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List Price: $799.99
Our Price: $699.99

Quantity in Stock:8
Product Code: MAUS0009

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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: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
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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5 of 5 DOU 45 February 2, 2022
Reviewer: Tyler from PNW  
Stunned. I ordered the hand select option but wasn't expecting the rifle to come in this great of condition. 95% blue overall. Very very strong rifling- will clean up great. Mismatched bolt but otherwise perfect for surplus standards. Czech lions and St. George coin are in great crisp condition. Purchased a VZ 52 with this rifle and I'm extremely happy with both.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
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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