German S/42G Mauser Werke K98K Bolt Action Rifle In 8mm, 1935 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,025

WOA#: WY240311DS001

Make: Mauser Werke

Model: K98K

Serial Number: 3568

Year of Manufacture: 1935

Caliber: 8mm Mauser

Action Type: Bolt action, internal 5 round magazine.

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked, “S/42G” The side is marked, “3568 / MOD. 98” with an imperial  Reichsadler. The bolt is marked, “3568 / 8988” The barrel is marked with the serial and another Reichsadler. The bottom metal is marked, “3568 / 5297 / 2390 / 6 76” There is an import mark under the barrel. The stock is marked, “3568” There are various proofs throughout.

Barrel Length: 23.6”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dove tailed 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: Refinished.

Bore Condition: The bore is light gray and the rifling is sharp. There is light erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light rust in various spots, the action has light wear. The screw heads are lightly worn, the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excelent-Fine 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: Leather Sling.

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. -R.E.

German S/42G Mauser Werke K98K Bolt Action Rifle In 8mm, 1935 C&R
German S/42G Mauser Werke K98K Bolt Action Rifle In 8mm, 1935 C&R