In excellent condition, all matching down to the screws, we have a scarce and hard to find early production 1940 dated J.P. Sauer assembled K98k Service Rifle. J.P. Sauer & Sohn was at the top of a pyramid of Suhl Gunmakers who all participated jointly in 98k production. These small gun makers provided various parts while the production of some parts and final assembly took Place at the J.P. Sauer Plant. Among collectors Sauer Coded rifles are extremely sought after. The cartouches on the rifle are quite visible on this attractive laminated stock. The bore is mint and the rifle is a great example of a very desirable maker early production K98k. Today, almost all early nice Mauser rifles such as this are tightly held in collections are rarely surface for sale and this is right out of our private reserve stock.
When you ponder the fact that this rifle was around since 1940, you realize that it was in action through out almost the entire war, it may have been through the invasion of France and the Soviet Uniton, it may have seen action with the Afrika Corps. Finding matching nice K98k rifles is much harder than finding a nice Luger because many of these rifles were not matching when brought back and a large number were “sporterized” into deer rifles. There are not that many floating around espeically the Pre 1940 examples. The history that this rifle saw makes it a very important memento of WW2.