German WWII Mauser 98k Rifle, byf/43 Code


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Adopted on June 21st, 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht, it
was standard issue until the end of WWII. Officially known as the Karabiner 98k (kurz,
meaning “short”), it is a bolt-action rifle chambered in 8mm Mauser (7.92 x 57) and having
an internal 5-round magazine. Millions were made before the end of the war and many
were captured and sold around the world to other countries after the war. As a result very
few are still in their original unaltered condition with matching numbers. This example has
non-matching numbers, but is profusely marked with waffenamts. Receiver marked “byf”
for Mauser factory production and “43″ for 1943. One-piece stock as opposed to the later
laminated stock. Front sight without hood, adjustable rear sight to 2000 meters. Retains
the bayonet lug, which was eliminated with the 1944 “Kriegsmodell”. Cleaning rod absent.
Shows much use with corrosion to metal parts; stock is sound with scattered scratches and
dents and a few small slivers missing; bore fair-good. No visible import marks but there
appears to be a faint “X” stamp on the left side of the receiver ring, indicating Russian
capture. Many of these were refurbished in the 1940’s and 50’s and the Russian arsenals
made no effort to number match the parts. Must be shipped to Curio and Relic license
holder or FFL in buyer’s state of residence. Buyer must provide a copy of the license
before we can ship the rifle. We have other WWI and WWII firearms available which are
not listed on the website. Contact us if you are interested.