Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action military rifle - Mauser Kar 98k

Centrefire bolt-action military rifle - Mauser Kar 98k

Date

dated 1942

Object Number

PR.6438

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005.

Physical Description

Standard model. Hooded triangular blade foresight. Double-strapped 'H' nosecap with bayonet rib and hole for cleaning rod. Partial upper handguard retained at the front by a band which carries the front sling bar on the left side. Tangent backsight with 'V' notch. Standard Kar98k action with turned-down bolt handle, flag safety, left-side bolt release lever and receiver bridge with charger guide. The stock is cut beneath the bolt handle for easier access. Internal box magazine with floor plate flush with the underside of the rifle. Stock cut as a semi-pistol grip. Buttstock slotted for rear sling attachment, with steel bolt disassembly discs and butt plate.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength1110 mm
OverallWeight4.145 kg
BarrelLength610 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 3903C

Calibre

7.92 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Arsenal mark
16/18 1941
Top of barrel reinforce
Stamped
Date
42
Top of receiver
Stamped
Inspection mark
German Waffenamt inspection and acceptance marks
Various components
Stamped
Model
Mod.98
Left side of receiver
Stamped
Manufacturer
bcd
Top of receiver
Stamped

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