Calibre 8 x 57mm
Serial No: 9847
This is the rare K98A model which was the forerunner
to the standard K98
The German Kar 98a is known by several names including but not limited
to: Kar.98AZ and Kar.98a.
An obvious ancestor in the K98k lineage of German carbines the Kar.98a
has many common features to be later incorporated in the K98k including
turned down bolt handle, a sling slot cut into the butt stock and overall
similar looks and functionality.
Designed as a replacement for the Model 1898 Carbine and adopted in 1908
as the Kar.98AZ it has an increased barrel length over the 1898 Carbine
to help reduce muzzle blast and felt recoil. Made in four arsenals: Amberg,
Danzig, Erfurt, and Spandau.
During the early stages of WWI it was carried primarily
by Cavalry, and Assault Troops. Later the carbine was carried often by
regular German Army forces.
Easily distinguishable by the curved stacking hook located at the front
underside of the carbine's forestock.
After WWI the carbine was renamed the Kar.98a to differentiate it from
This particular rifle has matching numbers throughout. The turndown bolt
has the under checkering on the bolt handle.
It was manufactured in 1918 at Erfurt
This example is fully marked & in Very Good Condition complete
with muzzle cap
A good example of a rarer Mauser not often encountered
in the UK
~~~ Just been Proofed ~~~