The weapon has a bolt-action and uses ×57mm ammunition (referred to as 8mm Mauser). It has an effective range of about 800 metres, but when fitted with a high-quality rifle scope, its range increases to 1,000 metres. The K98k has a five-round internal magazine and is loaded from a five-round stripper clip that is inserted into a slot in front of the opened bolt and pushed into the magazine with the thumb. The empty stripper clip is then ejected from the gun when the bolt is pushed forward into position. A trench magazine was also produced that could be attached to the bottom of the internal magazine by removing the floor plate, increasing capacity to 20 rounds, although it still required loading with the clips. Over 14 million of these rifles were produced by various manufacturers. However, this number includes versions of the weapon other than the K98k , such as the Czech vz-24. From 1950 to 1965, Yugoslavia produced a near-carbon copy of the K98k called the Model 1948, which differed only from the German rifle in that it had the shorter bolt-action of the Model 1924 series of Mauser rifles. In addition, in 1943, the Spaniards were manufacturing a slightly modified version, but with a straight bolt handle.
and 2 cm Flak Crew Manual - WW2 Era Issue
Handbuch für Den Flakartilleristen (Der Kanonier) , Handbook for the Flak Artillery Crew (The Cannonier). Dated 1941, 8th Improved Edition. Paperback, 67 pages. This manual is a translation of parts of the 1941 Handbook for the Flak Artillery. The only sections contained herein are the basics for each gun, and the detailed descriptions of the tasks for each crewmember during setup and firing. It does not contain the artillery geometry, theory, communication, or aircraft recognition sections of the original 204 page manual.
Please reference "Flak Crew" on your order.
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Chest Rig for the Type 63 Rifle
These are original Mag and Ammo Chest bandoleers for the Type 63 PLA Chinese troops. Bandoleer has 6 mag pockets and 4 grenade pockets. Mag pockets were designed for the AK 20 Round mags, these hold other mags as well as ammo on stripper clips. We have tired FAL and M14 (as well as similar mags) mags. Metal belt buckle has the PLA star for all to see. Chest bandoler has shoulder rigs as well as adjustible girth. A great addition to any Communist Chinese collection. These can be used with AK or SKS ammo on stripper clips for ease of carry in field use. Another David's Collectibles hard to find collectible.