Mauser 98 Sporter
Mauser 98 Sporter 8mm Mauser w/ Sear Block Safety C&R
Up for auction is a sporterized Mauser 98 chambered for 8mm Mauser. The bore shows some wear of the rifling and some minor frosting of the grooves. The blued finish is in good condition with some minor wear and browning from patina. There is a safety on the left side of the stock above the trigger area that is a manual sear block safety. The bolt retains the original cocking piece block safety. The barrel measures about 19 ½ inches from crown to receiver. The receiver has scope mount bases on the front and rear receiver ring. The wood stock is in good condition with some minor surface wear from use. The grip and forend feature hand checkering that is still sharp. The forend tip is shaped with a schnable design. The recoil pad is a ½” Pachmeyr. The action cycles well.
The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98, or M98) is a German bolt-action rifle made by Mauser, firing cartridges from a five-round internal clip-loaded magazine. It was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k, a shorter weapon using the same basic design. The Gewehr 98 action, using a stripper clip loaded with the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge, successfully combined and improved several bolt-action engineering concepts which were soon adopted by many other countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, and Japan. The Gewehr 98 replaced the earlier Gewehr 1888 as the main German service rifle. It first saw combat in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion and was the main German infantry service rifle of World War I. The Gewehr 98 saw further military use by the Ottoman Empire and Nationalist Spain.
THIS ITEM IS AS PICTURED WITH NO FURTHER ATTACHMENTS
Metal Condition: Good condition, minor wear from use
Stock/Grips Condition: Good condition, surface wear present and softened checkering
Bore: Good condition, shows wear of rifling and frosting of grooves
Action: Functions as designed
Curios & Relic Eligible: YES