Mauser Gewehr 98

$499.00

Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin German Empire
Service history
In service 1898–1935
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Paul Mauser
Designed 1895
Manufacturer MauserDeutsche Waffen und MunitionsfabrikenHaenelSauer & Sohn, Waffenwerke Oberspree, V. Chr. Schilling Co., Simson, Imperial Arsenals of AmbergDanzigErfurtLeipzig, and Spandau
Produced 1898–1918
No. built 9,000,000+[1]
Variants K98a, K98b, kar98 az (used by Stürmtruppen in World War 1)
Specifications
Mass 4.09 kg (9.0 lb) with empty magazine Gewehr 98
3.50 kg (7.7 lb) Karabiner 98a
Length 1,250 mm (49.2 in) Gewehr 98
1,090 mm (42.9 in) Karabiner 98a
Barrel length 740 mm (29.1 in) Gewehr 98
590 mm (23.2 in) Karabiner 98a

Cartridge M/88 until 1903, 7.92×57mm Mauser later
Action Bolt action
Rate of fire 15 rounds/minute
Muzzle velocity 639 m/s (2,096 ft/s) with M/88
878 m/s (2,881 ft/s) with 1903 pattern 9.9 g (154 gr) ball ammunition
Effective firing range 500 m (550 yd) (with iron sights)
≥800 m (870 yd) (with optics)
Maximum firing range 3,735 m (4,080 yd) with S Patrone
Feed system 5 round stripper clips in an internal box magazine
Sights Iron sights
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