Note the muzzle of a WWI-vintage German Karabiner
98AZ behind his right shoulder.
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Caption: The Russians and Red Chinese provided the Vietcong and AVN with numbers of ex-Wehrmacht Karabiner
Mauser's "Scout" In 1935, Germany adopted the Mauser Karabiner
98k as general issue.
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In 1891 the Bulgars purchased numbers of Steyr's new Karabina Mannlicher obrazetz 1890 which were followed, shortly after the turn of the century, with additional orders for Mannlicher's improved Pushka and Karabiner
Mannlicher obrazetz 1896.
It would later be renamed Karabiner
43--"Carbine 43" in 1944, although differences between the two rifles were negligible.
In 1935, Mauser Waffenfabrik began production of a short rifle that combined features of Germany's earlier Karabiner
98AZ and the Puska vz.
Available in three models, one without karabiner
connections allowing you to use your existing hardware, and two with different sized karabiners
that allow connection to a variety of stretcher makes and models to safely and efficiently evacuate or rescue and injured person in stretcher recovery operations.
Included in the latter were Karabiner
98k Mausers, Maschinenpistolen MP40s and various submachine guns.
In late 1908, the artillery branch of the army requested a pistol/carbine so as to arm crews with a weapon handier than the issue Karabiner
98 Mauser, and the Kriegsministerium assigned Hauptman Adolf Fischer the task of developing such a weapon.