H084976 K98 OILER. (98K Öler)

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 all K98's and other bolt action rifles were accompanied with a M34 cleaning kit which was introduced in 1934. The M34 cleaning kit contained a selection of cleaning and maintenance items including the K98 oiler.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 10cm tall, 20mm diameter, cylindrical, metal construction, oiler for the K98 rifle. The oiler features an extended, tapered, spring action tip to the top edge with an inset slotted steel fitting to release the oil on the weapon. The bottom of the oiler has an embossed cross-hatched diamond pattern, removable screw cap with a central push button. The central push button allows air into the oiler to help release the oil from the top tip and the removable screw cap allows the oiler to be refilled. The top edge of the oiler also has a has an embossed cross-hatched diamond pattern, removable screw cap and both of the original leather washers are intact.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $29.00

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