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Mauser Gewehr 98 Run And Gun (The Perfect Rifle)


– [Voiceover] Hey guys,
this is Alex C with TFBTV, and for today’s Run and
Gun we’re going to be featuring a Gewehr 98, produced in 1901. This is a very old
Mauser 98, and I must say I’ve been looking forward
to this Run and Gun for a long time. This is actually one of my
favorite, if not my favorite rifle of all time, but don’t
just take my word for it. Ian Hogg, who you might recognize as being one of the greatest firearm
historians of all time said it was Mauser’s masterpiece. Every little impovement
that Mauser could think of, all sorts of little tiny
details, were added together and they formed what you may call the ultimate bolt action system. And even today, companies are still making rifles with that bolt action. There’s just something about the Mauser. When ammo was cheap back in the day, Well, 762 by 54 R today is kind
of the cheap surplus round, but when I was younger,
it was eight milimeter. Everyone was buying
surplus Mausers out of big barrels at surplus shops and all that, and it’s just hard not to like these. They’re very smooth cycling. So many countries made
them, about 100 million were actually made, and if
you count sporting models and variants of the Mauser,
that number is much higher. Loading them is also very fast and simple. Paul Mauser invented the
stripper clip, and it was introduced in the ’89
model Belgian Mauser, but you can see how quickly you can throw five rounds in it, as
opposed to the Lebel, where you have to painstakingly
insert each round, which is a real pain. Of course a famous derivative seen here is a Karabiner 98 kurz, employed by the Germans in World War Two, but we’re taking a look at
a World War One model here. And I did mention that
sporting rifles today are basically Mauser derivatives. This Kimber 8400, you can
see the influence here. It’s a bridged rifle. Obviously they amended
the stripper clip guide, but it’s easy to see where
Mauser has influenced everything in the way of bolt action rifles today, but let’s load up and take
it to the Run and Gun course. We’re going to shoot 25 shots
with a total of four reloads. So let’s see how it performs. All right guys, here we go with the Imperial Gewehr 98 rifle. Let’s see how it does on the course. (clicking) (gun fires) (clicking) (gun fires) All right, guys, so let’s go down range and talk about it a little bit. All right guys, so that run went okay. I did miss one. I pulled one pretty hard. I could definitely feel
it when I was doing it. I guess I got a little jumpy
when I was standing up, but everything on the Gewehr
98 just really works well. From the way it shoulders
all the way up to, there’s simple things like the safety, and even the way I was
manipulating the stripper clips as you’ve seen in past Run and Guns where I used stripper clips,
everything on this is just so well thought out and very
smooth, very easy to operate. But I’ll put the total
hits versus misses here, and let’s go talk about it a
little bit more in the room. So 24 hits, one miss. I just said this was the
perfect rifle and then I had a miss, but I
guess hey, that happens to everybody every now and then. But still, to most people,
these will just kind of be a bolt action rifle,
but to me they represent the best of what a bolt
action rifle can be. I don’t like the Gewehr 98 sights, I like the later improved sights without the rollercoaster on them. The rollercoaster sights do
a great job kind of blocking what’s to the left and
right of your target with those large protrusions,
and then the front’s just a simple front sight
post that’s not hooded. The K98ks have a better sight setup. But if you want to learn
more about the Mauser 98, CN Arsenal has done a
video where they really do a great job telling about
the history of the rifle, the development, the designer
Paul Mauser and everything. I’ll link to that in the
description, but at this point I’d like to thank you guys for watching and I’d like to thank Ventura Munitions, our ammunition sponsor, for helping us out with the cost of ammo. Hope you enjoyed the video, guys, and we’ll see you next time. (gun fires)

100 thoughts on “Mauser Gewehr 98 Run And Gun (The Perfect Rifle)

  1. Hey Alex, I doubt I'll get a response, but I've been in the market for a Mauser and I don't know whether I should get a Swedish of a Yugo Mauser. Which do you think is better? Or are they both great?

