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SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

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SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby PeterC » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:52 pm

Posted these images on another forum recently so will throw them up here as well.

Just a few close-ups of markings on "SS" Gewehr 98 to K98 configuration that I have. The 'Death's Head' also is stamped into the stock, but has worn down over time and is barely visible. I think the rifle reinforces the notion that SS units were initially armed with 2nd line equipment/weapons.

Good Collecting,
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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby woodsy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:55 pm

Peter, that SS stamp with the Deaths Head is seldom seen and I beleve it dates from pre-war years when the SS was started. At that stage they were certainly armed with 'hand-me-downs'. A very nice item!
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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby PeterC » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:04 am

Thanks Woodsy, I believe this rifle originally came from a batch that arrived in a Sydney Gun Shop in the 60s. Sadly the bolt is mismatched and possibly the result of rifles and bolts being separated during shipping to Australia.....maybe someone out there has a now sporting 98 action rifle with #"96" bolt??

My limited knowledge on the "scrubbed" receiver SS conversion rifles is that they were produced between 1937-41.

I have posted a few more shots of the rifle, including the conversion to remove the Gew98 swivel and on the same pic you can just see the outline of the deaths head in the grip (very faint) to the rear of the trigger guard screw.

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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby MG34NZ » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:23 am

Nice one Peter,
Vary scarce piece indeed! Great pictures also,look forward to more :D

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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby PeterC » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:17 pm

Just re-activating this post as I have been asked about the "FS" on barrel shoulder....I don't know and can't find anything in my reference material...anybody got any ideas??

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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby Spr Jock » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:39 am

Peter ,
for FS , try Franz Schlegelmilch
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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby PeterC » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:01 pm

thank you for that. Do you know in what context, eg, pre or post 1918? manufacture, maintenance, inspector??
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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby Spr Jock » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:34 pm

Yep , Gunsmith so it seems .
I just googled '"FS Germany circa 1930's rifle maker "
and this was on the page
Trying to ID my Drilling Gun - Doublegunshop.com
http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubb ... ...Board...
Mar 12, 2009 - It was my fiancee's Father's and he brought it back from Germany after WWII. .... I would guess Franz Schlegelmilch if it is from the 1920s or 1930s. ... Circa 1935 times were hard and ole "FS" might have put it together from a pile ... The maker would have sourced his components from either Heym or Sauer.

I followed it up .

It seems that Franz Schlegelmilch was a barrel maker , he could have made locks and stocks too of course .
Nah , just kidding ,
Google Franz Schlegelmilch Gunmaker , family business going back generations by the looks of it .
Lots of great pics , and some info .

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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby Spr Jock » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:52 pm

A bit about the Schlegelmilch family here , Franz gets a mention .

http://germanshotgun.blogspot.co.nz/200 ... milch.html
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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby PeterC » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:30 pm

Thank you for your research! I went right through my 'Gew 98 Bible' by Storz and found nothing that corresponded so guessed it had appeared post WW1 ad possibly at the time of the conversion. There is a small section on the SS 'conversion rifles' in Law's book but nothing that helped.

thanks again,
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Re: SS Gew98/K98 Re-Work

Postby Spr Jock » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:49 pm

No worries mate ,
I enjoy the research
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