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I have a vet bring-back "BYF 44" dated Mauser 98K. It is all numbers matching and is in immaculate condition. I can tell that it is a vet bring-back because when you go to slide off the band on the front of the rifle, there is what's called a "duffel cut" under it. When the GI's would bring this home, they would disassemble the whole thing, but would still have to cut the front of the stock off because it was too long to fit in their duffel bag. Luckily, mine was was well cut and professionally fixed as I heard some stories of guys taking hacksaws to them and destroying them lol.

 

A lot of avid 98K collectors don't like having the duffel cut on there because it hurts the value a little, but I personally like it because it adds to the history of it.

 

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What's the provenance?? I don't see a Vet's name assocaited with this one.

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

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What's the provenance?? I don't see a Vet's name assocaited with this one.

 

 

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Unfortunately, I bought this from another collector so I'm unsure of the original vet's name.

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What's the provenance?? I don't see a Vet's name associated with this one.

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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