Wednesday, May 1, 2013

1938 Luftwaffe K98k

The rifle was assembled by Mauser Borsigwalde just prior to the outbreak of WWII and has managed to survive in original condition.  This particular rifle has a very uncommon feature; the original matching cleaning rod.

This rifle may have been captured and stashed away at the beginning of the war, or perhaps sat in a flak bunker until it was brought home by an allied soldier.

Rifles marked for the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine were less common than Heer marked examples but also saw extensive action.  German Fallschirmjagers who fell under Luftwaffe supply would have been issued these L marked K98k's.

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