Mauser Kar 98k Rifle : North Vietnamese Forces
ID numberRELAWM40801
Collection typeTechnology
TitleMauser Kar 98k Rifle : North Vietnamese Forces
Object typeFirearm
Place madeGermany
Date made1944
Physical description
  • Metal
  • Wood
DescriptionMauser Kar 98k bolt action rifle. Originally a blued and polished machined steel action with a turned down bolt arm. Full laminated wood stock that has a steel packing disc in the butt and pressed steel butt plate. The breech ring is stamped 'byf' and '44' with Third Reich proof marks and 'Mod 98' on the left side. The butt is stamped with the rifle serial number and the butt plate '44 gqm'.
SummaryThis weapon was captured at the Battle of Long Tan on the 18th of August 1966 by 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.