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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 28 Oct 2003 23:23

MAN IS THAT CLEAN!

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Nice rifle but....

Post by HptmCox » 29 Oct 2003 20:30

I don't like the shillac covering that rifle has on it. Too many times do we see military items that have been shined up too much. I like the wood as is, just cleaned, not shined. But of course...it's your rifle. That is just my oppinion.

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Nice rifle but....

Post by HptmCox » 29 Oct 2003 20:30

I don't like the shillac covering that rifle has on it. Too many times do we see military items that have been shined up too much. I like the wood as is, just cleaned, not shined. But of course...it's your rifle. That is just my oppinion.

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Post by tusken3 » 29 Oct 2003 21:22

Sorry for being so stupid, but can someone explain the BNZ marking on k98 rifle's. mine is the rifle a couple of reply's up marked BNZ 43. thanks Glenn

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Post by Xavier » 29 Oct 2003 21:24

BNZ is the code for the Brno factory (in former czechoslovakia) and 43 is the year of manufacture

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Re: Nice rifle but....

Post by stevezz1 » 29 Oct 2003 21:46

HptmCox wrote:I don't like the shillac covering that rifle has on it. Too many times do we see military items that have been shined up too much. I like the wood as is, just cleaned, not shined. But of course...it's your rifle. That is just my oppinion.
Hi Hptm.Cox, :D

Unfortunatly for me the K.98. stock was already varnished when i bought
it..... :roll: :(

But it is such a nice rifle i had to have it.

I will attempt to strip the varnish off and apply some oil.

If anyone knows the best/safest way to remove the varnish, please
let me know.....

Many thanks,

steve.

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Post by stevezz1 » 29 Oct 2003 21:52

Hi Tuscan3,

Where did you buy your K.98.?

From a dealer or a militaria show.

regards,

steve.

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Post by tusken3 » 29 Oct 2003 22:32

Hello Steve, i found it the best way. at a work xmas party i got talking to my boss about my third reich porcelain collection (as you do) when he told me he had a K98 in his shed that he would like to get rid of, ive since had to make it legal (bummer) but it came straight from france 60 odd years ago and had only been well wrapped and left all that time. a real find. cheers Glenn
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Re: Nice rifle but....

Post by HptmCox » 30 Oct 2003 20:32

stevezz1 wrote:
HptmCox wrote:I don't like the shillac covering that rifle has on it. Too many times do we see military items that have been shined up too much. I like the wood as is, just cleaned, not shined. But of course...it's your rifle. That is just my oppinion.
Hi Hptm.Cox, :D

Unfortunatly for me the K.98. stock was already varnished when i bought
it..... :roll: :(

But it is such a nice rifle i had to have it.

I will attempt to strip the varnish off and apply some oil.

If anyone knows the best/safest way to remove the varnish, please
let me know.....

Many thanks,

steve.
Steve-
Yea, it is no big deal to take the varnish off. My friend has done it on many rifles, however im not sure how to do it. You can probally search around on google and find some good sites that can help taking the finish off wood. Good Luck, and its still a damn nice rifle and you can bet i would've bought it too!!

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Post by stevezz1 » 30 Oct 2003 22:14

8O

Tuskan.......You lucky bugger.......!!!!! :D

If you ever want to part with it, please give me first refusal...

Where abouts in England are you located?

Regards,

Steve.

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Post by stevezz1 » 30 Oct 2003 22:57

:D

O.K. Here is something a bit different........

Hope you like it.......

As Hptm Cox said, come on people, lets see some more weapons......

regards,

steve.
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Post by Ville Kosonen » 31 Oct 2003 00:45

My de-act MG-42
Manufacturer: cra/Maget
Ex-Austrian Army I presume.
This picture was taken last spring, after that, I got the flipping L-shaped AA-extension to rear sight, which was missing on this shot.
Now I need a spiderweb-AA sight and I am even happier(for a short moment...lafette...dreibein...).
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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 31 Oct 2003 15:07

VERY NICE MG-42! I hope to buy a dewatted one eventually myself, either a MG-34 or MG-42. Hard decision!

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Post by HptmCox » 31 Oct 2003 22:14

Dunkirchen1940 wrote:VERY NICE MG-42! I hope to buy a dewatted one eventually myself, either a MG-34 or MG-42. Hard decision!
My friend has a de-act MG34. If you're interested let me know. It's $700 i believe. But he will probally go lower if you would like it. Also, I've been thinking about getting an MG42 parts-kit, is that a big rip-off or a decent way to get a MG42 for cheap. (de-act of course).

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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 31 Oct 2003 23:26

My friend has a de-act MG34. If you're interested let me know. It's $700 i believe. But he will probally go lower if you would like it.
Sure! Either I will save up and buy it from him or my one friend might be interested.
Talk to you later on the subject Cason!
Karl

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