German G33/40 Mountain Carbine 8mm Mauser Czech K98 Bolt Action Rifle C&R
SOLD FOR: $1635
Make: Waffen Werke Brunn. In 1941 “dot” was the German wartime code for Waffen Werke Brunn in German occupied Czechoslovakia.
Model: G33/40 Carbine (Mountain Carbine)
Serial Number: 9342
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “eagle / 63”, “dot” and “1941”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, with a German “eagle / swastika” and “G.33/40”. The bolt assembly is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number. The safety and cocking piece are marked with small Czech “circled Z” stamps. The left side of the butt has a “star” carved into it” and “MHP in a box” scratched into it. The top of the handguard has “MP” scratched into it. The left side of the stock has “H” and “MO” scratched into it below the rear sight as well as “ME” scratched below the bolt release.
Barrel Length: Approximately 19 1/2 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set atop a raised base and under a protective hood. The rear sight is a “V” notched sliding escalator marked from “1-10”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece laminate stock has a pistol grip, scallop for the bolt handle, nosecap with bayonet lug, hole for the missing cleaning rod, barrel band with sling bar, through bolt, sling well, sling pass through, domed washer, metal butt plate, and a metal protector plate on the left side of the stock. The buttplate and side plate show scratches, discoloration and light surface erosion. The stock hardware shows scratches & discoloration. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several have damaged or removed 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: Original. The metal has been treated with cold blue.
Bore Condition: The muzzle & grooves are gray and the rifling is deep. There is erosion in the bore. It is more prominent in the grooves and at the muzzle.
Overall Condition: The metal has been treated with cold blue. The rifle retains about 25% of its current metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, scratches and discoloration from oxidation. The magazine floor plate also shows small dents and surface erosion. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a rare WWII German marked G 33/40 Mountain Carbine. Its finish has some issues but it still has deep markings on the metal. These Mausers were only built at the Brno factory in Czechoslovakia. They are patterned after the Czech VZ 33. The first production Carbines of 1940 were marked “945” and used a walnut stock. Subsequent carbines were marked “dot” and most used a laminate stock. Many of the G 33/44 carbines were issued to the German “Gebirgstruppen”, or Mountain Infantry, where the metal plate on the left side of the butt was used to keep the stock from harm while using the rifle for assistance in climbing.
For more info (including the quote) see pages 223 to 225 of Robert Balls, “MAUSER Military Rifles of the World” Fifth Edition:
“The German Model 33/40 Carbine has always been a highly prized addition to any Mauser Collection”.