Discussion in 'On Topic' started by t1h, Jan 21, 2007.
K98 used by the SS
Do not want.
Ya couldnt get me to part with $10 for that gun..
I'll take it.
if i had money to blow i would consider buying it. its a piece of history
what is the significance of the death heads?
symbol of the Nazi SS
If I had so much money I could easily afford that, then Id scrape even more together and get one that is collectors grade
alot of those are fake so fair warning
If I was rich I wouldn't mind having it in my collection. But at the moment only way im spending 6 grand on a gun is if its got a happy switch.
I read on the interdweeb that some Jew made up that Holocaust story
Man if that thing could talk ..............
It was made on what would later be known as the moon landing set.
not really. It was used by the Prussian military long before the SS.
The Waffen SS used more regular Wa marked guns than SS or deaths head marked ones, i'd be weary of buying one of these, there are so many faked "SS" guns floating around. I've only ever seen one SS marked K98k that was could be proved authentic.
I don't give a damn who used it, really. If I buy a gun it's for my use, not it's 'historic' past. I don't understand some collectors' hard ons for unit-used guns.
Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
guns like that are an investment.
kinda fishy that the mark looks very fresh on a very worn rifle, and that the marks are painted white.
the seller rubbed chalk on the symbol to make it photograph better.
the K98 didn't come into existence until 1935, so I kinda doubt this one was used by the Prussian's
that's what happens when you skip the description.
i know that, I am saying that the Deaths Head is not an exclusive SS trademark. And the Prussian Arsenal in Erfurt was making K98a's in 1907. but no, i dont think is a Prussian gun, all i'm saying is again, the Deaths Head has been a part of the German/Prussian military long before the Third Reich.
It's just another form of collecting.