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Hey everyone, can anyone tell me what finish was used on war-time produced german K98's? I have one but the bolt is silver, i want to finish it with whatever they did so it will match, and stop being so damn shiny..
 

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Black, but on the later versions the coloration was bad. The later k98's are also not so
sturdy and accurate as they used lesser metals in them.
I had a 1934 model and a 1943 model. Big difference both in function and finish.

 

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Black, but was it paint? gun blue? gun black? parkerization?

I've got a Russian capture 1939, The stupid company i bought it from took the finish off the bolt and refinished the stock though, i'd prefer a straight-handle original bolt and original darkened wood stock.
 

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I liked the look of yours. My bolt is blued very dark, so it may have been done later. My first mausers all had silver bolts, or stripped.
 

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The Russian capture guns have a crappy finish they put on them. They dipped the stocks in what apprears to be varnish. Stock should be oiled. You will see the finish on your bolt take down in the rear stock. take your gun to a gunsmith if you want the bolt blued. the turn down bolt came as the gun went into the late 1930s. Which plant did yours come out of? The codes will be on top of the receiver. the K98 has a lot of history in it. Good to see yours.
 

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Thanks for the answers, but no one has answered my question.

What type of finish was used on the K98k's? plain and simple, gun blue, gun black, parkerization, paint, what? I need to know so i can replicate it on the bolt.
 

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Alright, thanks.
 
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