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List Price: $799.99
Our Price: $699.99

Quantity in Stock:4
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 30-50% 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: 16 Write a review »

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3 of 5 Interesting Rifle September 2, 2022
Reviewer: Alex from TX  
Really wanted one of these rifles and wish restored numbers matching was available as I would get one. The rifle I received is probably in fair condition at best, there's some rust and looks like more waiting under the wood, bit of pitting, barrel is completely dark (may cleanup though), quite a bit of wood separation on the butt stock, not numbers matching, and no cleaning rod. Also no sight hood which I thought was supposed to be included from what was said in video. Packaging was great as well as shipping time. Overall, don't know I would have bought it if I would have seen it in person but hopefully it cleans up.

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3 of 5 CZECH K98K 8MM MAUSER RIFLE dot 1945 (ETHIOPIAN) July 9, 2022
Reviewer: JAY V from ST AUGUSTINE, FL United States  
I ordered one just for the fact it was unique with the St George coin in the stock,primarily the whole purpose of collecting the rifle. Received the rifle - coin emblem was unrecognizable. If I owned RTI , I would not have sent this one out for sale without specific pictures of it. However - having dealt with RTI before and recognizing the   outstanding work they are trying to do in preserving marital history -reading reviews  I saw Jeff from Washington (I'm sure not D.C.!!!) review post and reached out to RTI for replacement. After $40 to ship it back INSIDE FLORIDA and MANY emails back and forth from RTI to me stating "its shipping out ..( fill in the  blank .)..  I received a replacement stock yesterday which is outstanding , satisfying the whole purpose for which I obtained this particular piece. A bit of advice to RTI.. First, perhaps hire a few more employees, Second ,don't ship obvious junk out to your clients.In conclusion , Keep up the good work. Will buy from again.

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4 of 5 Fair to good is a little generous May 23, 2022
Reviewer: Brady from Kentucky  
When I received my rifle it had a broken stock, it came with a extra but it's also cracked due to the crossbolt in the stock being set back, it can be repaired but it's going to be a big job. The safety was broken and stuck on fire. I contacted them about getting a good stock and a bolt, they said they're sending them I haven't got a shipping notification or anything. Overall I like the gun it cleaned up decent but I'd preferred it to have been in better condition mechanically I was looking for a shooter.

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5 of 5 K98 SWP45 - Disappointment Resolved April 8, 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 that cleaned up to moderate pitting.  The bore had much rust, dirt, and other fouling.  After significant scrubbing, I could make out rifling the entire length (except for one side).  


I should have contacted RTI first before just leaving a review.  I was contacted by them and asked if I would like a replacement.  I agreed and the replacement rifle was as advertised.  It had the expected wear, but was definitely in "good" condition.  I am very pleased with the replacement rifle an outstanding customer service.  If anyone has issues or questions, I urge you to contact them first as they are more than willing to work with your product concerns.

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5 of 5 Ethiopian Contract K98 February 21, 2022
Reviewer: Ethan from Georgia  
Admittedly, when I first saw these I was skeptical. I was even more skeptical when I couldn’t choose hand select as an option. So I ordered the regular, no options selected rifle. I was pretty blown away. Decent stock with only a few knicks or gouges. Bore has plenty of life and strong rifling. Mismatched bolt but decent bluing, and it’s a late war style bolt so I lucked out there. I don’t know if they read order requests for non hand select rifles but I requested a bore over anything at all possible. No rust, just lots of dirt and old oil caked with dirt. Very happy with this purchase so far.

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