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Discussion in 'German Light Weapons' started by Jim, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    The Mauser "98" series is world-famous principally because Mauser designs were until the introduction of the self-loading rifles the most widely used operating system, illustrated is the original Gew 98 used in World War II by reserve formations and Volkssturm personnel, but the Wehrmacht's Kar 98k is essentially similar.

    Gewehr 98
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    Training Rifles

    Between 1919 and 1939 all the great German arms firms (Mauser, Walther, Haenel and Genschow) manufactured air and 0.22 calibre rifles which, except for the barrel and breech arrangements, were exact copies of the Mauser 98a. This facilitated military training in violation of the Versailles Treaty.

    Karabiner 98k

    The Kar 98k was the standard Infantry rifle of the German Army, having been introduced in 1935. During the war's course, the Kar 98k underwent many minor variations in standard of finish, stock material, and design of lesser fittings such as barrel bands. Several other rifles were ultimately taken into the German Army to supplement the 98k, and were known as "fremdengerate" (foreign weapons); amongst them a Czech Mauser carbine which became the Gew 33/40 and an Hungarian Mannlicher, the Gew 98/40.

    Karabiner 98k

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    Basic Data (Kar 98K)

    Calibre: 7-92mm
    Feed: Box magazine. 5 rounds capacity (no magazine cut-off)
    M.V.: Approximately 2.800f/s with standard German rifle ammunition
    Barrel length: 23.4in
    Overall length: (without bayonet) 43.5in
    Weight: 9 Ib
    Sights: V Blade front sight, rear leaf with open V notch graduated from 100 to 200 metres
    Maximum range: Approximately 3.000 yards
    Effective range: About 600 yards
     
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    K98k 1943 byf RC

    This my 1943 byf K98k Russian capture.
     

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    More pics of 43 byf RC

    Here are five more pictures.
     

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    And more pics of byf 43 RC

    Here`s five more pics
     

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    And this one is mine--only one pix so far:

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    Mine is actually an "M" 98.

    Ignore the 2nd photo which is of my 1989 Krag Carbine Philippine Contract rifle.
     
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    Nice rifle btw. I used to have another one which was a Russian battlefield pickup and wasnt too bad but not perfect. That one was a like yours.
     
  7. harolds

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    This is a rather old thread but it gives me the chance to remind everyone that the 1903 Springfield and the Japanese Arisaka were also mausers in everything except name.
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thanks harolds, it's good to see the import thread get some activity so quickly.
     
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    You're welcome and thanks for the "like"!
     
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    Here are a few of my K98k rifles. These are all Steyr mfg coded 660 u. bnz. Also in the photo is a G33/40. bnz's.JPG
    Sarge
     

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