German WWII Waffenwerke Brünn dot 1944 K98 Mauser 8mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $810

WOA#: WY240311WOA016

Make: Waffenwerke Brünn, maker code “dot”, located in Occupied Czechoslovakia

Model: K-98k Mauser

Serial Number: 2792aa (barrel)

Year of Manufacture: 1944

Caliber: 8mm

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “Mod. 98”. The left side of the chamber is marked with an “Eagle over Swastika”. The right side of the chamber has a “Waffenamt over 63” proof. The bottom of the trigger guard is twice marked “1438” along with a Waffenamt. The top of the bolt handle, the top of the safety lever, and the left rear barrel are marked “2792aa”. The top of the chamber is marked “dot, Waffenamt over 63, 1944”. The left rear barrel is also marked with the barrel code “EJ”, “Waffenamt over 63”, “dot13 Shield”, and “eagle over swastika”. Marked under the rear sight is “3317”, and stamped on the left front barrel band is “1438”.

Barrel Length: Approximately 24″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted V post set atop a ramped base and under a removable protective hood. The rear sight is a V-notched blade attached to a sliding sight escalator.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a traditional style wood stock with straight grip, sling slots in the buttstock and belly, straight comb, and metal buttplate. The LOP measures 13″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. This stock rates in about Very Good to Excellent overall condition. There are minimal scratches and compression marks throughout, concentrated especially around the sling swivels.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright. The rifling is sharp. There is some minor erosion in the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows light scratches on the receiver and barrel. The screw heads show light tooling. Overall, this K-98k rates in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. 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 Karabiner 98k (K-98k) was a bolt-action rifle that served as the primary German infantry rifle during World War II. It was developed from the Gewehr 98, which had been the standard German service rifle since 1898. The K-98k was adopted by the Wehrmacht in 1935, just as Germany abrogated the Treaty of Versailles and began rearming. It fired a 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge and had a five-round internal magazine. This German K-98k Mauser, marked with the “dot” maker’s code, was produced by Waffenwerke Brünn in Occupied Czechoslovakia in 1944. The K-98k was a reliable and accurate rifle, and its design was refined throughout the war. It was used by the hard fighting German “soldaten” on all fronts and was produced in large numbers by several manufacturers. Please see our photos and enjoy the auction. -K.F.

German WWII Waffenwerke Brünn dot 1944 K98 Mauser 8mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R
German WWII Waffenwerke Brünn dot 1944 K98 Mauser 8mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R