German Mauser rifle Karabiner 98k, aka 98 or Mauser Kar 98k, played a key role in the Second World War. It was a rifle bolt mechanism and a deposit of 5 cartridges.
A mid-30s, Hitler had been tendered to the various arms factories to develop a new rifle, more in line with the type of "lightning" war that would take place. Therefore, a shorter and lighter than the Mauser 98 with which Germany fought in World War weapon was needed. two projects of the Mauser and Sauer signatures were presented, but ultimately chose the Mauser Karabiner 98k. In 1940 he became the service weapon of the Wehrmacht and by 1945 had been built about 14 million units. The rate of fire of the gun is about 10 to 13 rounds per minute. It was almost as accurate as the Mosin-Nagant Soviet and somewhat shorter.