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Old 03-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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My new 1939 code 337 - M98K by "Simson"

1854–1933
In 1854 the brothers Lb and Moses Simson bought one third of a steelhammer works in Suhl (Germany). The production of carbon steel began and the firm Simson & Co. was founded in 1856. The factory produced guns and gun barrels in the years following.

1934–48
Hitler's government forced the Jewish family Simson to flee the country in 1936. Under the dispossession of Jewish industrialists a trustee took control of the firm, and so by merger with other factories the Berlin Suhler Waffen- und Fahrzeugwerke (BSW) was formed. In the same year the factory produced its first motorcycle, the BSW 98, which had a 98 cc engine and two-speed transmission. Critics of the Nazi government suggested a different meaning for the BSW initials: Bis Simson Wiederkommt ("until Simson returns").

337 2562 9295 9295 1939 Berlin-Suhler-Waffenwerke or (Simson)

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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Nice rifle and thanks for the PDf file good info
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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Very nice! Always happy to see more of your collection.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, this is a good looking M98k, number match altso...hard to find these days
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:31 AM   #5
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That's in remarkable condition. Was that a post-war rework or is tht original condition? The wood is in amazing shape for an old battle rifle. I've piled through literally tens of thousands of surplus Mausers, and it's rare to see wood in that condition unless it has been re-done, and had the dents raised.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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No rework...

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That's in remarkable condition. Was that a post-war rework or is tht original condition? The wood is in amazing shape for an old battle rifle. I've piled through literally tens of thousands of surplus Mausers, and it's rare to see wood in that condition unless it has been re-done, and had the dents raised.
i got this rifle in Oslo, the son sold it from his father who had passed away. His father was a collector.

No rework on the stock, it has nr. 7 in front and eagle/wAa below the hole in the stock. Post rework in Norway is not usual, on these M98. Only for use in sivilguard or for hunting - not in original condition.

As far as i know and been told - no rework on this one...
I also got a BYF 42 in same stock condition.

After German surrender there was a huge amount of M98K in Norway, and many of these rifles was not much used.
Most of them end up in the defens forces, some in sivilguard, some in privat property.
I altso have a G.33/40 1940 mod. i exelent condition - no rework at all...

Alle the best
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That is a beautiful wartime Mauser, Gebrig. Have you shot it?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #8
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When i fire away with my Gewehr 33.40

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That is a beautiful wartime Mauser, Gebrig. Have you shot it?
Thank you, wery kind of you!
Did you mean shooting the Simson 337 from BSW or the G.33/40 from Waffenwerke Brunn (Brno)?

The Gebirgskarabiner:
Oh yes, lots of rounds - and i love the recoil and the blast.
And i must say, to be so short barreled, the accuracy is outstanding

I also use this rifle for hunting in the mountains. Its so handy, and german quality hunting ammo in this caliber is just ok.
It is the same caliber you know 7,92 Mauser.
Ammo for training is no problem, lots of them around still...

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Inter arma enim silent leges "For among arms, the laws fall mute,"

Nice rifles, Gebirg!

Interesting use of a quote from Cicero.....It was used as the title of one of those STAR TREK franchise episodes....the one set in a space station orbiting Bajor.
Except it was translated "during war, the law falls silent." Slightly different flavor even if the meaning is pretty much the same.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Nice rifles, Gebirg!

Interesting use of a quote from Cicero.....It was used as the title of one of those STAR TREK franchise episodes....the one set in a space station orbiting Bajor.
Except it was translated "during war, the law falls silent." Slightly different flavor even if the meaning is pretty much the same.
Thanks - yes it probebly does, Great man this Cicero, and i love the quote.
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