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 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. 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 barley corn 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 receiver. The serial number is also found on the magazine plate and butt plate.




Serial Number 4007


8 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Receiver, stamped: Crown over ERFURT over 1916 and KAR 98bolt arm: alternative serial number 6000bolt guide: alternative partial serial number 00dismantling catch: alternative partial serial number 67magazine floor plate: partial serial number 07


Bibliographic References

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