Mauser K98 7.9mm rifle

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Overview

The Karabiner 97 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k or K98) was a bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.92 x 57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted as the standard service rifle in 1935 by the German Wehrmacht.

Featuring a 5 round, fixed magazine, it was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of WWII in 1945.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for World War II German forces – from 1935 to 1945. Many were license built for Spain, Turkey etc, so accurate for many other regular armies and partisan/irregular use.

Norway, post war equipped their army with captured K98s. Russia captured huge numbers of K98s which they refurbished and quantities were sent as aid to N Vietnam and to equip the NLF in S Vietnam.

Many Jewish organisations in Palestine acquired them from post-World War II Europe to protect Jewish settlements from Arab attack as well as to carry out guerilla operations against the British Army forces in Palestine

Foxtrot example shown here is a Mauser K98 carbine chambered in 7.62 x 51mm. It has an oil finished wood stock and is in a blued finish.