SOLD FOR: $2505
Make: Mauser Oberndorf. In 1944 “byf” was the wartime German code for Mauser Werke AG, Oberndorf a/N.
Restored by Miltech of Los Altos, CA.
Serial Number: 30568
Year of Manufacture: 1944
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Barrel Length: Approximately 23 3/4 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted V post set atop a ramped base and under a removable protective hood. The rear sight is a V notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The laminate stock has a pistol grip, nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the included 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 buttplate and stock hardware have been refinished. The sides of the stock show a few hairline surface cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition as refurbished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves which should clean up a bit. There is no erosion.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 9 out of 10.
Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The barrel and bolt release lever show a plum color. The metal shows a few light handling marks. The screw heads are intact. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action function 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 in a wooden display crate. It also comes with a padded rifle sleeve, leather sling, dual stripper clip pouch, oiler, paperwork from Miltech and a bayonet & scabbard.
The bayonet is a Yugoslavian Model 1948 bayonet which is based on the German K98 bayonet. The bayonet mounts the rifle properly.
Our Assessment: This WWII N@zi German K98 was made at the Mauser Oberndorf factory in Germany back in 1944. It has since been restored by Miltech of Los Altos, CA. The rifle was completely refinsihed during the restoration. Many of the markings were also restamped during the restoration. The markings include matching part numbers and German eagles. The rifle looks great and has a strong bore. The rifle comes with a wooden display crate and accessories. This is a nice K98 to add to your WWII or Military collection.
…Now go shoot something!