  2. I heard these were rare even back then because the Germans melted these down or recycled then to future variants. only seen 3 available online that command huge prices. any tips finding more?

  3. Hey I have a German k98 made in 1937 all matching number barrel in great shape over all good condition however someone and stripped the blueing off and tried to stain the stock didn't pay but 80 for it can anyone tell me if it's worth anything thanks

  4. i have learned the error of my ways. i recently was able to shoot a mauser. and it is the greatest bolt action i have ever fired. i may like mosins but damn. does that mauser run smooth

  5. Gew 98 and Kar98K my favorite bar none. My 1917 Oberndorf Gew 98 is accurate beyond belief. With 198gr. sS. Ammo it's flat trajectory is hard to beat.

  6. While I prefer the Lee Enfield No. IV Mk III a little bit more than the Mauser 98, there is no doubt that Mauser made much better stripper clips than the Lee Enfield did. If you watch this video than the Enfield video, then you can easily see the difference. If I take my Enfield to the range, then I usually don't even use the stripper clips at all. They are just that frustrating, that it's better to load them individually.

  7. Guys I need some help. I'm interested in buying a Mauser and I went to my local pawn shop where he had a couple. One was a Chinese 8mm with a big 68 stamped on the top. I assumed this meant it was made in 1968 but I can't find any info saying that they made any at that time. Then the other one is a Hungarian in 6.5mm with 1943 on the side. I would like to know which one is the better buy as they're the same price.

  8. I have a couple of questions. I heard the minimun sight distance is 400 meters. If so, did you have to aim very low to hit your target? Also, if I'm looking to buy one, where would be a good place to look? Would one might show up at a Cabela's store?

  9. Where can I get one? I heard German made ones are tough to get. I went to a massive gunshow yesterday, and the closest thing there was a Turkish version.

  10. Што блядь за реклама машины?
    Лучше бы снимал куда попадает, ну и оператор!

  11. Hard to beat the original. I somewhat prefer the K98K because it is a little handier, but of course i need one of these too. Great video

  12. It feeds with clips. That means it's stupid. You should cut it open and convert it to feed from detachable box mags.

    this is sarcasm. I wish there were more rifles that you could feed with stripper clips. It gives the gun character.

  13. ……. I saw that adrenaline flinch… gotta dull that down. Place yourself in extreme situations and refine your body other than muscle memory. That's how you survive a fight.

  14. Just imagine an entire german regiment opening fire on charching frogs with these rifles in the summur of 1914

  15. I just noticed i had ne re subscribed to your channel. So i just now fixed that. Good videos. As always.

  16. So what mausers are going to be the best in terms of quality and refinement? Pre-war, post-war, WW1, WW2?

  17. Fun fact: Mauser sued the United States because the Springfield was an unlicensed Mauser copy and the United States was forced to pay royalties.

  18. I love my "Mauser." I picked up a good condition, Turkish-made ANKARA Gewehr 98 right after my 18th birthday for around $300. Best purchase I ever made. It's truly a great rifle, even if it isn't a real "Mauser," but I digress.

  19. (The perfect rifle)? For WW1 rifles give me a #1 mk3 Lee Enfield any day, but preferably a #4 mk2, with all the advantages PLUS much better sights.

  20. Big question that will affect future purchase, I own a kar98k made in 44 captured by the Yugoslavians, is the gewehr 98 more accurate despite being produced roughly 40 years before mine? I figured the longer barrel is what would make it more accurate but did the Germans improve the grooves in the rifle for the kar98? Plus I assume the gewehr has more range? And they're both 7.92 so I won't have to waste ammo

  21. Girls be like
    Any bolt action rifle ever: Is it a K98 Kurz?
    Any semi or full auto rifle: Is that an AK-47/M16?
    Any light, medium or heavy machine gun: Is that a Browning/MG42?
    Any pistol: Is it the Desert Eagle?

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