Karabiner 98 Kurz Markings

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Karabiner 98 Kurz Markings

Post by Brorar » 14 Jun 2019 09:46

Hello! I wanted to investigate where my dads kar 98 k originteded from. I have found out that it was produced in 1943 by Mauser-Werke KG, Oberndorf on the Neckar. However when looking on (what i think is called the reciver) under its factory nummber i find the letter C. I dont understand what this meens. I have understood that H is for "Heer" and K for "Kriegsmarine" and L for "Luftwaffe" but i cant find anything about the C. I someone could explain what it meant i would be extremly happy.

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Re: Karabiner 98 Kurz Markings

Post by Poot » 14 Jun 2019 18:36

A photo would be greatly helpful. If the 'C' you see is under the serial number on the left side of the barrel/receiver, it is the letter block in which that particular rifle was produced. Did you see it while the rifle was still in the stock, or when it was taken out of the stock?

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Re: Karabiner 98 Kurz Markings

Post by Brorar » 14 Jun 2019 19:30

Yeah the C is under the serial nummber. But do you know where i could find the Heer or kriegsmarine markings.

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Re: Karabiner 98 Kurz Markings

Post by Poot » 14 Jun 2019 22:29

A 1943 produced rifle should have an 'H' or 'L' stamp on the right side of the butt stock. These were omitted on many later rifles.
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