to as issued condition if you wanted to do it!

I'm split on the Sporters vs All original, I love both, and have both! While I would NEVER convert an original, I have no problems taking Sporters to the next level of cool! What you have here is a good base to work from, and could go ether way with it! Ether way, have fun and enjoy it as it was meant to be and then decide what to do with it!
 
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Looks to be a VERY fine M98, and it wasn't bastardized too badly, it could be returned to as issued condition if you wanted to do it!

I'm split on the Sporters vs All original, I love both, and have both! While I would NEVER convert an original, I have no problems taking Sporters to the next level of cool! What you have here is a good base to work from, and could go ether way with it! Ether way, have fun and enjoy it as it was meant to be and then decide what to do with it!
Isn't it actually a K98? The barrel is even stamped K98. Thx.
 

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M98 refers to Mauser Rifles of the 1898 pattern / Model
The "Mod.98" on your rifles's receiver reflects this...
Your rifle is a 98K ( K= Kurtz , German for Short )


While 98K is perhaps the more "correct" term for your rifle....M98 ain't wrong either.....
Andy
 

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