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Classic Military Rifles



Mauser K98

Calibre: 7.62mm
Serial No: 0492

Price: £650

Very Good Condition

In 1954 Israel was looking to re-equip it’s frontline units with the then-new FN FAL assault rifle which used the 7.62 NATO round. This presented a dilemma as the country still had thousands of 7.92mm 98K rifles on hand. It could either maintain a parallel logistics system, or rechamber the 98ks to the new round. The latter option was selected.

Standard Israeli K98 Configuration
Israeli Marked 7.62 barrel, Post War Beech Stock, Front Sight Protector

This is one built on an ex 30/06 Columbian Mauser received probably late 1950's

Very Good Condition - Including Bore