RELIC of a WW1 German Gewehr 98 Rifle, a stunning piece of history, this particular example was dugup during construction works in Ypres Salient region. It is in good relic condition, the barrel is slightly bent most likely due to an explosion nearby. The gun has spent nearly 100 years in the round, taking that into consideration it is in good condition, complete with a bolt
THE GUN IS A RELIC AND UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE FIREARMS ACT IS IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS A GUN AS IT HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED BY NATURE AND RUSTED BEYOND THE PONT OF USE. THE GUN ALSO HAS A SLICE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BARRELL AND BREECH, THE BOLT HEAD HAS BEEN GRINDED OFF AND WILL NEVER FUNCTION AGAIN.
UK SALE ONLY
BUYERS MUST BE 18+
The Gewehr 98 (abbreviated G98, Gew 98 or M98) is a German bolt action rifle made by Mauser firing cartridges from a 5-round internal clip-loaded magazine. It was the German service rifle from 1898 to 1935, when it was replaced by the Karabiner 98k, a shorter weapon using the same basic design. The Gewehr 98 action, using a stripper clip loaded with the 7.92×57mm Mausercartridge, successfully combined and improved several bolt action engineering concepts which were soon adopted by many other countries including the UK, Japan, and the US. The Gewehr 98 replaced the earlier Gewehr 1888 rifle as the main German service rifle and first saw combat in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion and was the main German infantry service rifle of World War I. The Gewehr 98 saw further military use by the Ottoman Empire and Nationalist Spain.