TheGewehr 98(abbreviatedG98,Gew 98, orM98) is a Germanbolt actionrifle made byMauserfiring cartridges from a 5-round internalclip-loaded magazine. It was the Germanservice riflefrom 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by theKarabiner 98k, a shorter weapon using the same basic design. The Gewehr 98action, using a stripper clip loaded with the7.92×57mm Mausercartridge, successfully combined and improved several bolt action engineering concepts which were soon adopted by many other countries including the UK, Japan, and the US.The Gewehr 98 replaced the earlierGewehr 1888as the main German service rifle. It first saw combat in the ChineseBoxer Rebellionand was the main German infantry service rifle of World War I. The Gewehr 98 saw further military use by the Ottoman Empire andNationalist Spain.
Serial #4246. Barrel length 24″. Caliber 8mm. Built at the Gustloff Werke, Werk Wiemar, Weimar plant in 1945. Standard Nazi marked 98.
Matching numbers on barrel, bolt, and safety, and no import stamps.
Has lamented stock. Barrel and receiver have a very nice phosphate finish.
Wood very good with no signs of dings and impressions. Excellent bore and fine action. Waffenampt stamps on barrel.
This rifle is complete and functional but missing the leather strap and cleaning rod.
Great example of matching WWII Nazi marked 98 rifle.