Karabiner 98 Kurz
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Karabiner 98 Kurz



First Produced


Country Of Origin

Nazi Germany




7.92x57mm IS

Max. Effective Range

500 m (547 yd) (with iron sights)800+ m (875 yd) (with optics)


3.7 kg (8.2 lb)


1,110 mm (43.70 in)

Date of Production




Kar98k (Karabiner 98k)Edit

The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) was a bolt-action rifle adopted as the standard infantry rifle in 1935 by the German Wehrmacht, and was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles.

Usage in the Call of Duty gamesEdit

The Kar98k rifle is the German Wehrmacht's main weapon of choice in the series, and is therefore seen more often than most other German weapons. It is a quite powerful and accurate weapon, capable of killing an enemy soldier in just one shot. However, it has a very slow rate of fire due to its bolt-action mechanism, which is why one would want either a pistol, semi-automatic rifle, or other weapon to back up the Kar98k in a tight space or in a fight at close range. It is more common than the Allied Powers' weapons, and therefore can be a good replacement for weapons like the Red Army's Mosin-Nagant, the British Army's Lee-Enfield, or the American Army's M1 Garand. It is best used for a medium to long range style of offense, as it is not a very effective weapon in close-range, mainly due to the fact that the process of having to pull the bolt could get the user killed in a CQC battle. The Germans' sniper rifle of choice is a scoped Kar98k.

The Kar98k icon from CoD1.

The Kar98k, viewed from the side.

The Kar98k from CoD.

The Kar98k bolt-action rifle from the first Call of Duty. Shown without its scope.

The Scoped Kar98k from CoD.

The Kar98k bolt-action rifle from the first Call of Duty. Scoped variant is shown.

Kar98k (Finest Hour)

Kar98k Unscoped from Call of Duty: Finest Hour.

Kar98k CoD2

The standard Kar98k from Call of Duty 2.

Kar98k, scoped. CoD2

The Scoped Kar98k from CoD2.

Call of Duty 3 Kar98k

Call of Duty 3's Kar98k rifle.

Kar98k WaW

The unscoped Kar98k from Call of Duty: World at War.

Scoped Kar98k WaW

The Scoped Kar98k from WaW.

The Armageddon. (PaP'ed Kar98k)

The Kar98k after being placed inside of the Pack-a-Punch Machine from Nazi Zombies. Notice the unique metal camo on the gun's bolt-action mechanism and iron sights.

Kar98k from Final Fronts

The Kar98k on World at War: Final Fronts.

Scoped Kar98k from Final Fronts

Scoped Kar98k from Final Fronts.