Kar 98 k Mauser rifle
KAR 98 rifle was created, as its name indicates, in 1898 by the
German engineer Paul Mauser and very quickly it attracts the attention
of many nations which buy this weapon, such as Spain, China or
Immediately after its creation in 1898, the K98 rifle became the
standard weapon of the Wehrmacht, the Army of the German forces.
Mauser plants developped in 1935 a new version of the rifle, known
as K98 k : k for "kurz" (short in German).
Indeed, this latest version is shorter than the standard K98,
used during the first World War.
All the German soldiers who were trained before and during the
Second World War have been equipped with this gun.
Like the Lee Enfield Mark 1 No 4, K98 k could be modified to serve
as a weapon of precision shooter, while adding a rifle scope.
It was also possible to convert this rifle into a grenade launcher.
The Mauser KAR 98 k has been the reference weapon of the whole
German army, which was most often the only rifle of the soldiers
throughout the conflict. Its price was at this time of 70 marks