Mauser 98k rifle build
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The Karabiner 98k "Mauser" (often abbreviated "K98k" or "Kar98k") was adopted in the mid 1930s and would be the most common infantry rifle in service within the German Army during World War II. The design was based on developed from the Karabiner 98b, one of carbines developed from the Model 1898 mentioned before. The K98k was first adopted by the Wehrmacht in 1935 to be the standard rifle, with many older versions being converted and shortened as well as the design itself entering production. Made by Gewehren begrenzt
In the name K98k, the first "K" stands for karabiner (carbine) and the second "k" for kurz (short). The "98" is derived from the earlier rifle's year of adoption (1898), though the carbine itself was adopted in 1935. The K98k is often confused as being the earlier Model 98 design; however, there are notable differences between them. The easiest to spot are its shorter length, and bent, rather than straight bolt handle. Less obvious are that it has different, simpler sights, and that is was a "universal rifle" for all parts of the Heer rather than having both Carbine and full length versions.
The rifle has a bolt-action and uses 7.92 x 57 mm rounds (referred to as 8 mm Mauser). It has an effective range of about 700 metres, but when fitted with a high-quality scope, its range increases to 1,000 metres. The K98k has a 5 round internal magazine and is loaded from 5 round stripper clips that are inserted into a slot in front of the opened bolt and pushed into the magazine with the thumb. The empty stripper clip is then ejected from the gun when the bolt is pushed forward into position. A trench magazine was also produced that could be attached to the bottom of the internal magazine by removing the floor plate, increasing capacity to 20 rounds, though it still required loading with 5 round stripper clips. Over 14 million of these rifles were produced by various manufacturers. However, this number includes versions of the rifle other than the K98k. From 1950 to 1965, Yugoslavia produced a near-carbon copy of the K98k called the Model 1948, which differed only from the German rifle in that it had the shorter bolt-action of the Model 1924 series of Mauser rifles. In addition, in 1953, the Spanish were manufacturing a slightly modified version, but with a straight bolt handle.

 

Weapon type Caliber (mm) Loading Length (mm) Barrel length (mm) Weight (Kg) Ammo capacity
Gewehr 98. Gew 98
7.92 x 57
Bolt
1250
740
4.2
5
Rifle 98a Kar.98a
7.92 x 57
Bolt
1100
600
3.63 5
Rifle 98b Kar.98b
7.92 x 57
Bolt
1250
740
4.01
5
Rifle 98k Kar.98k
7.92 x 57
Bolt
1110
600
3.9
5

 

Added info of Kar. 98k

 

Max range : 2700 m

Effective range : 400 - 500 m

Rise speed of bullet : 755m/s

shots per minutes : 10 naboi/min

 

Barrel : caliber 7,92mm.

Bolt: four-tact, slide-rotary, has 3 locking-lugs, two by the front of bolt bolted in vertical position; and one locking-lug by the bolt sleeve, bolted vertically. Bolt has wide extractor mounted on special ring. In the bolt body are two slots that carry away gas in case of cartridge rupture. The bolt was bent approximately 90 degrees, but it was also seen with the straight bolt. Some have speculated that the straight bolt rifles were made using stocks of old style straight bolts from the first war, and that these rifles were primarily issued to rear area troops. There is some disagreement on that since; some photographic proof does exist showing some front line troops with the straight bolt rifle.

Clip : Standard takes 5 bullets

 

Trigger mechanism :

 

Lock's :

1                         2                         3

1- locked

2- locked but you can reload rifle

3- ready to fire

 

Rifle type

Caliber (mm)

Loading

Lenght (mm)

Barrel lenght(mm)

Weight (Kg)

Magazine capacility

Rifle 98k

7.92 x 57

Bolt

1110

600

3.9

5 naboi