G 98 Rifle Grenade firing stand

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme
Accession Number RELAWM03963
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm accessory
Place made Germany
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Rifle grenade firing stand made from steel parts. The stand consists of a four posted frame onto which a Gewehr 98 rifle was attached. The frame is attached to a square wooden baseplate which has provision for limited traverse. The rifle clamp has a simple metal elevation plate attached. The stand is painted matt grey. There are no markings.

History / Summary

This rifle grenade stand was captured by the 31st Battalion on the Somme on 8 August 1918.