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This Historic Austrian Video Shows Us How K98 Mausers Were Made

The German K98 rifles were built to exacting standards.

This archived video shows us the steps that it took to make one of these classic military rifles.

Watch this historic Austrian video from 1940 detailing how a Mauser K98 rifle was made.

Hands down, the standard arm of the World War II German infantryman was the Mauser K98 rifle. This tough-as-nails 8mm rifle was also quite a work of art made by gunsmithing craftsmen.

This was especially true early in the war when time and materials were more plentiful to build these robust bolt action rifles.

This historic Austrian vintage film shows us just how these rifles were made.

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This Historic Austrian Video Shows Us How K98 Mausers Were Made