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German Karbiner 98k by PLutonius German Karbiner 98k by PLutonius
This is a typical example of a Russian Capture (RC) German Kar98k. Very few matching numbers and a heck of alot of electro-penciled but still a fine example.
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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
How are the Russian captures? Are they in good condition? Don't care about collectability, only how good is it for shooting.
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PLutonius Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty good. Obviously not as good say a vet bring back K98. Expect electro-pencil forced matching by the russians and shellaced stocks. There may also be various capture markings on the reciever and some proof marks may be marked out. Functionally they are great!

Also, even though they are not the Crème de la crème they still are worth over 400 USD. Drill/Tapping the receiver or hacking the stock will result in significant decrease in value.
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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
That's all I needed to know. I could care less about collector's value, I just want a shooter in good shape.
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DELTAfox1994 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
This is a gorgeous firearm.
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maskedsmurf Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful weapon
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PetervonHesse Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
That is a really pretty Mauser. 
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FFDP-Korpiklaaniguy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
The K98K's are such beautiful rifles such as this one here
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mercenario1945 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh yeah, gunporn.....
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Spreewerke Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Your RC is in much better condition than mine (albeit lacking a cleaning rod). Did you happen to touch yours up a little bit, or did I just get the short end of the stick here?
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PLutonius Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don`t normally touch the stocks on my surplus rifles but I did removed the Russian shellac with mineral spirits and used Boiled Linseed Oil. Other than that, nothing.
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