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    Hi gentlemen, this is not my field of knowledge so please assist me.

    I have been shown a Mauser 98 rifle and I don't know the value or any real info about these firearms,
    could any one help me please?

    On the LH side - GEW. 98 (GEW in that ye olde German scribe)

    On top - looks like a "crown" stamp above
    (8orS)PANDOU above
    1917

    On the top front of the action stamped VERY heavily into the steel is 7.62, I don't know if it is the
    original cal or done later as the barrel seems to be original profile but is meant to be .308 chambered.

    The original stock is separated from the rifle, but appears to be in pretty good condition.
    I'm unreliably told it has been used for Crocodile shooting in the Territory many moons ago
    in the 50's-60's.
    The current owner says he may sell off the stock and parts the rest of it, but it is all there, I think.
    I suggested it would be worth more to sell as a whole firearm.

    Any help??
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    Originally posted by 17Hornet" post=38252
    Hi gentlemen, this is not my field of knowledge so please assist me.

    I have been shown a Mauser 98 rifle and I don't know the value or any real info about these firearms,
    could any one help me please?

    On the LH side - GEW. 98 (GEW in that ye olde German scribe)

    On top - looks like a "crown" stamp above
    (8orS)PANDOU above
    1917

    On the top front of the action stamped VERY heavily into the steel is 7.62, I don't know if it is the
    original cal or done later as the barrel seems to be original profile but is meant to be .308 chambered.

    The original stock is separated from the rifle, but appears to be in pretty good condition.
    I'm unreliably told it has been used for Crocodile shooting in the Territory many moons ago
    in the 50's-60's.
    The current owner says he may sell off the stock and parts the rest of it, but it is all there, I think.
    I suggested it would be worth more to sell as a whole firearm.

    Any help??
    Sounds like a WW1 Gew98, refurb into a K98 for WW2, the. An Israeli re barrel to 7.62 NATO sometime after 48, or mid 50's.

    Not my area of expertise.

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    • #3
      As Oddball said, Israeli conversion same as mine

      Value can vary, afaik none of these Israeli mausers have matching numbers, mine was an ex range rifle from Victoria which cost me under $500 and shoots around 3-4" at 100m, pretty standard for milsurp rifles

      Steve

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        Not sure I can add much, but I have inherited a GEW 98 from 1901 which at a point I can't yet determine was rebarrelled as a 220 swift. I have yet to fire it, hopefully this weekend but I know its accurate cos my old man used to shoot wild dogs with it from miles away and its got a nice old pecar scope on it. I'd love to find someone who could identify all the markings and tell me what this old girl has been through if you do find someone.
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      On the LH side - GEW. 98 (GEW in that ye olde German scribe)

      On top - looks like a "crown" stamp above
      (8orS)PANDOU above
      1917

      Probably a typo - but is it SPANDOU or SPANDAU like this
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      SPANDOU would be a unique rifle indeed!!

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        Originally posted by macca41" post=38313
        SPANDOU would be a unique rifle indeed!!
        There were fake chinese ones made a long time ago, which had typos on the makers they were trying to pass themselves off as.

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        It is EXACTLY like the pictured image you sent Macca41.
        I have been told there is a sister to this firearm also.
        Will try to get a pic of the top of the action.

        Originally posted by macca41" post=38313
        On the LH side - GEW. 98 (GEW in that ye olde German scribe)

        On top - looks like a "crown" stamp above
        (8orS)PANDOU above
        1917

        Probably a typo - but is it SPANDOU or SPANDAU like this


        SPANDOU would be a unique rifle indeed!!
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