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i recently purchased a 98a 1920 marked reissue. it has a unit mark on top of the buttplate (PBd . 1013.) which i understand is a police school marking. the bolt take-down washer is also marked (JS 161.). any help on this marking would be much appreciated.
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Hi Rick,
Welcome to the forum. J.S. 161 (WWI military) translates to Infantry School weapon #161. Probably an Infantry school training rifle, later issued to the Brandenburg Havel police school. It's even possible that the Infantry school was used as a police school after WWI. And the rifle was re-stamped there.

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Rick, I may move this to the General Discussion area, but first, let me WELCOME you to the forum. And of course, if you can post pictures of this rifle?

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I agree with Ron that the police mark is for the school at Brandenburg (Havel), which was the school for the Schutzpolizei of Berlin. The lack of a period between P and Bd indicates this carbine was marked after the issue of the Manual 40a marking instructions in February 1932.

Could we know the serial number of this carbine?
 
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