Re: 98K Mauser Proof Stamp ID?
No worries so looks like your Mauser was assembled from parts and had the french mark applied
still made from the mauser plant just when it got captured the frogs decided not to let all the bits go to waste and make some fast cash , and seeing the french and the early Israelis did a lot of weapons dealing ( 6000 lee enfields that started off the israeli infantry came from france , NOT the UK ) its not a huge surprise
but also i'm thinking there would not be too many about today , israel dumped most of its mausers in the med in the 70's
i bought 3 P-38's from New calidonia ( french territory) a while back and all three had the clover leave stamp
i know they where post war made from parts so wondered if your mauser was the same , same factory it seems so looks that way
Last edited by jack404; 05-11-2012 at 11:07 PM..