1917 Dated Spandau

G98 Mauser

in 8mm (7.92x57)


This is a very nice G98 rifle which are becoming scarce now. I don't really know a lot about these but I'll describe it the best I can.

 Overall it's in very good condition for the age. All numbered parts match except the bolt (which is not unusual). The bolt has all matching numbers. The beech (possibly birch) stock is sound with the usual dents and dings and has some nice figure in the butt area. The exposed metal has turned shinny grey or brown. The barrel has about 75% of the original blue left. The bands, and trigger guard/magwell plate are about 50% of the original blue. The bore is excellent with good rifling. I would rate it about 9.5 out of 10. There is some light pitting on top of the barrel forward of the handguard. Bolt locks up tight. Still has the original cleaning rod. It is not import marked. I have disassembled this rifle and found it very clean with no rust in the hidden areas.

Should be a good shooter with the proper ammo. The standard 8mm military surplus ammo and most new manufactured ammo you find on the market will work fine. I wouldn't try any hot high pressure loads in it. The pictures will tell you more.

This would be great for any Mauser collector or WW1 re-enactor.  

This gun must be shipped to a FFL or C&R holder or can purchased in person.


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