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Need Help Identifying Rifle

Discussion in 'German Light Weapons' started by Dbanks05, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Dbanks05

    Dbanks05 New Member

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    Rifle 1.JPG German rifle chambered in 8mm Mauser. It was taken from a dead German in Italy. The sling isn't original. Would be great if anyone could identify it for me.
     

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  2. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Sporterized K98k. This is a standard-issue German K98k rifle put into a civilian stock with both the front and rear sight replaced with civilian models. A sling swivel has also been added to the barrel. "Sporterizing" was a common practice after the war, when military surplus rifles could be obtained much cheaper than a newly-made civilian hunting rifle.
     
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