THIS IS A 42 BYF (MAUSER) “BLACK WIDOW” NAZI GERMAN LUGER RIG, 9MM. THE LUGER IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. ALL ORIGINAL, NUMBER MATCHING, VERY GOOD BORE AND GRIPS, MECHANICALLY CORRECT AND TIGHT. THE RIG CONSISTS OF THE LUGER, 2 ORIGINAL NAZI MARKED FXO MAGAZINES, 1 ORIGINAL NAZI MARKED HOLSTER AND 1 ORIGINAL NAZI MARKED LOADING TOO. A VERY NICE WWII “BLACK WIDOW” GERMAN LUGER RIG.
This is a very good example of a mid-WWII German 98K rifle manufactured by the Mauser Werke in Oberndorf. The receiver ring is marked with the “eagle/135” acceptance proof over “byf/ 42”. The left side of the receiver and barrel are marked with a single “eagle/swastika” firing proof and the left side the receiver side wall is stamped “Mod.98” in small block letters. It has the earlier style all milled components: barrel bands, trigger guard and floor plate. It has the correct mid-war style bolt with a rib on the side. It is fitted with a correct laminated stock and hand guard with a single “eagle/WaA” 135 proof on the right side and a smaller proof inside the pistol grip behind the trigger guard. It is fitted with a cupped steel butt plate. The barrel has the standard fixed front sight with the military tangent rear sight graduated to 2,000 meters. All the various visible serial numbers are matching. It is complete with an original WWII leather sling, cleaning rod and front sight cover.
In excellent minty condition we have a very clean well marked all matching byf42 coded,1942 production Mauser Oberndorf made K98k Service Rifle. This rifle is factory original in all respects and is completely matching. It came out of the woodwork and was a WW2 vet bring back. It has not been duffle cut and the bore is mint. The stock is very crisply cartouche and this is one of the cleanest mid war 98k’s that we have had in a long time, and I can assure you that I would have no problem adding this one to my own collection. This is one of the last rifles that Mauser made with all milled parts and it is the classic mid war example of the Mauser 98k. It also has a very nice original wartime sling as well.
Finding a mint matching 98k rifle is much harder than finding a nice all matching Luger, many were brought back after the war but most of those rifles were turned into more useful deer rifles, by modifying or converting into sporting rifles. Today, finding a clean example such as this is not an easy thing to do as most have been in collections for years and rarely surface
Karabiner 98 kurz (“carbine 98 short”), often abbreviated Kar98k or K98k and often incorrectly referred to as a “K98” (which was a Polish carbine), is a bolt-action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted on 21 June 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht. It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of the war in 1945. Millions were captured by the Soviets at the conclusion of World War II and were widely distributed as military aid. The Karabiner 98k therefore continues to appear in conflicts across the world as they are taken out of storage during times of strife.
Mass or weight: 3.7–4.1 kg (8.2–9.0 lb)
Length: 1,110 mm (43.70 in)
Barrel length: 600 mm (23.62 in)
Cartridge: 7.92×57mm Mauser
Muzzle velocity: 760 m/s (2,493 ft/s)
Effective firing range: 500 m (550 yard) with iron sights ≥1,000 m (1,090 yd) with telescopic sight
Maximum firing range: 4,700 m (5,140 yd) with S.S. Patrone
Feed system: 5-round stripper clip, internal magazine
Sights: Iron sights or telescopic sight.