Lot 0317: 1937 Saurer Mauser Kar98k (Germany)
The Karabiner 98 kurz, or carbine 98 short, is a bolt action rifle that was the standard rifle of the Axis Powers in World War II. It entered service in June 1935 as standard rifle for the German Wehrmacht and was the final stage in the line of military rifles developed by Mauser.
As an image-defining element the Kar98k should not be missing in any Second World War collection.
This weapon is certainly an early production of J.P. Sauer & Sohn!
The year of production cannot be determined exactly but we expect that it will be 1937 or 1938 due to its early eagle stamping!
The weapon is definitely used and often serviced (see various stamps); therefore, the numbers do not match.
Very early example of the iconic standard German infantry weapon of World War II produced by J.P. Sauer & Sohn!
Type and Model: Kar98k
Weapon number: 3561
Year of Manufacturing: 1937 or 1938
Length: 43.6 Inch (1,110 mm)
Manufacturers: J.P. Sauer & Sohn
Weight: 8 lb 9 oz (3.9 kg.)
Barrel: 23.6 in (600 mm); four grooves; right-hand-twist
System of operation: Mauser turn Bolt System
Feed system: 5 round integral box magazine
BAIV Reference: 0132
Location: Nederweert, The Netherlands.
Condition: In good condition with nice patina.
Permits: Will come with EU deactivation certificate.
Between € 1.500 and € 2.000