View Full Version : Help identifying Mauser rifle

February 11, 2000, 07:53 PM
I was given an old Mauser rifle that I think predates WW 2. There are no dates on it, but what distinguishes it from others I've seen is the stacking hook under the muzzle. It's carbine length and has a turned down bolt, and is 8mm. Could this be a WW 1 K98A carbine?


James K
February 11, 2000, 11:29 PM
Hi, Noban,

It sounds like a 98a. What are the receiver ring markings? The 98a has a front sight with curced sideguards, and a bayonet lug almost at the end of the barrel.


February 12, 2000, 12:49 AM
Hi Jim - I don't see any markings on the receiver except for "K98". Yes the front sight guards are curved and the bayo lug is where you stated. What I have noticed upon closer inspection is that the receiver, butt plate and stock all have matching numbers. This rifle was in a closet of an older fellow who recently passed away, and God only knows how long he had it and where it came from. His widow was kind enough to give it to me.

February 12, 2000, 12:59 AM
Moving topic over to Harley Nolden's Institute for Firearms Research forum.

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