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Today I was with my WW2 unit out in western Mass working on our newly acquired 1941 Ford 2-ton truck for our impression. I learned earlier that Ford had a plant In Cologne, and it actually supplied 1/3 of all the trucks used by the Wehrmacht. We were reconfiguring the bed today. Needs a few things, but not much.

The truck, though is not the reason for the post. In the unit member’s garage is a large wooden gun cabinet; and I saw this peeking out - a matched 1917 Oberspree/Kornbusch Gew98. This is the rarest of all Gew98 makers in WW1. He told me he paid $100 for it years ago.

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Wouldn’t mind the truck either.
 

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tell him you'll double his money right now. If he balks, triple it!
 

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Up to $4000 now. He honestly did not know what a rare rifle this is. Chance I happened to see the Lange-visier rear sight.

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Up to $4000 now. He honestly did not know what a rare rifle this is. Chance I happened to see the Lange-visier rear sight.

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This is matching parts? Usually the Gews aren't crazy pricing.

Ford supplied the Russians with tons of trucks later in the war.
 

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This one is the rarest war time maker of Gew98s...matched examples in original condition just don't exist.

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Now posted in WTS; my friend said he would accept offers.
 
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