The Modified Gew98 Rifle

modified_g98Under the terms of the Versailles Treaty the number of rifles the German Army was limited to 84,000 Gew.98’s and 18,000 Kar.98a’s (later increased by 50,000 rifles to be used as a reserve). The German Military worked around these restrictions by assembling rifles from previously made parts and by hiding large numbers of rifles from the Versailles weapons commission.