Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums (http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/index.php)
-   Wehrmacht Equipment Forum (http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   K98k Cleaning Kits. (http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74866)

Willi Z. 11-20-2004 10:21 PM

K98k Cleaning Kits.
 
1 Attachment(s)
As a German sniper rifle collector, I always had an interest in super clean, complete and unusual Reininungsgerät 34 cleaning kits. Few seem to be found in the manner in which they were issued, or in mint condition. The late-war styles are especially unique. Various styles of oiler and chain pullthrough can be found.

Here is a mint unissued late-war tobacco tin I found today.

Willi Z. 11-20-2004 10:24 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Here is how this one is packed. Can anyone tell me what is unusal about this kit?

Willi Z. 11-20-2004 10:26 PM

1 Attachment(s)
The other end contains the cotton cleaning strings.

Willi Z. 11-20-2004 10:28 PM

1 Attachment(s)
The contents. At some point in the war, the floorplate takedown tool was not always included.

bodes 11-20-2004 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willi Zahn
Here is how this one is packed. Can anyone tell me what is unusal about this kit?

Willi, Looks like it's got an extra brush to me...The one mounted to the lid...Bodes

Willi Z. 11-20-2004 10:45 PM

1 Attachment(s)
You are correct bodes....seldom encountered like that.

Here is a '44 dated example. Includes the very rare style of pullthrough. Bakelite oiler.

Willi Z. 11-20-2004 10:47 PM

1 Attachment(s)
And a very rare '45 dated example in ordnance tan. Note the very rough stamped steel oiler and the matching maker-marked and dated floorplate takedown tool.

bodes 11-20-2004 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willi Zahn
And a very rare '45 dated example in ordnance tan. Note the very rough stamped steel oiler and the matching maker-marked and dated floorplate takedown tool.

Willi....Very Nice '45 dated kit.... :eek: Those are quite scarce.....Bodes

R_Hessian 11-21-2004 01:16 AM

Willi
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Willi Zahn
Here is how this one is packed. Can anyone tell me what is unusal about this kit?

Willi,

It was told to me quite sometime ago that RG cans with the "clasp" in the lid were for the MP40.... might be worth your time to measure the diameter of the bore brush.

Robert

Matt Starr 11-21-2004 05:27 AM

Robert, is the 'Clasp' in the lid not a spring to make the lid pop open when you release the catch? Thats what I thought it was. Willi, you have some very nice kits there in mint condition! The type of oiler and pull through chain in the '45 dated one I have never seen! do you think the RG34 with the extra brush was issued that way or the soldier just shoved it in?
Cheers
Matt

R_Hessian 11-21-2004 05:43 AM

Clasp
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gebirgsjager77
Robert, is the 'Clasp' in the lid not a spring to make the lid pop open when you release the catch? Thats what I thought it was. Willi, you have some very nice kits there in mint condition! The type of oiler and pull through chain in the '45 dated one I have never seen! do you think the RG34 with the extra brush was issued that way or the soldier just shoved it in?
Cheers
Matt

Hi,

No, the clasp or catch as seen in the lid was put there for holding the brush as shown.

Robert

Matt Starr 11-21-2004 05:55 AM

Thankyou very much Robert thumbsup
Matt

Willi Z. 11-21-2004 01:44 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Hi Robert, I measured all the brushes with a caliper. I found that brush to be the same as the others, and I checked several kits. I found the wire brush to be about .33" in diameter. For a 9mm, I would have expected to see at least .36".

Here are several floorplate takedown tools......top to bottom, early to late.

Willi Z. 11-21-2004 01:46 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Oiler variations. Top to bottom...pre-war to very late-war.

Willi Z. 11-21-2004 01:50 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Pullthrough variations. Top to bottom...pre-war with brass ftting to very late-war with crude stamped steel and wire. The bottom two are '44 and '45 manufacture. The difference in the two is amazing, for just one year difference in manufacture. It is the study of these silly details that still make the hobby fascinating to me. Always something new to figure out.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com