Mauser G1898 Service Rifle-7.92 cal-Live Firing
This is an original Mauser G1898 Service Rifle-7.92 cal. It is a practical weapon and is fully functioning.
All weapons in this hire category are capable of firing live ammunition and are therefore strictly controlled by the UK firearms act. However, for film and theatrical use, we have adapted many of our firearms to function firing blank rounds only.
All of our practical firearms are available for hire for film, television and theatrical performance on the condition that each contract is strictly supervised by an approved and qualified company Armourer.
Please refer to our standard Terms and Conditions of hire.
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 5 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridges, 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 of World War I. The Gewehr 98 saw further military use by the Ottoman Empire and Nationalist Spain.