Deactivated WWII Nazi K98 ZF41 Sharp Shooter Rifle

Deactivated WWII Nazi K98 ZF41 Sharp Shooter Rifle

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This is a fabulous example of a Second World War Mauser Oberndorf manufactured K98k ZF41 sharp shooter that fitted with all authentic parts as seen on this model of sniping rifle. There were three main producers of this model that are detailed in Richard D Laws book the Sniping Variations of the K98k rifle, which we have included a picture of. This example was made by Mauser "byf" in 1941 and is fitted with a very rare original Waffen stamped 135 (Mauser made) ZF41 rail mount. The mount is also genuine and is correctly marked "duv" - Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik has the correct Waffen acceptance Ealge over 214 and the K98k-ZF.41 designation. The scope was made by "cag"- Swarovski, Tyrol, Austria as a ZF41 after which it was upgrade to a ZF41/1 . The serial number of this scope 2244 is the second lowest recorded number indicating it to be a very early scope and period correct for this rifle. The scope also has a set of genuine lens rain shields.

Around six percent of all K98's were equipped with the ZF41 scopes, although it is doubtful whether anywhere near this figure was achieved. Experts have estimated that around 90,000 were ever completed during the war. They are often incorrectly referred to as "sniper" rifles, but are in fact sharpshooter carbines and are not an out and out sniping weapon, but a general aid for sharpshooters within a company or regiment.

A rare and complete example in superb condition it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired. The scope optics are a little hazy as is to be explect from an early wartime scope. Included are 5 original wartime 7.92mm rounds with clip.

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Product Code: 41SI6