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List Price: $799.99
Our Price: $699.99

Quantity in Stock:6
Product Code: MAUS0009

All Matching Serial Numbers [Add $200.00]
Cracked Stock [Subtract -$100.00]
Hand Select Overall Condition (+$100) [Add $100.00]


Rare Rare Rare,


Czech made K.98 K last war production with large winter trigger. These rifles were manufactured on German equipment in Czechoslovakia, at Brno and the Banská Bystrica plant. The codes are dot 45, swp 45 and dou 45.

The rifles were made for export to Ethiopia for the emperor Haile Selassie . The rifles are identical to the German made K.98K but instead of the NAZI eagle the rifles have the Czech lion stamped on the receiver and barrel.

Also the firearms have the “St. George” coin embedded in the stock as a symbol for Ethiopia. These guns were not known to exist. They are nowhere found in any literature.

The condition is good to very good. All rifles feature the large winter trigger magazine, a laminated stock and the late war stamped bands.

Overall we would say that these guns average about 50% of original bluing. These guns have been in Africa for 75 years and are in 100% original condition. Again these guns were not known to exist and are extremely rare. We only have a small quantity of these rifles available.

We do offer a hand select in which we will pick the best of 20 from any particular group.

This is a must for every collector.


Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 K98 SWP45 - Disappointed January 18, 2022
Reviewer: Jeff from Washington  
The description was stated as "good to very good".  I'd say that mine was "poor to fair".  The stock cleaned up well after scrubbing with oven cleaner.  The barrel was not so good.  There was a fair amount of rust under the barrel bands.  It cleaned up to moderate pitting.  The rifling was indistinguishable from the rust, dirt, and other fouling.  I must have applied solvent, scrubbed with a bore brush, and swabbed 15 times before I could make out rifling the entire length (except for one side).  Consider paying the extra hand-pick charge to get something closer to the description.

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5 of 5 Czech K98k dot 1945 December 6, 2021
Reviewer: Doug from Pennsylvania  
Ordered one of the hand select Czech K98k but requested a rifle a bore over outside condition. Took about a week to ship and a few days to arrive at my ffl. RTI more than bent over backwards for me. They sent me a rifle dot 1945 with matching numbers, has a excellent bore and the overall finish of about 80% bluing, stock with no cracks just the usual wear and tear, and crisp markings. The rifle had very little surface rust which was easy to remove. I am extremely happy with this rifle and thank you RTI.

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5 of 5 K98 swp45 January 27, 2021
Reviewer: Bill from Virginia  
Received my k98 on Saturday, after a quick cleaning, and field striping of the rifle, I’m extremely happy with my purchase; this rifle and an enfield were my first two purchases from RTI, both rifles are in great shape and I’m very happy with my overall experience. Look forward to making future purchases from here again.

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5 of 5 Worth it December 13, 2020
Reviewer: Luke from Minnesota  
I read some unhappy reviews but I went for it anyway. I wanted a another Mauser and the price was fair.  Took a week to process my order and it was delivered a week after processing.  Rifle was dirty inside and out as I expected.  Stock is solid, minor rust, blueing about 60%, barrel is pretty good after a long soaking and scrub, markings( waffenamt,lion and DOU 1945) are crisp.  A nice little project and I am very happy with the rifle and company.

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4 of 5 Good value, shooter grade November 30, 2020
Reviewer: Isaac from Indiana  
I picked up this kar98 and was pleasantly surprised with the condition considering the price I paid and some of the reviews about these ethiopian surplus guns, the top handguard piece was cracked which I don't mind too much. the gun was very rusty it took me at least half an hour to get the rust off but thankfully most of it was light surface rust. What was really cool was that this rifle had waffenamts and czech lion proof marks as well as blood stains. The bore is in good shape which is likely because the previous owner obviously didn't get much use out of it. Overall definitely a good purchase but I got lucky no doubt about it

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