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    1915 Gewehr 98 VC Schilling Suhl

    I found this in a LGS a few weeks ago. This is an all numbers matching, except the cleaning Rod, WW1 rifle that appears untouched for at least 60-70 years. Out of the 9 manufacturers of the Gew 98, this is the 8th rarest and the 1915 is the rarest of those. I have only been able to find 3 other 1915 listed online and this is by far in the best condition.
    Enjoy

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      #3
      Great piece of history . Cherish it .
      There are two types of people in this world. People that think the Goverment is looking out for their best interest and people that just think !

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        #4
        Originally posted by Southshorerob View Post
        Great piece of history . Cherish it .
        Got really lucky with this. Just happened to be in the store and asked if they had anything old. Guy didn't even know it was all correct.

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          #5
          Great rifle, thanks for sharing!
          "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
          - Thomas Jefferson

          "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."
          - James Madison

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            #6
            Very nice. Enjoy!
            If you're so inclined feel free to PM the store. I'm looking for a spot for local military surplus and oddballs outside of my usual circle.

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              #7
              Awesome rifle. Do you plan on shooting it?

              Every time I see a post on a Milsurp, doesn't matter which, I want to collect that model. There are just so many to collect! I need to win the lottery. I'm a member of the Gunboard's Forum and every time I go on the site, it cost me a couple of hundred bucks.

              I just ordered another Garand from the CMP and a bunch of surplus ammo. I love the Finnish and Swiss rifles (bought 1 of each this year). I bought a Jap T99 last month just because I read an interesting article about them. Never had any interest in them before.

              I started out with German rifles, but way to many fakes out there. Not as bad with the WWI stuff, but all of the fake WWII German stuff is just insane.

              Thanks for posting the pictures and post any other interesting rifles you may have.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Garys001 View Post
                Awesome rifle. Do you plan on shooting it?

                Every time I see a post on a Milsurp, doesn't matter which, I want to collect that model. There are just so many to collect! I need to win the lottery. I'm a member of the Gunboard's Forum and every time I go on the site, it cost me a couple of hundred bucks.

                I just ordered another Garand from the CMP and a bunch of surplus ammo. I love the Finnish and Swiss rifles (bought 1 of each this year). I bought a Jap T99 last month just because I read an interesting article about them. Never had any interest in them before.

                I started out with German rifles, but way to many fakes out there. Not as bad with the WWI stuff, but all of the fake WWII German stuff is just insane.

                Thanks for posting the pictures and post any other interesting rifles you may have.
                Gary,
                This is my first WW1 rifle and I just stumbled upon it. I do have WW1 and 2 pistols and generally collect German WW2 rifles but you are right, have to be so careful about fakes. I knew where to look for the numbers and proofs on this and was astounded that everything was correct. Plus most "war trophys" from WW1 brought back by the government had plugged barrels or clipped firing pins, this has neither. So it is possible it is a true vet bring back, but we will never know.

                Unfortunately, like many of my collectible firearms, they won't be shot by me. As you know, the firing pins and all parts of the firing mechanism are numbered and just breaking a part would destroy the value and lower collectibility, so it will remain in my safe. This one I'm not even going to touch. Just a little oil and that's it. It hasn't been disassembled in a very long time and to some collectors that dust and grime on it is the way they want it.

                I'm looking for a good Garand sniper to add just haven't found a good one yet. Haven't gotten into the jap guns, they don't really do it for me but maybe one to shoot.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rrudo74901 View Post

                  Gary,
                  This is my first WW1 rifle and I just stumbled upon it. I do have WW1 and 2 pistols and generally collect German WW2 rifles but you are right, have to be so careful about fakes. I knew where to look for the numbers and proofs on this and was astounded that everything was correct. Plus most "war trophys" from WW1 brought back by the government had plugged barrels or clipped firing pins, this has neither. So it is possible it is a true vet bring back, but we will never know.

                  Unfortunately, like many of my collectible firearms, they won't be shot by me. As you know, the firing pins and all parts of the firing mechanism are numbered and just breaking a part would destroy the value and lower collectibility, so it will remain in my safe. This one I'm not even going to touch. Just a little oil and that's it. It hasn't been disassembled in a very long time and to some collectors that dust and grime on it is the way they want it.

                  I'm looking for a good Garand sniper to add just haven't found a good one yet. Haven't gotten into the jap guns, they don't really do it for me but maybe one to shoot.

                  Great first WWI rifle. I don't blame you for not shooting it. Does it have an import mark anywhere?

                  I'm not into Jap rifles either, that's my problem. I have a tendency to buy crap on a whim. I find it all so interesting. I'm trying to focus on Finnish (M39's & M91's), Swiss (all of them) and Garands. I love shooting them (all are very accurate), well made and ammo is still fairly easy to get. Although the 7.5 Swiss is tough to get now, I have a bunch of ammo stocked away, so I have enough to shoot for a while.

                  Not sure if you know the site, but Empire Arms gets some nice rifles now and then and even had a M1-D sniper that just sold.

                  http://www.empirearms.com/rifles.htm

                  Try to get on their mailing list, because the really good rifles sell very fast and the mailing list comes out before he puts the rifles on the website. They also have a bunch of pistols and antique rifles on the site as well. They are a really good company to deal with (I've purchased several firearms from them) and you see pictures of the actual rifle for sale, unlike other online gun dealers. Simpson's is also really good to deal with.

                  http://www.simpsonltd.com/

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                    #10
                    I know Simpson, but they are usually very expensive and over market for their "good" stuff. They will list with a high price and just wait.
                    M1D is on my list but I want a CMP certified boxed set. I found one but the guy wants too much for it and it's not that important to me.

                    There are no import marks on the Gew 98. This thing is untouched for a very long time, maybe 90 years who knows. Rifling is strong and the condition is top shelf for this type of rifle. If it was a rare ww2 make it would be worth triple what this ww1 is worth due to the level of demand.
                    I have a few rifles that collectors never even see let alone handle or have the chance to buy, I got lucky and found a collection that had some outstanding pieces.

                    The store I got this from has a bunch of Swiss 7.5 k31's. I haven't gone there yet but may just to shoot one.

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                    • Garys001
                      Garys001 commented
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                      If you don't mind, I'd love to see some of your other rifles.

                      I like to K31 and K11, but think the 1911's are more accurate.

                    • Rrudo74901
                      Rrudo74901 commented
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                      Gary, scroll down in Milsurps and you will find 3 more of my rifles.

                      I have a K98 ar44 that is in unissued condition for a 72 year old rifle. Haven't take pics of that one but is one of the best I've ever seen.

                    #11
                    Very nice pickup there! Out of curiosity, how much did it run you? Like to gauge the LGS prices on Milsurps around here. Jerry's had a nice Lee Enfield for 350 I was tempted on getting.

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                      #12
                      The guy didn't know what it was other than a WW1 Gew98. I paid about 1/3 of its worth.

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