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Tron91 05-16-2013 01:55 PM

Kar98k Origins
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Hey all,

This is my first post. I've got a question for some of you Mauser Kar98k experts out there. I'm just trying to find out where my Mauser was manufactured & which branch of the german military it would've belonged to. It's made in 1944 & it is Russian captured; that's all I know! Thank you!

- Tron

Garadex 05-16-2013 02:01 PM

I'm not a Mauser expert but I can tell you we are gonna need more info than that.

sputnik1988 05-16-2013 02:28 PM

There should be a manufacturers code on the top of the receiver.

I can tell you from your pics that its a late war stock, so it is correct, at least in that sense. Someone also went through the trouble of replacing the 'capture screws' and the sight hood.

Jpattersonnh is the man when it comes to mausers, he is usually pretty good about finding threads like this, so I'd bet he'll be along shortly.

Tron91 05-16-2013 07:50 PM

Sorry, I did take a photo of the top of the receiver, I just missed it when uploading these.

It says "dot" and then 1944 under

Jagermeister 05-16-2013 07:54 PM

dot 3665 7333aw 621959 1944 Waffen-Werke Brünn AG

Jagermeister 05-16-2013 08:01 PM

It would have been used by the bundeswehr (German Army). Common infantry rifle.

JWagner 05-16-2013 08:24 PM

"DOT" is the code for both Brno and Bruenn. Those are both the same facility; the names changed when Germany took over that bit of territory.

sputnik1988 05-16-2013 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by Jagermeister (Post 1248879)
It would have been used by the bundeswehr (German Army). Common infantry rifle.

They were known as the wehrmacht back then, specifically the Heer. With a bit of work it could look very nice. The stock is covered with a ruddy brown shellac, there are tutorials online showing how to remove it, but be careful not to use anything to aggressive.

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