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KAR98K-Yugo Rework



The Yugoslavian Karabiner 98K (Yugo Rework) is a controlled-feed bolt-action rifle based off the Mauser M98 design. The K98 was designated as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht (Unified armed forces of Nazi Germany) chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser and has most of the same features as a standard Mauser. The German K98K started seeing production in the mid 1930’s. The K98, unlike its predecessor, the Gewehr 98, has a turned down bolt handle instead of a straight one. Which makes it easier to quickly operate the bolt. This rifle also can allow optics to be mounted directly above the receiver. The metal parts on the receiver were “blued,” an anti-corrosive procedure that resulted in the metal receiving a bluish black tint. After 1944, parkerizing was introduced as a more effective treatment and was implemented on most of these rifles.

The Yugoslavian KAR98K can be identified via the markings on the left side of the barrel, on top of the barrel, under the rear sight, the bottom of the trigger guard, the bolt, and the cartridge ejector. The Yugo K98 receivers were stamped with a national crest, indicating that the rifle was reworked in Yugoslavia. This particular rifle started as a German manufactured rifle, which is indicated by several waffenamts located throughout different parts of the rifle, such as on the right side of the rifle, under the rear sight.

The Yugoslavian KAR98K operates with a manual of arms that is comparable to a standard Mauser.

Origin: Germany / Yugoslavia
Manufactured: 1930's - 1940's
Manufacturer: Mauser

Type: Bolt-Action Rifle

Caliber: 7.92x57mm Mauser
Barrel Length: 600mm (23.62")
Action: Bolt Action

Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds


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