H064381 K98 SLING. (K98 Trägriemen)

BACKGROUND: The development and production of German army ordnance was under the supervision of the HwaA, Heereswaffenamt, (Army Ordnance Office), which was a subsection of the OKH, Oberkommando des Heeres, (High Command of the Army), and was responsible for testing, evaluation and eventual issue of all ordnance. The HwaA would issue all ordnance to a units Quartiermeister, (Supply HQ unit/Quartermaster), which contained the units Administration, Medical, Veterinarian, and Transport officers and its main responsibility was the control of all supplies to the forward troops including all vehicle fuel, and lubricant requirements as well as animal feed and rations and ammunition and accessories. 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 all K98's were equipped with a carrying sling. Of Note: The K98 and MP38/40 slings are almost identical and are interchangeable. The main difference is the K98 sling has three stud holes and the MP38/40 sling only has two stud holes. Also the K98 has the separate leather covered steel tab, which the MP38/40 sling didn't require.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice worn and used example. Sliding strap is complete. Leather is still strong. Maker marked and dated for 1939.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $159.00

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