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Old 12-31-2005, 03:57 PM
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I have an 1941 Lubeck manufactured 8mm Mauser marked

On the receiver, near the chamber;
Nazi Eagle with 214 underneath
Nazi Eagle holding swastika
41 DUV
276 with a Cursive N underneath
small triangle with rounded corners with the number 8 inside
Mod. 98 (on left side of receiver)

Barrel near chamber;
27
(3) small Nazi Eagles with 214 underneath
(1) Nazi Eagle holding swastika
a large triangle with rounded corners with number 8 inside

Trigger assembly marked;
byf
1643

7898 on bolt

It is marked Mod. 98 but it appears to be a K98, it has a 23 inch barrel instead of the M98 29 inch barrel. Stock and barrel appear to be unmodified. Were K98's produced that were marked as Mod. 98's? Does this rifle have any value other than a shooter? Any info on this rifle would be helpful.

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Old 12-31-2005, 05:02 PM
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I am not a Mauser expert at all, but here is what I can tell you.
Yours is a WW2 Mauser, K98, made by Lubeck of Berlin. The "41" should be the date of manufacture. If yours still has the Waffenampt(Inspector's or proof markings) there should be at least one "Eagle" with the number "214" under it stamped somewhere.
The K98 differs in many respects from the old Gewher M989. Shorter barrel, bent bolt handle, cut out in stock for bent bolt handle, handguard stops at front of rear sight. It may or may not have a front sight hood, if not, it may have the slot in the sight cut for one.
The side of the left rail may be marked "K98" or "Mod. 98". the stock may be walnut or a laminate, with either the straight style butt plate or cupped. I would think that if it is in original condition, it would have a walnut stock with a straight butt plate. But, I would not swear to it.
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:46 PM
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I am not a Mauser expert at all, but here is what I can tell you.
Yours is a WW2 Mauser, K98, made by Lubeck of Berlin. The "41" should be the date of manufacture. If yours still has the Waffenampt(Inspector's or proof markings) there should be at least one "Eagle" with the number "214" under it stamped somewhere.
The K98 differs in many respects from the old Gewher M989. Shorter barrel, bent bolt handle, cut out in stock for bent bolt handle, handguard stops at front of rear sight. It may or may not have a front sight hood, if not, it may have the slot in the sight cut for one.
The side of the left rail may be marked "K98" or "Mod. 98". the stock may be walnut or a laminate, with either the straight style butt plate or cupped. I would think that if it is in original condition, it would have a walnut stock with a straight butt plate. But, I would not swear to it.
Thanks for the info, I updated the info on the mauser, with a little more detail. The butt plate is straight with R00006 stamped on it.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by north556
I have an 1941 Lubeck manufactured 8mm Mauser marked

On the receiver, near the chamber;
Nazi Eagle with 214 underneath
Nazi Eagle holding swastika
41 DUV
276 with a Cursive N underneath
small triangle with rounded corners with the number 8 inside
Mod. 98 (on left side of receiver)

Barrel near chamber;
27
(3) small Nazi Eagles with 214 underneath
(1) Nazi Eagle holding swastika
a large triangle with rounded corners with number 8 inside

Trigger assembly marked;
byf
1643

7898 on bolt

It is marked Mod. 98 but it appears to be a K98, it has a 23 inch barrel instead of the M98 29 inch barrel. Stock and barrel appear to be unmodified. Were K98's produced that were marked as Mod. 98's? Does this rifle have any value other than a shooter? Any info on this rifle would be helpful.

Your rifle was made in 1941 at the below arsenal based on the "duv" code:
duv Berliner-Luebecker Maschinenfabrik, Luebeck plant

It appears that your rifle may have mis-matched numbers because the "byf" code on the trigger assemble is from the Mauser Werke. These WWII Mauser rifles were marked Mod. 98 and they are Kar98ks. The value of the rifle depends on the condition of the rifle, the bore and the metal. Matching numbers will enhance the value. Does the number on the receiver match the number on the bolt and the floorplate?

There is a possibility that this is a Russian capture '98 Mauser and may have multiple numbers. How is the bore? Many that I have examined were a bit dark and rough.

These rifles have some value depending on whether you sell them to a gun shop (at the wholesale price) or to another party (at the retail price). Enjoy your rifle. All the best...
Gil

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