Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military carbine - Mauser Model KAR 1898-AZ

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military carbine - Mauser Model KAR 1898-AZ



Object Number



Old Tower Collection. Believed to have been captured during the First World War

Physical Description

One piece receiver of 'solid-bridge' type. Standard Mauser pattern dismantling catch lies on the rear left side of the receiver body. Bolt handle with half sphere knob turned down against a recess in the stock. The underside of the grasping knob is chequered to facilitate grip.
Internal magazine of five rounds capacity.
Stocked in one piece with a finger groove.
A wooden handguard runs from the receiver ring to the nosecap. The butt has an aperture in which to anchor a sling.
The nosecap is of a hinged pattern that clamps the bayonet bar to the stock. Beneath the muzzle is a piling hook with a ball tip, instead of a cleaning rod.
Barrel rifled with four grooves.
Fitted with a leaf tangent backsight and barleycorn frontsight surrounded by 'eared' sight protectors.
The foresight protector also mounts a small forward projection under which a muzzle protector locks.
The serial number is found on the left of the reciever. The serial number is also found on the bolt arm, magazine plate, butt plate and underside of stock. A partial serial number consisting of the final two digits is found on the extractor,bolt guide and bolt-stop


OverallLength1090 mm
BarrelLength590 mm


Serial Number 8077


8 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the reciever: Crown over AMBERG over 1910 and KAR 98


Bibliographic References

See J.Walter, The German Rifle, The Arms and Armour Press, 1979