Karabiner 98k ( aka Kar98K)

Stanard Issue German Bolt Action Rifle

Category:
weapon (ranged)
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Description:

Aspect: No Firearm in history has killed more people

Ammo: 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge (5 round magazine)

Damage: +1

Bio:

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 World War II in 1945. Millions were captured by the Soviets at the conclusion of World War II and the Soviet Union gave them as military aid widely. The Karabiner 98k therefore continues to appear in conflicts across the world as they are taken out of storage during times of strife.

The Karabiner 98k is a controlled-feed bolt-action rifle based on the Mauser M 98 system. Its internal magazine could be loaded with five 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridges from a stripper clip or one-by-one. The straight bolt handle found on the Gewehr 98 bolt was replaced by a turned-down bolt handle on the Karabiner 98k. This change made it easier to rapidly operate the bolt, reduced the amount the handle projected beyond the receiver, and enabled mounting of aiming optics directly above the receiver on the Karabiner 98k. Each rifle was furnished with a short length of cleaning rod, fitted through the bayonet stud. The joined rods from 3 rifles provided one full-length cleaning rod.

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Karabiner 98k ( aka Kar98K)

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