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Old 08-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Before we forget:The Mauser K 98

We all know this rifle, we all know it's leggendary story.We all know it can be considered as the REAL father of all bolt-action rifles.

Yes, I'm talking about the Mauser K 98, even known as Kar 98.Solid(Cold Steel and Wood),reliable(The best bolt mechanism ever made and used), accurate(with proper sights/optics 900m can be easely reached), powerfull(8mm Mauser(7,92x57...a real beast).It was widely copied, converted and widely used by many countries till nowadays(over 17 millions has been produced, much more than the M16).

I'm wondering why a new Kar 98 was never been designed nor produced(The K98 was produced from 1935-1945 by the Nazi Germany).If we don't take in consideration its infamous fate (Nazi usage), there is no other reason for not bringing its design (and its name name) to a new level, including its presence on the modern battlefields(by serving as a sniper rifle).Mauser still produces a kind of an upgraded version of the rifle (the M98) but it is just a hunter rifle, not what it was suppose/deserves to be:A modern sniper rifle.

For those who still think that this rifle is too ''antiquate'' to be re-used just take this in consideration:

Let's say that someone has a Dragunov (which was manufactured today and is chambered in 7,62x54r).He shot you.Your high-level-military-made body armor was not pierced.Then the same person who shot takes the Mauser K 98,chambered in 7,92x57r).He shot.The body armor has just being pierced and you're dying.Yes, it can still pierce even the best/newest high-tech body armor...

I personally tried an original Kar 98(the Swatikas were etched and still visible) and the Yugo M48.Trust me:It deserves to rise from the ashes.

Am I the only one who thinks this way?Should they work on the kar 98 design?What would you suggest to bring it back to its glory?

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Well mauser is making k98 it just not k98 it just like. Just with upgardes they went in hunting rifle and that all they make is high class hunting rifle. U can buy yogo near for 200 bucks or go mauser website and pay 1000 for new m9 witch new verson same gun

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But there have been a few sporting rifles almost identical to the M98 produced over the years.
Parker Hale
Interarms Mark X
Winchester Model 70 (pre 64)
Husqvarna
Browning FN
Herters J9
just to name a few.
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My favorite rifle is my k98. With reloads its as accurate as any modern day rifle.

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The Parker Hale (Mauser made action)
Interams X (FN made)
Husqvarna (1947, 10,000 Receivers were purchase from FN, built on from 1947 to 1962, less then 800 per year, Came out w/ small ring '98 1900 line afterwards, Large ring after that)
FN (Browning or not)
Herters (FN Receivers)
were all true '98 actions built on original equipment of eqaul copies.

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i think that everyone, without exception, that has copied the mauser action has done it better than mauser. i think thats a big reason you dont see it.

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Just picked up a M48 of the yugo type, great old rifle and it has a long history and intresting too

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We all know this rifle, we all know it's leggendary story.We all know it can be considered as the REAL father of all bolt-action rifles.

Yes, I'm talking about the Mauser K 98, even known as Kar 98.Solid(Cold Steel and Wood),reliable(The best bolt mechanism ever made and used), accurate(with proper sights/optics 900m can be easely reached), powerfull(8mm Mauser(7,92x57...a real beast).It was widely copied, converted and widely used by many countries till nowadays(over 17 millions has been produced, much more than the M16).

I'm wondering why a new Kar 98 was never been designed nor produced(The K98 was produced from 1935-1945 by the Nazi Germany).If we don't take in consideration its infamous fate (Nazi usage), there is no other reason for not bringing its design (and its name name) to a new level, including its presence on the modern battlefields(by serving as a sniper rifle).Mauser still produces a kind of an upgraded version of the rifle (the M98) but it is just a hunter rifle, not what it was suppose/deserves to be:A modern sniper rifle.

For those who still think that this rifle is too ''antiquate'' to be re-used just take this in consideration:

Let's say that someone has a Dragunov (which was manufactured today and is chambered in 7,62x54r).He shot you.Your high-level-military-made body armor was not pierced.Then the same person who shot takes the Mauser K 98,chambered in 7,92x57r).He shot.The body armor has just being pierced and you're dying.Yes, it can still pierce even the best/newest high-tech body armor...

I personally tried an original Kar 98(the Swatikas were etched and still visible) and the Yugo M48.Trust me:It deserves to rise from the ashes.

Am I the only one who thinks this way?Should they work on the kar 98 design?What would you suggest to bring it back to its glory?
I am going to argue with you on one & one point only, (The best bolt mechanism ever made and used) In strength I will give it to Mauser, In ease of operation I am going to give that one to Enfield, that`s all I got
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