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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a WWII German Kar 98k rifle. Shoots a 7.92 MM round. Also pictured are some original war time K98k ammo pouches dated 1942. Picked those up for $10 at a gun show. The serial numbers don't match on the rifle. Which means this is a captured fire arm and was refurbished. Still has many of the orignal eagle and swastikas.This gun is a great shooter!


  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    You might already know this, but I thought I’d check my list of German ordnance codes for your receiver. “dot” is the code for Waffenwerke Brunn, Brunn plant, Czechoslovakia.
  2. Driewer Driewer, 5 years ago
    Yes Chris I didnt know what plant, My gun guy told me when I bought it. All I remembered was Czechoslovakia haha

    Its a mis matched rifle, But is definitely my favorite to shoot!

    Thanks Chris!
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    Nice piece. Hard to find anything that isn't mismatched anymore. Makes me wonder what the muzzle velocity of this cannon was. It would sure stop anything in it's path.
  4. Driewer Driewer, 5 years ago
    Thanks! I froget what its velocity, I would like to say 2900fts I could be wrong. Alot of these old military rifles are pretty powerful!
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    I believe 2900 fps is what the old Vz23 military ammo with the 154 grain bullet did. To compare, the US Military round of the same era was the M1 Ball round, which was a 150 grain bullet traveling 2800 fps.

    Commercial 7.92 ammo you might be shooting now varies, but most of it is not loaded as “hot” as the military stuff.
  6. Driewer Driewer, 5 years ago
    I'm not sure what grain I'm shooting, I have some Yugo military ammo on stripper clips dated 1956. Then I shoot some Greek ammo, Dated 1940.

  7. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    If your shooting military surplus, you may be hitting similar velocities. The vz47 round came out with a heavier bullet, with a corresponding loss in velocity.

    I reload my own ammo, and I'm geeky enough to have a ballistic chronograph. My 7.92mm hand loads hit about 2400 fps, but I shoot the WWI 98 Gewehr and not the 98K, so I don't want to shoot anything too hot in it.

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