I just aquired this rifle and know very little about it. Can someone give me a brief lesson? Is this the K98? What round does it chamber? I belive it is 7.92x57...and is this ammo readily available. Anything to be aware of?
Hi, Your ?'s in order. It's not a K98 It's a G24t. It is a 8mm Mauser .323 bore 8x57Js. You can't buy ammo at Wally World but you can buy it from dozens of sponsers and members. If your not going to shoot a bunch I recomend privi partisan or wolf Gold. These rifles are controlled round feed you must push the cartridge down in the magazine before putting it in the chamber. Also the safety will not move unless the rifle is cocked and they c*ck on opening. These guns are set at 200 meters so if your plinking behind the barn at short range it's gonna shoot high. If you are going to strip the rifle down you will need to be careful when lifting the handguard off. They have strong springs that clamp the handguard to the barrel and a screw that must be removed by the rear sight. Also when you are lifting/pushing it up/off the rear sight must be raised and the handguard turned 90 degree's to clear the sight. It's better to leave it on the rifle than to split your matching hanguard in two. All the best. Sunfish
These are desireable rifles, and if matching, they go for good money. If not matching (the only numbered parts are the bolt, stock, receiver, barrel) they are still some of the higher quality wartime German rifles. Good find.