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Our Price: $649.99

Quantity in Stock:9
Product Code: MAUS0009


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

Rifles are complete and functional but expect varying degrees of bluing wear ( some heavy, some less ) , and stocks with dents, dings, scratches, dings, gouges, and discoloration from service use, handling and storage. Further concerning the stocks, most stocks are made of laminated wood but some may have small cracks and/or in some cases even a little trench art. We have not found any that are broken or unsafe to use as these have all been sorted out by the importer. You can expect a good solid shooter. However, we have done a thorough inspection on these and there are a lot of exceptions to that rule as many are quite nice so the cosmetic condition is pretty much all over the place. 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 10 from any particular group. Now remember, the more rifles that sell, and the more hand selects are drawn from the lot, the lower the standard for the hand select will be even though it will still be the best of 10. As such, the early bird gets the worm so to speak on the best of the hand selects.

Some stocks may possibly have trench art (field carvings) in the stocks as represented in one of the images above. We are not disqualifying these carvings from hand selects as these are prized by some collectors and many consider this field art extremely desirable. We also do not disqualify a slight repairable crack in the stock from qualifying as a hand select as the rifle may be head and shoulders above the others in its group otherwise. This is a must for every collector.


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