Leather Shoulder Sling

The sling has two important devices associated with it to make it function properly. The first is a sling keeper, which is a metal plate covered with leather with a brass stud, designed to hold one end of the sling and keep it from slipping through the slot in the stock. The other device is a simple brass stud that is used to attach the sling to itself to make an adjustable loop at the forward end. To install the sling, proceed as follows First, install the sling keeper on the rear end of the...

Modern Optional Accessories

You may now purchase the following newly designed accessories for your rifle. They will permit you to selectively modernize your rifle for hunting purposes and then restore your rifle to its original military configuration any time you please. 1. Long eye-relief scope mount This mount fits securely into the base of the rear sight and requires no gunsmithing. You can do it yourself and you won't alter your rifle. Just follow the detailed instructions that come with it. It replaces the ranging...

Safety Lever Functions

Your rifle has one of the most advanced safety mechanisms in existence, even today. It is generally recognized that no other rifle safety is as good, no matter the brand or the cost. The safety lever is located on the top rear of the bolt. It has three positions full left, middle and full right. 1. Fully safe position Same as the 'full right' position. With the lever easily swung over to the full right position, the rifle cannot be fired, and the bolt cannot be opened. The rifle is fully safe....

Unloading Your Rifle

If you change your mind and choose not to shoot, just follow these simple instructions. Keep the rifle pointed safely down range. Raise the safety lever to the vertical position. If the rifle is not cocked, lift the bolt handle first, then put the safety on. Open the bolt and extract the loaded round. If there are cartridges in the magazine, you may unload the magazine by cycling all cartridges with the bolt while the safety lever is still in the vertical position. Just cycle the bolt for as...

Mauser k Model Parts Identification

Mauser Splittegning

This illustration is intended to identify all exterior component parts for easy reference as you go through this owners manual in detail. Visible Firing Pin Cocking Indicator Visible Firing Pin Cocking Indicator on your purchase of a very special rifle. The rifle you have is more than 50 years old and, at the same time, is a like-new . . . Collector Grade Rifle Your rifle has matching serial numbers on all numbered parts of the rifle. This is rare in the history of gun collecting and especially...

Little Mauser History

Much has been written about the genius of Paul Mauser and his brother Wilhelm and their invention of the famous Mauser rifle. It is the forerunner of virtually every modern bolt action rifle made in the 20th Century. Many books have been written about Mauser rifles. Even today, most bolt action rifles are based on the principles of the Mauser brothers, regardless of the brand. Your rifle is a Mauser 98k Model 48 rifle that was built near the end of W.W.II and, as a result, it never saw actual...

Disassemble and Clean the Bolt

Mauser Bolt Cocking Sleeve

The preservative grease inside the bolt will cause the rifle to fail to fire. To clean the bolt, you must become knowledgeable about its disassembly and reassembly. You may require some help here as this is somewhat difficult it requires some strength in your hands and you are dealing with a very powerful firing pin spring, so pay careful attention . a. Check the position of the safety lever. It should be in the vertical upright position. If it isn't, put the bolt back in the rifle and close...

Characteristics and General Description of your Rifle

The Mauser 98k Model M48 is a shoulder mounted, trigger actuated, striker fired, magazine fed, bolt action rifle. It is designed to be fired from the shoulder only not in any other position, whether standing, sitting or prone. The rifle is equipped with features that were standard for the time and are still considered 'advanced' today. It has, for example, 'controlled round feeding', a long, heavy claw extractor, two heavy-duty front locking lugs and an additional safety lug built into the rear...

Unload your rifle and remove all ammo from the area

Rifles are shipped with the bolt already removed. Point the rifle in a safe direction. Put the safety lever in the vertical upright position. If the rifle is not cocked, lift the bolt handle first, then put the safety on. Open the bolt and pull it to the rear. It will stop against the bolt-stop. On the left side of the rear part of the receiver is a spring loaded, hinged, release lever, which will release the bolt stop. It swings from the front, being hinged in the rear....