Gewher 98 in Afghanistan

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  1. Combat Diver

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    This was brought over for me to take a look at. German service rifle from 1898 to 1935. Disassembled and cleaned this morning but don't have any 7.92x57mm Mauser here to test it. Made by Mauser in 1917 and still has the Lang Viser rear sight. 49.2 in long, 29" bbl and 9 lbs. Gewher means rifle in German, the Kar98 from WWII was a Carbine.

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    That is really cool. Any matching numbers or Turk markings?

    It is a shame the US government didn’t see fit to allow such guns to be brought home, or at least auctioned as surplus for sale to collectors here.
     
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    Cool piece of history.
     
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    Pure German Army. ATF Import Branch back in Jun did tell me I could import on a Form 6A C&R firearms on my 03 FFL. Gun doesn't belong to me however :(

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    Cool. You should import as much as you can. Probably too much of a hassle, though.
     
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