German J.P. Sauer Mauser K98K Bolt Action Rifle In 8mm, 1939 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,186

WOA#: WY240316MC019

Make: J.P Sauer, Germany

Model: K98K

Serial Number: 5819

Year of Manufacture: 1939

Caliber: 8mm Mauser

Action Type: Bolt action, internal 5 round magazine.

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked, “147” The side is marked, “5819C” with an imperial  Reichsadler and “Mod.98”. The bolt is marked, “” The barrel is marked with the serial and another Reichsadler. The bottom metal is marked, “5819C / 600 ” The action screws and bolt lock tab are marked, 19. The stock is marked, “2482” There are three Waffenamts on the receiver marked, “359 / 37 / 37” and three more on the barrel marked, “Wa63 /Wa63 / Wa63”

Barrel Length: 23.6”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetailed delta set on a serrated base. The rear sight is a tangent U-notch marked out to 20.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The rifle has a two piece wood set with a forend cap/bayonet lug, barrel band w/ sling loop, through bolt, semi-pistol grip, straight comb, with a steel buttplate. There are light pressure dents and scratches throughout. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stock rates in at about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued.

Finish Originality: Factory Refinished.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is light fouling  in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The leading edges are thinning and there are splotches of patina throughout. There are some light impact marks on the bottom metal. The action has light wear. The screw heads are lightly worn, the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The German Mauser Karabiner 98 Kurz, often abbreviated as K98k, was the standard-issue bolt-action rifle of the German military during World War II. Produced by Mauser Werke, the K98k was based on the earlier Gewehr 98 rifle but featured several modifications for mass production and modernization. During World War II, the K98k served as the primary infantry weapon for the German Army (Wehrmacht) and other branches of the German military. It was used extensively on all fronts, from the Eastern Front against the Soviet Union to the Western Front against the Allied forces. The K98k’s ruggedness, reliability, and accuracy made it highly regarded by soldiers and respected by adversaries. Its distinctive profile and distinctive features, such as the turned-down bolt handle and the stamped metal parts, have made it an iconic symbol of the German military during World War II.

This particular rifle is marked with three sets of Waffenamts on the barrel and receiver meaning that it had been refurbished three times before being sent out again. The rifle is in immaculate condition with decent bluing and a semi-bright barrel. There is no visible import mark meaning that this rifle could have possibly been a bring back after WWII. Please see the photos for more information, and good luck on your bid! -R.E.

German J.P. Sauer Mauser K98K Bolt Action Rifle In 8mm, 1939 C&R
German J.P. Sauer Mauser K98K Bolt Action Rifle In 8mm, 1939 C&R