Mauser Karbiner 98 Version 2.5 for a contest. Sorry if the format seems confusing, I am new to this new Mocpages feature.
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Hello folks, I'm back. Well anyway, I have updated all my current weapons, not new ones as of yet. I present the Karbiner 98 version 2.5. It features some minor improvements in color, and design, and major improvements in structural integrity and strength. Not only that, THERE IS NO TAPE!
The Mauser 98K, or Karbiner, is a bolt-action used by Nazi German during WWII. It's predecessor, the Mauser 98, was longer, and heavier. Although nearly exactly the same, the K Variant was easier to handle , and was shortened. It however remained as deadly as ever. With maximum ranges of 1000 yards, this rifle towers over all of it's class. Even today, the Mauser 98k remains a legend, and it's bolt-action design has been copied by nearly every major country.
Here is the rifle itself, on a stand.
Laying down for an aerial shot.
Ok, now I will move on to details. First is the stock, which has not changed very much since the last version. It has gone through some color correction, replacing the greys and blacks with browns and blacks. Just so you know, tan parts are not the most common thing, and I have no money for bricklink.com.
Here is the receiver, bolt, and trigger mechanisms. If you notice, the rifle's grip is a bunch of black and greys. What lacks in correct color, and parts, it's accuracy to the real weapon is very high. I recently went to a museum, and compared this photo, to the real thing, and I assure you, this grip is very realistic. I also believe this method I which I built the grip on, is fairly new, so if you want to make a bolt action rifle grip, here is a perfect example on how to create one. There is no major difference in this picture from the last version of this rifle, other than color.
Here is the barrel, and the sights, not much to say, other than the sights are tangent sights, which can be adjusted depending on weather, or range. No major difference from the old one.
Here we move onto the barrel sleeve, if you notice the sleeve is the slant right on the top of the rifle. My last version was sloping down a bit too steep. I changed it, so the slant to constant, and has no sudden drops, or slants. Other improvements include color, and design strengthening.
Here is part of the barrel, and the sleeve. Only changes in color, and strength have been made. This area is missing the commonly used Mauser bayonet hook at the end of the sleeve. I tried to make it, but it makes the weapon look funny, so I left it out, and just used that stack of black bricks where it goes.
The end of the barrel, with the foresight, and cleaning rod. I used to make the mistake of calling the cleaning rod, as the bayonet attachment prong, but I finally realized my mistake. The rod does not come out. Only color has been changed to all black here.
Looking from the top, is the stock.
The bolt, and receiver.
Sight and barrel sleeve
Barrel sleeve again.
Barrel end, and foresight.
Now we move on to features. Here is the rear tangent sight. Which can adjust for windage, range, or elevation.
Here is the improved foresight, which has the inverted U cover. The last version did not have that.
Side shot with the Bolt's handle.
The other side, if you look closely at the end, you'll notice the clip for the rifle sling. Nor rifle sling as of now.
Here is the end of the bolt, with the rifle grip, and the trigger, and the bolt handle. The trigger actually works, using rubber bands, and technic pins.
Now looking at the bolt itself. The following pictures are operating instructions.
First lift the bolt handle up.
Pull back, the German 7.92mm round should clip onto the end of the bolt. (Tis is not included in this model.)
Here is a shot of how it should look like. I just noticed I did not take the picture of putting the bolt back in place, so I'll tell you, push the bolt back into the receiver, and push the handle back down into it's orriginal position.
Here is some crappy bullets. I am still working on a design, so sit tight. My last version had a 1:1 scale bullet, but it had tape, so I will not present it.
Now here are the tangent sights.
To raise the sight, push the circular base forward. (This does not actually work, I am just moving parts around.
Up a little more. This is about the maximum range of 1200 yards. Most battles usually take place at only 300 yards where the human eye is visually at its max.
Here is an underside shot of the stock.
The rest of the rifle in an underside shot.
Aerial pictures of one side, where the bolt handle is located
The other side.
A right handed first person view.
First person looking down the sight.
Bolt operation. I have already explained it, so No need to type about it after this.
Now onto the bolt. Here I have removed it from the rifle.
The whole thing
Looking from the back.
If you notice, that flag thing is the safety mechanism, the rifle bolt is currently in safety, but the bolt can be moved. FYI, the flag safety is pointing up.
The bolt is now locked, pointing left.
The rifle is ready to fire.
Some side shots
The final shot is the sing strap clip. Thank you for viewing this MOC
I love your Kar98K. Looks AWSOME!!! Anyway, I'm trying to build a working Kar98K aswell but cant quite get my head round how to make the actual bolt action mechanism so that the whole gun works like a real one. Could you please give me some help!!!!!
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Not half bad. There Are a few minor details that should be worked out. Do you have a mauser of your own ? Or are you going of of pics or memory. I have one and it really helps your mind grasp the feel of it.(its like building a ship w/out spending some time on it. Check out my mauser!
you made a very very nice mauser kar98. i like this idea's very much,bob. you are a great rifle-model builder. its very creative,and no tape,but why are some of your other guns covered in tape? cuz they are weak?or do you want to make them shine? please try to make a rubberband firing kar43. plz review my guns. thanks.
Hey, its Alex, this is the first think I have seen from you in a while. Its great, I would give it a 4.8 but I cant so I rounded it off, I relly liked the gun in call of duty 2. Do you have an X-box 360 and live? cause if you do I could play you at COD2. E-mail me.