The Karabiner 98 kurz, also known as the Kar98k, is a bolt-action rifle that was adopted by the German Wehermacht as their standard service rifle in 1935. Chambered for the 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge, it remained the primary German service rifle until millions of them were captured by the Soviets in 1945 at the end of WWII.
Developed in 1934 for a new military rifle, the Kar98k was noted for its reliability, accuracy, and range of up to 550 yards with iron sights. It is a controlled-fed bolt-action rifle that can take up to 5 cartridges of 7.92x57mm Mauser via a stripper clip or one-by-one. After they were seized by the Soviets, they were redistributed as military aid and continue to surface in conflicts today.