German Karabiner 98K (Kar98K) 8×57 Mauser “duv” 1941 Berlin-Lübecker

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German Kar98K “duv” production code – 1941 – Excellent Condition.

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German Kar98K
Condition EXCELLENT
duv Production code – Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik
Nearly all matching serial numbers
Extremeley low serial number
1941 Production Year

The K98K for sale is the K98K pictured. Pictures are of the item and the condition it is in. This Kar98K is in excellent condition for its age. The stock appears to be matching (See photos) and retains much of its original finish with not many blemishes or dings to report. The metal finish is also in great shape. We noted the rifle has lots of blue finish intact with only light scratches and no major surface rust or patina to report. The barrel looked great with a nice shine and mirror like finish. We did not see any active rust or any pits. The bolt and bolt face look excellent and contribute to a nice smooth action. Nearly all serial numbers match. This K98K is coded “duv” which indicates it was manufactured by  Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik. It also has a corresponding 41 mark indicating it was made in 1941. Our records indicate that the “duv” code was only used from 1940-1943. In additional the serial number has a prefix of “W” indicating its batch.

Matching #’s: Receiver, bolt, Extractor, Magazine floor plate, stock,

Not matching – Bolt sleeve, Front barrel band

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 5 in

Markings

“duv” – Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik
41 – 1941 Production Year
8x57IS
“W” serial number prefix – batch information
4-digit serial number
Eagle over N – Bolt , receiver, barrel – Nitro proofed
Munich Proof house – Barrel

German Karabiner 98 Kurz History: The Kar98K is arguably one of the most infamous and sought-after German military weapons in the world. This rifle goes by many nicknames which include and are not limited to: ( Karabiner 98K, Kar98K, K98K) What is interesting is this rifle is often confused for the “K98” which really is a reference to the Polish K98AZ & K98A, a similiar rifle but not quite the same. The Poles were  not the only nation to produce Karabiner 98 derivitives and copies. Austria (part of Germany) along with Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia also produce copies.

This rifle served the entire length of WWII and even in many nations after the war. It is iconic for shortening the overall length of the world famous Gewehr 98 rifle and firing the powerful and accurate 8mm Mauser (7.92×57). The rifle fought alongside fully automatic weapons and semi automatic weapons. It was interesting because much of the German military wanted to advance to the autoloading platforms however, German leadership prevented this in many aspects. As a result  this may have had some influecne on the German defeat in WWII and many of these K98 rifles were captured by the Soviet Russian forces and their Eastern allies. Many of those rifles were scrubbed of their German orgins and rebuilt. Many of these rifles were put into storage or given as military aid; because of this the rifle saw some use after WWII and are still used by honnor guards in Germany today. Austria even rebuilt these into special sniper rifle versions. Interestingly enough the Kar98K was actually given to Israel as War repreations and the rifles were rechambered for 7.62×51 NATO however many of the Germany markings were not scrubbed, unlike what the Russians did. As stated, the Kar98K is likely the most well known and desired Mauser rifle especially within the 98 family. It utilizes the smooth and incredibly strong Mauser 1898 action but shrinks it into a nice compact carbine size. The rifle uses an internal magazine that can be loaded via single feed or stripper clip. The rifle has a bolt hold oppen feature to let the user know they are out of aumition. These rifles turned down the straight bolt knob that were used commonly on Gew98 rifles and VZ 24s.  The rifles went through a series of stock designs. Prior to WWII the rifles were solid one piece stocks which later became laminated to save manufacturing time. At one point even plywood laminate stocks were used as they resisted warping and did not require the same maturing process.  Kar98 stocks are sought after for their beuty and high quality crafstmanship they have a wide variety of woods which indlude German Oak, walnut, beechl laminate and even elm. Late in the war effort when Germany began losing momentum and numbers the famous Kriegsmodell was made . It was a simplified war model of the K98K and was made to speed up production and output of the rifle. Bayonet lugs were removed, cleaning rods were removed along iwth the dissasembly disc as the commanding powers saw maintence as a lost cause at this point. Metal and wood were finished to significantly lower standard sthan before (Originally early Mausers are seen as even higher quality than Swiss rifles… and that is saying something!) The gas hole relief was removed and drilled into the bolt guide. This is also historically where phosphating parts took over from bluing as it provided better corrosion protection and took much less time. To this day the Kar98K is still chased by collectors for its incredible display of history, with so many different models and productions a lot about WWII can be learned by examing one of these rifles. The rifles are still popular for sport shooting and hunting around the world.

  • M+M Import Marking bottom of barrel
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German Karabiner 98K (Kar98K) 8×57 Mauser “duv” 1941 Berlin-Lübecker

$2,750.00

German Kar98K “duv” production code – 1941 – Excellent Condition.

Out of stock

Want to be notified when this product is back in stock?

German Kar98K
Condition EXCELLENT
duv Production code – Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik
Nearly all matching serial numbers
Extremeley low serial number
1941 Production Year

The K98K for sale is the K98K pictured. Pictures are of the item and the condition it is in. This Kar98K is in excellent condition for its age. The stock appears to be matching (See photos) and retains much of its original finish with not many blemishes or dings to report. The metal finish is also in great shape. We noted the rifle has lots of blue finish intact with only light scratches and no major surface rust or patina to report. The barrel looked great with a nice shine and mirror like finish. We did not see any active rust or any pits. The bolt and bolt face look excellent and contribute to a nice smooth action. Nearly all serial numbers match. This K98K is coded “duv” which indicates it was manufactured by  Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik. It also has a corresponding 41 mark indicating it was made in 1941. Our records indicate that the “duv” code was only used from 1940-1943. In additional the serial number has a prefix of “W” indicating its batch.

Matching #’s: Receiver, bolt, Extractor, Magazine floor plate, stock,

Not matching – Bolt sleeve, Front barrel band

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 5 in

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