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Here is one of my Mauser G98 Rifles, this one is a pre-WW1 model dated 1906. It is from the Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorf a/n. This rifle has all matching parts which is hard to come by nowadays as well. It is complete with the cleaning rod and a 2nd pattern sling. 

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Here is another Mauser G98 from the same maker as the one listed above, however this one is not matching. It is dated 1918 and the stock looks like it has been re-finished at some point. It does have the finger groove on the stock, and is complete with sling and cleaning rod as well. 

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Excellent! I had a similar example dated 1917, unfortunately traded on. Behind the sight on the second example, there is a 303 stamp. Could this possibly a capture example converted to English .303 calibre? I saw such an example in the Imperial War Museum, which had been converted at Hythe/Kent, 1916.

I also had for many years a Gew.88 - a nice weapon, very much still used in the Great War. This was marked ERFURT 1891, and had the S marking on the receiver, as converted for the new ammunition S-Geschoß or Spitzengeschoß.

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Fritz I checked to see if a .303 round would operate in the rifle you mentioned. The bolt has not been modified to take the rimmed cartridge, but as I mentioned in the post it does not have matching parts, the round does fit in the chamber though, but this is to be expected as the German round is slightly larger. 

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I used to have rounds in several clips,  all period. I also had a couple of Enfield cartridges and clips, but never tried to fit these - as well as a few Lebel cartriges, battlefield finds, unfired, and a couple of clips in good condition.

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I also have some period ammunition and some on clips or still sealed in the bandoliers. It is getting harder to come by, especially in good condition.

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