The Nazi Eagle, both with and without an associated inspector number, appears on rifles produced in the Nazi era.
These two marking types are found stamped on various individual parts depending on when and in which factory
the rifle was manufactured.
The Totenkopf (Death’s Head) was affixed to a small number of rifles that were intended for use by special ‘SS’ troops.
The mark shown here was stamped on the barrel on the left side immediately ahead of the receiver. The Deaths Head
was sometimes applied to the underside of the stock immediately behind the trigger guard in the underside of the
Of special interest are some sniper rifles that have the original long-eye-relief system; the famous ZF-41 models with
the long-eye-relief scope mount built into the rear sight base. Some sniper rifle models have high-turret mounts and
while others have the German long claw-type mounts’. The long-claw type is shown here.
All rifles have been factory overhauled and preserved in military storage since mid-1945. Now to comply with U.S.
insurance regulations, all rifles are torn-down, re-examined, cleaned and tested for fit, function, appearance and
completeness. All rifles are provided with American Owner’s Manuals that include all the required U.S. Government
Separately, American reprints of original German Mauser Operators Manual and separate Soldier’s Training Manuals
for K98’s dated 1936 are available.
Original German accessories that were intended to be issued with the rifles during WWII are also at hand.
Mauser rifles are prized the world over for their strength, reliability and legendary accuracy. When the historical
pedigree of these particular rifles is considered, they become doubly valuable. Over time prices will go up. Mitchell highly
recommends getting the K98k now, while selection and availability are good.