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Mauser Kar98K Date of mfg.


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Hello

I was at my local gunshop today looking over a kar98k that they've had up on the wall for a little while. It's in good shape certainly nothing to write home about but probably a good "shooter" if nothing else. I was looking at the markings on the receiver ring attempting to figure out year of manufacture. just above the bolt is the (year?) "1937" but above that is "S/42". The weapon is covered in the usual serial numbers & cartouches and has they typical metal cup for a butt plate. As I sit here typing this, I think the "S/42" is some sort of maker's code & that "1937" is what it is, the date of mfg but I'm not sure. What does the hive mind say?

Matt

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Thanks, Tony. I had a G98 that was made in Obendorf in 1916 (also had one dated 1917 that was made in Danzig). From what I'm to understand, Obendorf is where H&K is located.

 

 

Matt

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