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1941 Code jhv G98/40 Rifle
1941 Code jhv G98/40 Rifle - Serial # 1a
(Mfg by Fémáru Fegyver és Gépgyár, Budapest)

Caliber: ....................... 7.92 x 57mmJS (8mm Mauser)
Rifling: ........................ 1 turn in 10 in. (Right Hand Twist)
Barrel Length: ............. 23.6 in. (600 mm)
Overall Length: ............ 43.62 in. (1108 mm)
Weight: ....................... 8.9 lbs. (4.04 Kg)
Magazine capacity: ........ 5 rounds.
Qty Mfg: ...................... 140,000; 33,003 made in 1941 (approximately).

Source: ........................ "Bolt Action Rifles" Expanded 4th Ed., by Frank de Haas and Dr. Wayne van Zwoll, pp.51-55 ; Gunboards.com reference from Hungarian military historian Lorand Dombrady re: Qty Mfg.  

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Full length view of Gew98/40 with some typical accessories & field kit.

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Full length view of Gew98/40 with some typical accessories & field kit.

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Overview of receiver sidewall markings.

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Rear sight ramp and barrel markings.

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Rear band.  Note the bent and welded wire used for the sling loop.  Band is serialized "1".

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Muzzle, sight hood, cleaning rod and bayonet lug.

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Note the distinct receiver buttsocket of the G98/40.  Also note the Mannlicher-style bolt.

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Buttsocket and buttstock.

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Buttplate.  Note WaA 56 and the serial number, 1a.

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Stock wrist.  Note the WaA 56 stamp in the wood.

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Magazine floorplate.  Note the serial number and the WaA56.

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Magazine floorplate.  Note the floorplate release is integral to the trigger guard bow.

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Trigger guard with integral floorplate release.

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Note the serial number and WaA56 on the bayonet lug.

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Muzzle and the distinctive nosecap.

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front barrel band.

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Rear barrel band.

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Note the split-bridge of the Mannlicher-type action.

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Receiver markings.  Note the jhv maker's code for Metallwaren-Waffen und Maschinenfabrik, Budapest (HU) and the year 41, the first year of production.

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Rear sight assembly, unique to the G98/40

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Buttplate tang.

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Buttstock.  Note the stock cartouches.

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Receiver area.  Note the flattened and checkered bottom to the bolt knob.

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Note the inspector's marks on the front receiver ring and the inspection stamps on the rear sight ramp.

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