WW1 GERMAN G98 RIFLE DATED 1916 DE-ACTIVATED
The G98 was the standard issue rifle for the German Armed Forces during WW1. This rifle is marked WAFFENWERKE OBERSPREE KORNBUSCH &Co 1916 which is clearly marked on the top of the bolt carriage.
The rifle is in excellent condition, all marks and stamps remain clear and intact. There is some light bruising and chips on the woodwork here and there commensurate with the rifles age. The woodwork is a nice light walnut colour. There is no ramrod. The barrel is fitted with the rare cap cover.
The rifle cocks and dry fires, the sight deploys correctly. The butt has a Jewish star with the letter B stamped in the middle this may mean that the rifle was sold to the newly formed Israeli Army after WW2 which would account for its excellent condition.
This rifle is legal to own in WA, If you are considering purchasing this item please check with you Police licensing authority in your state or territory before purchasing.
G98 rifles are much rarer than the 303 rifles and deactivated examples are rarely seen as live firer's are expensive.