Originally Posted by jim brady
That stock on RonC's 98k has me puzzeled. It looks from the picture like it has the stock inletted for a standard 98k sling, but then on the other hand it has a lower sling swivel and a barrel band with a bottom swivel point like a Yugo Mauser. Anyhow, that's just how my antique eyes see it. Not being a 98k expert like a bunch of you guys, I thought (maybe wrong) that all German 98k rifles used the side mounted sling.
With the work to be done on that stock, if it was me I'd just find a nice lamenated stock and go from there. Have to replace that barrel band, though.
Either way I think he has a potential good shooter, even as is. Bunch of education for me on laminated stocks and resins used on them.
I have looked into buying a barrel band with the side sling mount. It's not very expensive. I could leave on the bottom sling mount in the rear or remove it and fill the hole.
It doesn't look sporterized. There is no glass bedding or cutting back of the forearm. There is the side sling mount inletting on the stock as you have seen.
The crown and rifling look pretty decent and the head space is good. Just a few 8 mm rounds and I am ready to go.