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Original Kar 88 (Carbine 88) in Caliber 7.92x57 (8mm Mauser)

Original Kar 88 (Carbine 88) in Caliber 7.92x57 (8mm Mauser)

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Our Price: $499.99

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Product Code: MAUS0015


Original Imperial German Kar 88 in original poor to fair condition.
The carbine has pitting and the stock was made in Ethiopia as a replacement stock 70 years ago. The carbine is in poor to fair condition. It does not have a rear sight but otherwise it is complete. This is the last one available.
These rifles have all German Imperial markings along with the markings of Emperor Minilik the 2nd. These guns were used in the Battle of Adwa in the 1890's against the Italian invaders. Stocks may have minor cracks. May be missing parts of the rear sight. A fabulous opportunity to own a truly rare piece of history! These are the last guns available. Once these guns are gone there will be no more.
Fair condition. Might have a stock crack and minor pitting.

Antique Firearms or Non Firearm Category.
These can ship directly to an adult. Proof of age is required, copy of drivers license or FFL is fine. We will ship to the address on the ID. Some state restrictions may apply.

C&R or FFL NOT REQUIRED. THIS IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE. The rifles are in fair condition.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Alll matching July 31, 2021
Reviewer: Chris P from TN  
Pleased with my 1893 Erfurt. Every numbered part is matching. All metal parts are in decent shaped. There is a unit marking on the front sight but its too worn to make it out completely. Barrel is S marked and appears good. Only negative is stock has a crack near the cross bolt which keeps it from being a five star.

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  9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 KAR88 June 9, 2020
Reviewer: Jared from Fort Laramie, WY  
Great example of the KAR88 dated "1891".  Issued to a couple different Bavarian units before Ethiopian marks.  Stock is good.  Bore is ok. Some surface rust in trigger guard and under barrel that was taken care of with boiling and buffing with fine wire wheel. Bore was coverted to  "S" but other than that original configuration.

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