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  • German K98 complete rifle bracket with wooden rifle butt remains from rear seats of sdkfz 6 half track of the 12th SS Panzer Division recovered in 2007 in the Ardennes Forest, village of Krinkelt, attacked by them during the Battle of the Bulge

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    This is a German K98 rifle bracket from rear seats of sdkfz 6 half track which is complete and still has the remains of the wooden butt of a K98 rifle inside it with its metal butt plate. The bracket has some small remains of paint it is rusty but is very solid the wood in the butt is also solid and not braking up or falling apart the item has been very well cleaned perfect for display and a very unusual one for the collection. The bracket and butt was recovered from the site of destroyed German sdkfz 6 half track of the 12th SS Panzer Division recovered in 2007 from the surface of the woods in the Ardennes Forest outside the village of Krinkelt which was attacked on the 17-18 December by them during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. This item comes with a laminated A5 information sheet with information and photos. 

    During the night of December 17-18, tanks from the 12th SS (now extricated from the mud) broke through the U. S. line and pushed into Krinkelt, only to be expelled by a hasty counterattack. The 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitler Youth” lost 67 of its 136 tanks in the first three days of the battles for Krinkelt and Rocherath.  The fighting was fierce and, because the American soldiers had heard that the SS were shooting captives, few prisoners were taken by either side.

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