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Owner’s Manual
for the

Care and Use of




The Legendary

German Mauser 98K of WWII
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8mm Mauser Caliber

Mauser: the Crown Jewel of Bolt Action Rifles!


This Owner’s Manual should always accompany the rifle and be
transferred with it upon change of ownership. Become thoroughly
knowledgeable with the instructions contained here and review the
entire booklet each time you intend to use your rifle.


This rifle must be thoroughly cleaned before use.


Copyright© 2006 by Mitchell Manufacturing Corp. Rev 0.9 All rights reserved.

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sight alone; to move it in its groove. It is a dove-tailed friction fit and it will
not move easily. However, not much movement will be required to make
even large adjustments. Movement of the sight should only be done by
using a small brass tool (rod) and tap the rod with a hammer using only light
blows. Be sure of what you are doing. Do not scar or damage your rifle.

To move the impact point to the left, move the front sight to the right.
To move the impact point to the right, move the front sight to the left. Just
remember that slight movement of the sight means a lot of movement of the
impact point out at 100 meters. Your rifle will be very accurate right out of
the box. Do not adjust windage unless really necessary.

We suggest you limit yourself to what is comfortable for your eyes as
far as distance is concerned. If you’re tired, boozy or distracted, forget
about shooting. Come back when you’re alert, focused and ready to
perform up to the ability designed into your rifle.



The Correct Sight Picture:
The rear sight has a ‘V’ notch, and the front sight

has an inverted ‘V’ post. Simply match them up and
make sure they are level and centered; the front in the
rear and level. That forms the correct sight picture.
The inverted ‘V’ post centered in the rear ‘V’ notch of
the rear sight is the correct (and only) sight picture you
should use.



Trigger:
Your rifle has a two stage ‘military’ trigger designed for safety and

reliability. It requires that you practice with it to know it well. Its first
‘stage’ is simply a take-up stage and the second stage is the firing stage.
You’ll feel the trigger come to a definite firmness after you take-up the first
stage and as you feel the firmness, you feel the trigger ‘break’, firing the
rifle. To be as accurate as the rifle, you must learn the trigger and know
when it will fire. It is simple and easy to learn, but it does require practice.
If you shoot for group size, trigger control is paramount. Your rifle will
perform, but only as well as you are able to hold it.

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German Mauser K98 Rifle


Firing:
Your rifle is designed to fire only the 8mm Mauser cartridge. It is

readily available and can be purchased where you bought the rifle.

Your rifle is a shoulder fired rifle and requires the use of two hands. It
should not be fired in any other way. Grasp the semi-pistol grip in your
right hand, and with your left hand, grasp the rifle as far forward as is
comfortable for you. Bring the buttstock firmly to your shoulder and as
high as is comfortable. You want to get a secure ‘weld’ between the stock
and your cheekbone. In this way you have full control of the rifle and will
be the most accurate. Remember, control is everything.

You must be certain of your target before you shoot. You must
know where your bullet will go before you shoot, even if you miss, because
you can’t call it back. Your bullet is very powerful and, depending on the
type you choose to use, can have very high penetrating characteristics. You
must be sure of the backstop for your bullet because you may shoot right
through your target and hit something you weren’t intending to hit.

Hit or miss, the responsibility is yours. Be sure of what you are doing.


Government Safety Warnings:

WARNING
Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas,
cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may
result in exposures to lead and other substances
known to the State of California to cause birth
defects, reproductive harm, and other serious
physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all
times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.



NOTICE
If you leave a loaded firearm where a child
obtains and improperly uses it, you may be
fined or sent to prison or both.

In light of everything contained in this manual, keep three things in mind:

1. Be safe! 2. Be careful! 3. Have fun!

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German Mauser K98 Rifle
With the spring depressed, gently tap the band forward, using a brass
punch or a wooden block to make sure you do not scratch anything.
Tap it completely off and remove it. It is not difficult.

4. Release the tool compressing the spring and lift the spring out.

5. Tap the rear barrel band off just like the front one. BE CAREFUL not
to scratch the wood. You may have to tap a little on one side and then a
little on the other side.

6. The Upper Handguard will fall away when the rear barrel band is
removed.

7. Remove the Trigger Guard/Magazine Well. It is held in place by two
large screws and two locking screws. Remove the locking screws and
remember where they came from. They are NOT interchangeable. The
front lock screw goes only in the front locking hole and the rear lock
screw only goes in the rear-locking hole. Remove the front and rear
screws from the trigger guard.

Grasp the trigger guard and lift it out of the stock. It will come straight
out. Lift the stock away from the action and barrel. It will lift right off.
If it is tight, wiggle it back and forth as you lift.

8. Separate the stock from the barreled action, if they haven’t already
fallen apart. There is a steel cylindrical spacer associated with the rear
trigger guard screw inside the rear screw hole in the stock. Do NOT
lose it! It is vital for accuracy. The equivalent front spacer is actually
‘built-in’ to the front of the trigger guard; therefore you can’t lose it.

If you wish, you may take out the trigger assembly. Do so by driving out the
trigger hinge pin around which the trigger ‘rotates’. Naturally it doesn’t
‘rotate’ very much, about 10 degrees. The hinge pin comes out easily but
still must be driven out with a small punch.

Once out, the trigger frame and assembly will literally fall out of the
receiver; it is that well designed. It has a small coil spring that lives in a
small cavity in the trigger frame. The spring is small and easy to lose. It is
also expensive to replace so be careful. The spring is the trigger return
spring. Without it the rifle will fail.

Congratulations…you have now stripped the Mauser Model K98.

To Reassemble, simply reverse the procedure.

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