German K98 Mauser Oberndorf Nazi 8mm Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1940 C&R
SOLD FOR: $3200
Make: Mauser Oberndorf. In 1940 “42” was the wartime Nazi code for Mauser Werke AG, Oberndorf a/N.
Serial Number: 262 h
Year of Manufacture: 1940
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. This rifle has been refinished and many of the markings have been restamped. The top of the receiver is marked “42”, and “1940”. The left side of the receiver is marked with a Nazi “eagle / swastika”, with the serial number, and “Mod. 98”. The right side of the receiver is marked with 3 “eagle / 655” inspection stamps. The left side of the barrel shank is marked with a Nazi “eagle / swastika” and a “eagle / 655” inspection stamp. The right side of the rear sight base is marked with 3 “eagle / WaA655” Waffenamts. The barrel band and nosecap are each marked with an “eagle / WaA63” Waffenamt. The left side of the barrel shank, top of the bolt handle, rear of the bolt assembly (3 times), nosecap (twice), barrel band, top of the rear sight base, left side of the stock, buttplate, bottom metal (twice) and 2 of the bottom metal screws are each marked with the serial number (no letter suffix). The bottom metal s makired with 2 “eagle / 280” inspection stamps. The right rear of the bolt handle is marked with 2 faded “eagle” inspection stamps. The bottom of the grip is marked with faded stamps that include “K”.
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 hardwood stock has a pistol grip, scallop for the bolt handle, nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, barrel band with sling bar, through bolt, slingwell, sling pass through, domed washer, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows light scrapes & some light surface erosion. The bottom of the forearm shows a few compression marks. The wood also shows small handling marks. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The muzzle & grooves are semi bright and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and light intermittent erosion in the grooves and at the muzzle. The fouling should clean up some.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish as refinished. The front of the barrel shows small scrapes & scratches. The remaining metal shows thin light scrapes and a few small handling marks. The screw heads show light use. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine 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 WWII Nazi marked German K98 was made at the Mauser Oberndorf factory in Germany back in 1940. The rifle has since been refurbished. It looks Great. The metal and wood have been refinished nicely. Ther rifle is marked with Nazi “eagles” & “swastikas” and with lots of matching part numbers. Most of the markings are clearly visible. Many of the markings were restamped during the refurbishment. This Nazi marked K98 will add nicely to a WWII collection.