The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98, or M98) is a German bolt action rifle made by Mauser firing cartridges from a 5-round internal clip-loaded magazine. It was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k, a shorter weapon using the same basic design. The Gewehr 98 action, using a stripper clip loaded with the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge, 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 earlier Gewehr 1888 as the main German service rifle. It first saw combat in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion and was the main German infantry service rifle of World War I. The Gewehr 98 saw further military use by the Ottoman Empire and Nationalist 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.