Single shot bolt action 7.92 mm calibre rifle with internal five shot magazine, serial number 1300.
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms rifle
L1255 x W95 x H195 mm, weight 4.0 kg.
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
<Stamped on barrel at rear sight > '1300 - S'<Stamped on cartridge chamber top > 'V. CHR. SCHILLING / SUHL / 1917 / 1300 / G.E.W. 98'<Stamped on bolt > '1877'
History and use
The Gewehr 98 was the main German infantry rifle throughout the war, its strong and reliable bolt action system subsequently influencing the design of comparable American and Bristish rifles.