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  1. Thread: S/42G

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    It has sold. Auction ended early.

    Auction ended early.
    F
  2. Thread: S/42G

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    I purchased this rifle from a very well known and...

    I purchased this rifle from a very well known and respected member of this forum, and a serious 98k expert.
    When other rifles I bought from him had issues, even minor ones, he told me about them....
  3. Thread: S/27 1937

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    From your lips to God's ear....or in your case,...

    From your lips to God's ear....or in your case, is it in the opposite direction?
  4. Thread: S/27 1937

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    Yes, I did buy it in 2012, off of Gunbroker, as...

    Yes, I did buy it in 2012, off of Gunbroker, as the pictures were terrible, and the reserve was too high.

    Here is the auction.

    K98 S/27 1937 matching original finish vet return

    ...
  5. Thread: S/27 1937

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    >>Didn't you say you were through with this forum? Why are you still here?

    >>Didn't you say you were through with this forum? Why are you still here?<<

    Because I love you so much.
    I just would not have a life, unlike you, if I did not spend all my time
    on this board....
  6. Thread: S/27 1937

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    Amazing !!

    Amazing !!
  7. Thread: S/27 1937

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    got real lucky to find correctly proofed and numbered TG screws.

    I agree-
    Yes, like really, really, really, really lucky.
    The chance of finding matching SN and Matching WaA280 front and rear screws is effectively zero.
    The screws were there when I bought the...
  8. Thread: BSW

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    Sticky: Here is what I sent Dave when the whole Ironmen...

    Here is what I sent Dave when the whole Ironmen thing happened. Seems unlikely, but so does getting $4446 for an ordinary 1940 243 KM and $15,025 for an even more ordinary 1939 147.
    Strange stuff...
  9. Thread: BSW

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    Sticky: That has a very straightforward answer. As all...

    That has a very straightforward answer. As all of you surely remember, I got lucky last year and actually received $15,025 for a very ordinary rifle. It generated way more notoriety for me than I...
  10. Thread: 243 1939

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    $2,875.00 Just amazing. ....

    $2,875.00
    Just amazing. ....
  11. Thread: 243 1939

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    Not possible- this is a fine "collector-grade"...

    Not possible- this is a fine "collector-grade" k98.
    He says so right here!


    I've added a ton of pictures detailing the matching numbers and markings of this fine collector-grade K98. Be sure to...
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    Happy, and rather surprised. :) ...

    Happy, and rather surprised.
    :) :confused:
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    So it's not perfect and I'm sure the end price will reflect that

    Perhaps .....
    One cannot predict how auctions will end.
    It is a real crapshoot. Can be high or low,
    depending on who is out there at the moment,
    how much money they have, and what they want.
    I...
  14. Thread: S/147 1937

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    Opinions on the hand guard numbers, please.

    I added a whole lot more pictures of the hand guard.
    The other picture was from the dealer I bought this from, who
    certified it as original. I actually did not take the gun apart
    until today,...
  15. Thread: S/42 1937

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    [Information added 2/5/2015 11:25:57 AM] --...

    [Information added 2/5/2015 11:25:57 AM]
    -- BEGIN MESSAGE FROM USER -- Do you have pictures of barrel markings just ahead of the receiver? In 1937 it should also show the s/n in addition to other...
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    1937 S/27 Erma

    Is this the original finish, or has something been applied over it.
    The gun is not really that shiny, but for some reason, my photography
    technique makes them look more shiny than in real life. No...
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    Thanks, DAK. I completely agree. I...

    Thanks, DAK.

    I completely agree.

    I appreciate what you just said, and, believe it or not, I respect your knowledge
    and have learned from your posts.

    Frank
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    I would like to say one final thing, too, a...

    I would like to say one final thing, too, a general comment.
    It is about " original ".

    The only time a gun is " original " is when it comes out of the factory.
    The first time the German...
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    I don't want to draw any body into an argument....

    I don't want to draw any body into an argument.
    When you read my auction, did you have your reading glasses on?
    I just put mine on, and I cannot find anything that says the stock finish is...
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    Hi- If I were going to keep the rifle, I would...

    Hi-
    If I were going to keep the rifle, I would do that, or find somebody who knows how to do it skillfully.
    But since it is up for sale on GB, I think I better send the buyer exactly what
    is in...
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    Hi- OK, I just took it out of the safe for the...

    Hi-
    OK, I just took it out of the safe for the first time since I bought is back in early 2013, and took those pictures.
    Here are pics I just took now.
    The streaks are slightly sticky to the...
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    Thanks for all the analysis. This is how it was...

    Thanks for all the analysis.
    This is how it was when I bought it, and this is how it looks when I am selling it.
    No change.
    I am totally sure you are correct that " Someone with the correct...
  23. Thread: ? BSW 1939

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    Just as a delayed follow up, I did buy the BSW I...

    Just as a delayed follow up, I did buy the BSW I was asking about, the one with the Nazi eagle in between the 2 Weimar eagles.

    I was suspicious at first, but with all of this reassurance and...
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    I appreciate the thoughtful, objective analysis .

    I appreciate the thoughtful, objective analysis .
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    Well, I would say oil got on it, and I would say...

    Well, I would say oil got on it, and I would say dirt got on it, and I would agree that dirt sticks to oil,
    especially as it thickens and gets more sticky with time.
    But, without a video showing...
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