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Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k was the standard weapon of the German infantery in the Second World War. The Karabiner 98k is a pepeating rifle. It means that after every shot it is necessary to load manual the next projectile from the magazine. The Karabiner 98k is a shortened version of the Mauser rifle 98. The Mauser rifle 98 was 1.25 m long and the Karabiner 98k is 1.11 m long. The letter k stands for the German word "kurz" (English: short). The repeating system Mauser is until today the best of the world. The Karabiner 98k could also be provided with a sight and then it could be used as a sniper rifle.

Technical data about the Karabiner 98k
Type of weapon Repeating rifle
Manufacturer Mauser
Caliber 7.92 mm
Total mass 4 kg
Overall length 1.11 m
Magazine 5 projectiles
Muzzle speed 745 m/s

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Last Update: 15.12.2004