WW2 German Mauser 98k Russian Capture Code "Dot 44"
Back in the early days before the Russian Captured (RC) German 98k's dried up from the surplus market, some of the nicest examples were imported by importer "Tennessee Guns". This example is one of those rifles. This one started out built in the German controlled Czech arsenal in 1944, and it shows the code marking of "DOT" used by the Germans to hide the maker's identity. After the end of WW2, many 98k's were captured by the Soviet forces and went through a refurbishment program. The rifles were sorted, and repaired and then refinished as needed. While typically the original German era part numbers do not match on RC 98k's the Soviets did renumber the important parts with electro pencils to match. This example is all matching to the Soviet numbers, shows a nice solid walnut stock, and a dead on Minty Bore! While the Soviets did not issue the RC 98k's with sight hoods and cleaning rods, this example has had both of those accessories added to it, as well as a very nice reproduction sling to round out the package. The quality of the work done at the various Soviet repair depots who refurbished 98k's varies and some of the work is a bit crude. This example is one of the nicest RC's we have seen! You won't be disappointed with this historic rifle that has both WW2 history, as well as the added cold war history of their use in the former Soviet Union.