Mauser Rifles Disassembly & Reassembly Guide
Mauser Rifles K98 M48 & All Variants
• The only current printed manual that includes information on ALL models.
• Easy to use -- Comb binding lies open and flat on your work surface.
• 16 pages & 30+ high-resolution grayscale images.
• Cardstock cover. Bright white paper.
Exploded Part Diagram
(47 parts and descriptions)
- Clear Rifle
- Remove Bolt
- Bayonet Lug
- Barrel Bands
- Bayonet Lug
- Magazine Floorplate
- Magazine Follower
- Trigger Guard
- Floorplate Catch
- Upper Handguard
- Bolt Latch
- Sear Pin
- Trigger Pin
- Trigger Assembly
- Recoil Lug Assembly
- Rear Sight
- COMPLETE BOLT
- Bolt Reassemlby
- How to Re-Cock the Bolt
Excerpt from this Guide:
A Brief history of the Mauser K98k and M48
Based on the success of the
Mauser Gewehr 98 long rifle (Gew 98), adopted by the German Army in 1898
and used throughout World War I, there was a demand for a shorter
version that could be used by cavalry and stormtroop units. The
Karabiner 98 Kurz (carbine 98 short) was developed in the 1930’s from
the standard rifle-length Karabiner 98b and was adopted by Nazi Germany
in 1935. This would become the standard rifle for the German army,
navy, and airforce until the end of World War II commonly known as the
K98k, Kar98, or Mauser 98k.
Over 14 million of these
rifles were produced by various manufacturers. However, this number
includes versions of the rifle other than the K98k, such as the Czech
In 1900, Springfield Armory paid Mauser $200,000 to incorporate the action into the US 1903 Springfield.
From 1950 to 1965,
Yugoslavia’s Zavodi Crvena Zastava factory (Red Banner Works)
manufactured almost an exact clone of the 98k. The Model 1948, has a
shorter bolt-action found on the Model 1924 Mauser rifles. The M48 was
manufactured with all milled parts. The M48A has a stamped magazine
floorplate and trigger guard. The M48B was made with additional stamped
In 1953, the Spanish were
manufacturing a slightly modified version, but with a straight bolt
handle. CZ and FN also produced new K98k rifles after the war, many of
which were assembled from leftover German parts.
With a little research you
will quickly find that there are a few dozen other countries that have
produced Mauser type rifles. Argentina, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, China,
Iran, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, and Venezuela have also
benefited from Paul and Wilhelm’s Mauser’s inventive genius.
The Mauser 98 series rifle is the longest serving combat rifle