Well traveled Mauser Gew98M

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I replaced the Gew98M slot in my collection. I will be using this for reenacting. This one was two months in the works as the USPS lost my money order/priority payment letter. To add insult to injury, I had to spend $6.25 to get a refund for what THEY lost.

What the markings say (I think):
*started as a Gew98 at Mauser/Obendorf in late 1916 (ff-block)
*crown/M stock proof - 1917 Danzig stock
*upper and lower stock match the action and barrel (3205). Trigger guard, TG screws, follower, and both bands themselves separately (5496). Bolt body, extractor, rear sight base, spring, leaf and slide match as a group (17/1417). Butt plate matches nothing...so it looks like three rifles made into one?
*bolt is a total mismatch
*Wiemar inventory/property stamp of 1920
*K-date rear sight, S/42G sight leaf. Converted to Gew98M ~1936. No depot stamp seen
*MP/8 in Bomb stamp on stock denotes aid/acceptance to Fascist Spain, ~1937
Bore is decent. Hope to shoot it soon.
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Mine shoots quite low @ 100yds as well. When I was taking my first shots with the 200gr PPU Match I needed to put the rear sight at 250m to get close to POA=POI because my first 5 shots were about 6 inches low.
 

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Took it out a second time. Set the rear sight to 250 and we have our elevation. Still left. Noticed the witness mark on the front sight was off right. Knocked that back left when I got home and we should be good. Was good enough as is to ring the 10" gong at 100 6/6 times. I filed a section off the rear band making a right angle as the rear band moved during firing the first time so that the handguard fell off. Now the band clicks firmly into place and was solid today.
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