Author Topic: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!  (Read 1537 times)

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1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« on: October 28, 2015, 05:39:49 pm »
https://www.full30.com/video/2adcc35db42f18e9cf446eb356d940af   

Another great match from Ian and Karl.  This one is Karl vs Karl.  Next week you get to see Ian.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 08:49:16 pm »
Hmmm. Easier bolt manipulation od the K-98 rear mounted bolt handle vs the forward one on the '88-but then there's the easier reloads(in my opinion) of en-block clips vs strippers.

But I'll have to wait to watch, since the satellite says I've over used my data for the month..... >:(

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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 08:58:01 am »
Great video but I really wish they would have at least procured correct uniforms and equipment. ARRGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 10:18:01 am »
Interesting video.

I have seen pictures of the magazine extension in books used on the K-98 AZ, but never in any actual WW 1 pictures.

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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 10:26:57 am »
Interesting video.

I have seen pictures of the magazine extension in books used on the K-98 AZ, but never in any actual WW 1 pictures.

I have seen five or six of them in use during the war. Most of the time they appear to be involved the hands of NCO's.

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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 01:22:01 pm »
Interesting video.

I have seen pictures of the magazine extension in books used on the K-98 AZ, but never in any actual WW 1 pictures.


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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 01:30:46 pm »
All,
Is the Soldaten on the right carrying a flare gun in his belt or is that another type of pistol?
Best regards and good shooting!
'Ol Gabe

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Re: 1898 Karabiner vs 1888 commission. In the Trenchs!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 03:36:28 pm »
All,
Is the Soldaten on the right carrying a flare gun in his belt or is that another type of pistol?
Best regards and good shooting!
'Ol Gabe

It looks like a Hebel flare gun with the barrel shortened to me.