Waffenwerke Brünn Mauser K98 In 7.92×57 Bolt Action Rifle, 1944 C&R

SOLD FOR: $858

WOA#:  WY240229MD021

Make: Waffenwerke Brünn AG, Werk Bystrica.

Model: K98

Serial Number: 2994

Year of Manufacture: 1944

Caliber: 7.92×57

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle fed by internal mag.

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked, “dou 44” with some proofs. The side is marked, “Mod. 98” The barrel shank is marked, “2994 aa” with an undamaged N@zi eagle. The handguard endcap is marked “2994”

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetailed chevron on a raised knurled base with a hood. The rear sight is a tangent marked out to 20.

Stock Configuration & Condition: There is a two piece wood stock set with a steel endcap/bayonet lug, steel barrel band, semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and a steel buttplate. There is shallow chipping, light pressure dents, and scratches throughout. The stock rates in about Good overall condition for a C&R.

Magazine Quantity and Condition: None

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. There is light rust all over, and some scattered scratches. The markings are clear. The screwheads are very strong, being only lightly used. The action has light wear. The leading edges are worn. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 Karabiner 98 Kurz, commonly known as the K98, was the standard service rifle of the German military during World War II. It was a bolt-action rifle chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser, a powerful and reliable cartridge. Developed from earlier Mauser rifles, the K98 featured a robust and reliable bolt-action mechanism. It had a five-round internal magazine loaded with stripper clips, allowing for quick reloading in combat situations. The rifle’s action was smooth and well-suited for rapid fire, making it effective in various battlefield conditions. During World War II, the K98 served as the primary infantry weapon for German soldiers on all fronts. It was renowned for its ruggedness, accuracy, and reliability, and it earned a reputation as one of the finest bolt-action rifles of the war. German soldiers appreciated its stopping power and its ability to perform well in adverse conditions. After World War II, surplus K98 rifles were used by various military forces around the world and became popular among civilian shooters and collectors. -R.E.

Waffenwerke Brünn Mauser K98 In 7.92x57 Bolt Action Rifle, 1944 C&R
Waffenwerke Brünn Mauser K98 In 7.92×57 Bolt Action Rifle, 1944 C&R