SOLD FOR: $1026
Make: Waffen Werke Brunn. In 1943 “dot” was the wartime code for Waffen Werke Brunn in occupied Czechoslovakia.
Serial Number: 9960
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the left side of the rear sight base reads “GERMANY” in small text. The top of the receiver is marked “dot”, with an “eagle / 63” inspection stamp and “1943”. The left side of the receiver is marked with an “eagle / swastika”, with the serial number, and “Mod. 98”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked with an “eagle / swastika”. The bolt body is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number and with an “eagle” inspection stamp. The left side of the nosecap, left side of the barrel band and the bottom metal (twice) are each marked with the serial number. The bottom metal is also marked with 2 “eagle” inspection stamps. The German K98 sling buckle is marked “L&F”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 23 3/4 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set atop a raised base. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade attached to a sliding sight escalator marked from “1-20”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The laminate stock has a pistol grip, scallop for the bolt handle, nosecap with bayonet lug, hole for the included cleaning rod, barrel band with sling bar, through bolt, domed washer, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate shows scratches, discoloration from oxidation and light surface erosion. The stock hardware shows scapes and discoloration from oxidation. The left side of the butt shows partially filled surface repair. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches & compression marks. Several have damaged small portions of surface wood. Most of these marks have been oiled over. The LOP measures 13 1/8 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 to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The muzzle & grooves are dark. The rifling is deep; shallow at the muzzle. There is erosion in the bore. It is more prominent at the muzzle and in the grooves.
Overall Condition: The receiver has been treated with cold blue. This rifle retains about 75% of its current metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, scratches and discoloration from oxidation. The bolt shows operational wear. The screw heads show use. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very 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: The rifle comes with a leather K98 sling.
Our Assessment: This German K98 was made during WWII at Waffen Werke Brunn in occupied Czechoslovakia. At some point the rifle was rebuilt. Its K98 bolt assembly has been replaced but many of the metal parts are original and are marked with the serial number. The rifle has seen some use but still has clear markings including “eagle / swastika” stamps. The markings add to its history. This K98 will add to your Mauser or WWII collection. Good luck.