Deactivated Matching Karabiner 98 AZ Carbine SN. 4389 -
Deactivated Imperial German Karabiner 98 AZ 7.92mm Carbine. Matching numbered bolt assembly and receiver, and 1911 dated Danzig manufacture, and in excellent overall deactivated condition. Latest EU spec, so moving trigger and bolt, but non firing action. Introduced in 1908, the Karabiner 98 AZ was intended for cavalry, mountain troops and second line units, like artillerymen. It soon found favour with German `Shock Troops’ in World War One, as its short size and quick handling made it ideal for trench assaults and small raiding parties. They were taken out of service in 1923 and are now rare. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.