SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Mauser Oberndorf. In 1935 “S/42G” was the Nazi code for Mauser Werke AG, Oberndorf a/N. The “G” is a 1935 Date Code.
Serial Number: 7540
Year of Manufacture: 1935
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: This K98 was produced under the Nazis but still uses Weimar style “eagles”. These are the correct “eagle” markings for a 1935 K98.
There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “S/42G”. The left side of the receiver & barrel shank are each marked with an “eagle” and the serial number. The left side of the receiver is also marked “Mod. 98”. The right side of the receiver is marked with an “eagle / wAa217” Waffenamt and “K 155”. The right side of the rear sight base is marked “S 92” and “K 155”. The bolt assembly is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number and with 2 “eagle” inspection stamps. The bottom metal is marked with the serial number, “S 92” and “K166”. The bottom of the stock as well as the barrel band & nose cap are each marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number. The right side of the stock is marked “eagle / swastika”, “H” and with 2 “eagle / swastika / WaA37” Waffenamts. The bottom of the grip is marked with a “eagle / swastika / WaA37” Waffenamt and with a faded “eagle / swastika”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 23 ¾ Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set atop a small ramped base. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly marked from “1-20”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The laminate stock has a pistol grip, nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the missing cleaning rod, barrel band with sling bar, scallop for the bolt handle, through bolt, slingwell, sling pass through, domed washer, and a metal buttplate. The buttplateshows surface erosion. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The grooves are light grey and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent erosion in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish as refinished. The magazine floor plate shows surface erosion & discoloration. The metal shows light scrapes, small scratches and areas of oxidation. The barrel shows a freckling of light surface erosion. The screw heads show use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This German K98 was made at the Mauser Oberndorf factory in Germany back in 1935. 1935 was the first year of issue for the K98. This K98 was produced under the Nazis but still uses Weimar style “eagles” on the barrel shank & receiver. These are the correct “eagle” markings for a 1935 K98. The rifle has been rebuilt and there are lots of Nazi “eagle / swastika” stampings on the stock. This is a good looking K98 for your collection.