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Posted: 8/7/2005 1:16:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 11:39:58 AM EDT by MQ-1_Spec]
My neighbor has this rifle that some guy just gave him. It says: deutsche waffen-und munttionsfabriken berlin 1916. It also has what looks like GEM. 98., also a symbol with a crown and wings on it. PIctures will be up soon. What caliber and is it worth anything.

sorry for the crappy photos my wife has the camera in florida with her.


Link Posted: 8/7/2005 1:43:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 1:44:52 AM EDT
lmao, no thats my web cam.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 1:58:29 AM EDT
It appears to be a heavily sporterized Gew 98 Mauser. The Gew 98 was the main battle rifle of germany during WWI.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:27:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By u352:
It appears to be a heavily sporterized Gew 98 Mauser. The Gew 98 was the main battle rifle of germany during WWI.



Is it worth anything? And how do I know what cartridge it's chambered for? 8mm?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:32:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 10:33:54 AM EDT by FightingHellfish]
Originally it was an 8mm Mauser. It probably still is, but it looks like somebody took the time to turn down the bolt and add a new rear sight, so maybe they screwed in a new barrel too. You need look and see if it's got the original barrel or is marked in anyway. I think the GEW98 barrel will be marked either 7.92mm or (I have one 7.93mm). 7.92mm is another designation for 8mm Mauser.

The value of sporterized Mausers could vary from $20 to $2500, usually around $80 - $200. Yours looks like it might be nicer than a Bubba garage job, but its hard to tell.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:33:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MQ-1_Spec:

Originally Posted By u352:
It appears to be a heavily sporterized Gew 98 Mauser. The Gew 98 was the main battle rifle of germany during WWI.



Is it worth anything? And how do I know what cartridge it's chambered for? 8mm?



If there's no marking anywhere, a smith can make a chamber casting.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:35:21 AM EDT
You might try the Curios and Relics forum with this if you haven't already. (Under armory)
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:35:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MQ-1_Spec:
Need Help Identifying!?



no I dont actually
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:30:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By MQ-1_Spec:
Need Help Identifying!?



no I dont actually



That's nice. Since you are taking the time to criticize my topic, your response
should read: Actually, I don't. Double negative, geesh.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:32:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:
You might try the Curios and Relics forum with this if you haven't already. (Under armory)



Thanks Giacutter, I thought about that after I posted this.
Thank you everyone who has given input.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:02:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:17:10 AM EDT
You need to get the chamber checked, it might be a 8mm-'06. There were many of these chamber mods done to alleviate brass availability.
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