WW2 German Karabiner 98k Service Rifle- Deactivated
This is a deactivated WW2 German K98 Service Rifle. It was manufactured as a fully functioning firearm but has subsequently been deactivated and rendered beyond practical use. All of our deactivated firearms have been submitted to the London or Birmingham proof house for testing and certification to confirm the deactivation and that the firearms is no longer capable of discharging any projectile.
All of our deactivated firearms are available for hire for Film, TV and Theatrical performance.
Please refer to our standard terms and conditions of hire, or contact our office for further information.
The Karabiner 98 kurz 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.