H025968 K98 RUBBER MUZZLE COVER. (Rohrmündung Kappe)

BACKGROUND: The K98 rifle evolved from the WWI Mauser Gew 98 model with slight modifications. The main modification was the shortening of the rifle. Due to restrictions of the Versailles Treaty the K98, wasn’t actual produced in Germany until 1934, although the Mauser company had licensed out production rights to other European countries. When issued the K98 came accompanied with assorted accessory items including a sling, a cleaning rod, a M34 cleaning kit and a protective muzzle cover. Originally the muzzle covers were constructed in tooled steel but they proved impractical as the muzzle cap had to be folded back into the open position before the rifle could be fired. This problem was overcome with the introduction of rubber muzzle covers which could be shot off in the case of immediate use. After the introduction of the rubber muzzle covers the manufacture of the earlier steel covers was discontinued.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 12mm tall, 18mm diameter, molded dark grey rubber construction muzzle cover for the K98. The exterior of cover has three, evenly spaced, embossed vertical ribs for ease of handling and the interior has horizontal ribbing to help to secure it on the K98 muzzle.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $19.00

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