1916 Dated Danzig

G98 Mauser

in 8mm (7.92x57)


This is a pretty 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) and the buttplate. The bolt has all matching numbers. The beech (possibly birch) stock is sound with the usual dents and dings and has some nice curl in the butt area. The exposed metal has turned shinny grey or brown. The bore is very good with good rifling. I would rate it about 8 out of 10. Bolt locks up tight. Still has the original cleaning rod. It is not import marked.

The bad stuff: (see pictures below)

There is some pitting where water must have puddled under the wood in various places. Nothing active or deep enough to cause concern when firing it. The stock, being beech (or birch), has two age checks. One in front of the ejection cutout and one in the lower wrist. Both are sound. There is a chip out behind the bolt ramp which seems to be fairly typical of these rifles.

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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Now for the bad stuff.