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by nz68muzz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: GEW 88 Loewe Brelin
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Re: GEW 88 Loewe Brelin

Yes would like to see photo's of receiver markings to see what you have there, now because there were so many manufactures of the Gew 88 and the German army only used serial numbers from 1 up to 9999 for that years first batch followed by a consecutive letter for every other 9999 made in that calend...
by nz68muzz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Re: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle

Hi Ed, thanks for your input I will try and research commercial gun sales from SUHL pre WW1 There is one other thing that is different on this commercial, the rear sight is 1" 1/8 forward on the barrel shroud than the standard military issue :shock: See photo for comparison, excuse photo of the...
by nz68muzz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Re: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle

Hey guys it looks like I had the answer all the time, just looked in the gun room at some of my 71/84 bayonets and found the acceptance Fraktur "D" on a V.C.SCHILLING 71/84 made in 1888, being a commercial company its acceptance marks did not have the Imperial crown having a royal looking ...
by nz68muzz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Re: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle

Hi and thank you for your input, I have been researching 1900 era proof marks for a while now and yes some arms were British Birmingham Proofed when imported being stamped "BP" in a circle then later "NP" with arm & Scimitar on top and finally "BNP" with caliber TON...
by nz68muzz
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Re: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle

Thanks for feed back on this, the Proof is a capital "D" with crown and may be from the exporter ? I believe that this Gew was made up from surplus parts left over once the army order was for filled and sold on the international market to somewhere like South Africa or Brazil who would not...
by nz68muzz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Commercial GEW 88 Rifle

P1070932.JPG Recently I purchased an interesting Gew 88 with commercial proof markings, it is marked G.Mod.88 making it a 1889 or early 1890 production run, it still has the completely round end nut on the bolt and is fully matching apart from two parts on the bolt with all other parts having 57 st...
by nz68muzz
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Gew 88/05 AMBERG 1898
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Gew 88/05 AMBERG 1898

Here is one of the first modified 88s rifles that does not have an "S" on the receiver but an "S" with a crown on top stamped into the side of the butt stock, 1890 STEYR all matching numbers that was issued to the 101 Reserve Regiment 3rd Company rifle 54 :D
by nz68muzz
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Gew 88/05 AMBERG 1898
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Gew 88/05 AMBERG 1898

This is my first post, I have a few Gew 88s in my collection and have managed to get one of each maker and the odd double up 88S and 88/05
Attached is photo's from the receiver of my 88/05 AMBERG 1898 and is mostly miss-matched parts :shock:
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AMBERG