WTS - K98k G-Date, K98k Repro Sniper, M1 Garand - Bay Area (No Shipping)

about 3 years ago
WTS - K98k G-Date, K98k Repro Sniper, M1 Garand - Bay Area (No Shipping)
Price
$1,145.00
Brand
BRNO
Seller
ZenMastaT
Available on
Cal Guns
Location
Oakland
Description

Make: S/243 (Mauser Borsigwalde)
Model: Kar98k
Caliber: 8mm Mauser
Location (city or county): Oakland
Price: $750
Will ship (Y/N): Not at this time
Other info: So the first one up I'm a little on the fence about selling. It's a G-date, which means manufactured in 1935, when the Germans were still being sly with the Versailles Treaty and stamping plausible deniability onto their guns K is the code for '34, G is the code for '35, they gave up the ruse in '36). Mauser Borsigwalde was located in Berlin and was one of the first factories to tool up for production of the new battle rifle - it's a no letter block serial which means first run of production, although apparently letter blocks for S/243s in 1935 are rare. So like as not, this was the 1,821st K98k made there. The bluing is excellent, better than any other K98k Ive owned. There's nitre blue on the bolt release for pete's sake! Just look!
The action is smoother than any other K98k I've handled as well, like butter. They just had more time during the depression to work on stuff like this and the production numbers were still low and fairly unhurried. Late war guns have a charm all their own, showing the exigencies of the crisis they were built under, but an early Mauser is a thing of beauty. Now for the bad. It's basically a mixmaster - the barrel and the sling band and the trigger guard match the receiver. Nothing else does. The bolt mostly matches itself except for the cocking piece. It also shoots to the left by a fair bit, not sure if the front sight simply needs to be drifted over or what. I didn't really want to take a hammer to it. On the other hand, the sling on it is original, as far as I can see ($100+ now themselves) and the front sight has some beautiful checkering on it. No front sight hood is correct for these early guns, there is no milled slot for one to go. It is missing a cleaning rod though. Capture screws are in place (check out the album below for that, and the action screws even have little WaffenAmts, how adorable. The stock doesn't match but it is the correct hardwood with a flat buttplate, and some barely visible WaAs (was likely sanded at some point). Overall a beautiful example of early Mauser work and a gun I am conflicted about selling.
More pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/ScHyl#19
Make: DOT (Waffen Werke Brunn)
Model: Kar98k
Caliber: 8mm Mauser
Location (city or county): Oakland
Price: $1145
Will ship (Y/N): Not at this time
Other info: This K98k, besides being a sort of neat sporter/sniper repro, makes for a perfect juxtaposition with the one above. The base gun is a DOT '45, made at the occupied Czech factory (BRNO). It has rampant lion Czech proofs instead of WaAs and the late war enlarged trigger guard popular with the Czechs. Very few parts are numbered, although those that are do match, from what I can tell (bolt matches the receiver). The stock has what looks like a spurrious WaA and L stamped into it, possibly by a previous owner. It has the checkered cupped butt plate as well, which someone has written DOT '45 on since you can't actually see the receiver stampings under the front scope mount. The scope itself is a post-war Czech manufacture which has been attached in the old way, by disassembling the scope and then brazing it back together inside the rings (note there is no way to disassemble the rings to remove it). It is attached by a QD mount at the rear which can be pinched, and then dovetailed into the front mounts. The center ring adjusts elevation, windage may be adjusted by a movable plate on the front mount, I'm not quite sure about that to be honest. I shot it today and put up a 2" group at 50 yards. Nothing great, but then I'm not a great shooter myself. If you have the time though, check out the various stamped parts like the front barrel band and trigger guard vs the milled parts of the K98k above. 10 years and a World War makes a big difference in a rifle that otherwise carries the exact same designation! The glass is clear and bright, for its age. A small amount of distortion around the edge of the FOV and the reticle is crisp and moves when you adjust the ring. Here's a shot of it (it isn't quite so blurry irl)
If you buy both K98ks I'm sure I can cut you a worthy deal. Even the stock contrasts well with the above gun, being a cupped butt laminate. The sling is a reproduction and it's missing a cleaning rod also, fyi. Here's the album with the rest of the pics: http://imgur.com/a/gMt0z#28
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Caliber: .30-06
Location (city or county): Oakland
Price: $845
Will ship (Y/N): Not at this time
Other info: Lets get the bad out of the way first. It's import marked (Arlington Ord) and the stock is obviously refinished. Now for the good. It looks like the parkerization is original to me, it's a war era gun (Feb. '44 for the curious) with a '51 dated SA barrel. It has a national match marked oprod and it shoots dang straight. The stock would appear to be USGI as well, with the P proof mark on the heel. If you're looking for a nice shooter Garand that also has some WWII (and maybe Korea? Who knows) history, hard to go wrong here. The sling is original as well, I've been told (no sling expert). Here's the photo album: http://imgur.com/a/HCMhC#0
All guns are C&R, cash and carry if you have an 03 FFL and a COE you can give me copies of. Otherwise it'll have to be at an 01 FFL. I'm generally pretty flexible about driving throughout the Bay Area to meet up. I'm open to all kinds of WWII related trades, although I'm trying to specialize in USGI and German guns at the moment, feel free to make offers. I'm selling all these in the hopes of putting together enough money for a really nice early K98k, maybe a bolt mismatch or something, so if you have one of those, great!