GEW 98 Rifle WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A-G OBERNDORF A/N 1916/ 1920

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GEW 98 Rifle WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A-G OBERNDORF A/N 1916/ 1920

GEW 98 Rifle WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A-G OBERNDORF A/N 1916/ 1920  in excellent condition as arsenal rebuilt and reissued in 1920…Rifle is not matching which is typical of reworked rifles…There are no import stamps and the rifle retains packing grease coating on most parts…A fine example of the post WW1 German GEW 98 reissued rifle that is possibly a Spanish Civil War rifle since, according to a couple of sources, the stock stamp is a Spanish military acceptance proof.

For sale or Trades considered for vintage Rolex, Tudor and other watches, US Airborne and Special Forces artifacts, etc…Email or call me for details.
Check my web site for more weapons from this collection…Available for examination in my store By Appointment.

Please note: There are NO SALES via PayPal for Firearms and Ammunition…Payment can be made via Credit Card, Cash or Check…PayPal is accepted for all other sales…All Federal, State and Local Laws apply to sales of firearms which require a current valid FFL or Curio and Relics license to purchase.

Link to a detailed history of this weapon:

Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany
The Weimar Republic, the successor state to the German Empire, implemented a program designed to update their remaining supplies of Gewehr 98 rifles for the Reichswehr in the years following World War I. Rifles allowed into service with the early Weimar security forces were stamped with a “1920” marking on their receiver ring. Further updates to Weimar-era Gewehr 98’s often included the replacement of the Lange Visier rear sight with a standard Karabiner 98k-style rear sight, a hole cut through the side of the stock to accommodate a Karabiner 98k-style side mounted sling system and sometimes a shortening of the barrel to Karabiner 98k length. Many were also given a turned-down bolt handle, replacing the original straight bolt handle style. Rifles that received these later modifications will often have both Weimar-era and Nazi markings, and “S/42” stamped on the rear sight base. Some of these rifles saw use in World War II but mostly in second line units because the shortened and improved Karabiner 98k was the standard issue rifle by that time. Gewehr 98s were also sometimes stripped for their receivers and Karabiner 98k rifles were built on those receivers. Some German police officers were seen using Gewehr 98s as the Allies entered Germany in the final months of the war.
Additionally, Adolf Hitler initially chose to outfit his elite Schutzstaffel (SS) bodyguard units with modified Gewehr 98 rifles. Those rifles obtained by the SS normally had their original markings fully or partially removed and replaced with stylized Totenkopf markings.
The Volkssturm (“People’s Militia”) also made use of the Gewehr 98, out of all their mixed arsenal the Gewehr 98 was probably the best since it used standard 7.92×57mm IS rounds and a man trained on a Karabiner 98k could transition over to the Gewehr 98 easily since the actions of both rifles were the same.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewehr_98

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GEW 98 Rifle WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A-G OBERNDORF A/N 1916/ 1920 in excellent condition as arsenal rebuilt and reissued in 1920…Rifle is not matching which is typical of reworked rifles…There are no import stamps and the rifle retains packing grease coating on most parts…A fine example of the post WW1 German GEW 98 reissued rifle that is possibly a Spanish Civil War rifle since, according to a couple of sources, the stock stamp is a Spanish military acceptance proof.

For sale or Trades considered for vintage Rolex, Tudor and other watches, US Airborne and Special Forces artifacts, etc…Email or call me for details.
Check my web site for more weapons from this collection…Available for examination in my store By Appointment.

Please note: There are NO SALES via PayPal for Firearms and Ammunition…Payment can be made via Credit Card, Cash or Check…PayPal is accepted for all other sales…All Federal, State and Local Laws apply to sales of firearms which require a current valid FFL or Curio and Relics license to purchase.

Link to a detailed history of this weapon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewehr_98

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs