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Original German WWII Mauser k98k Schießbecher Grenade Launcher Cup in Leather Case

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very scarce accessory set for the K98 rifle, consisting of Grenade launcher it's original issue leather case. The launcher retains its original finish and has a manufacturer stampings and an Waffenamt inspection stamp on the barrel. The base clamp is marked with G.Gr.Ger., short for Gewehrgranatengerät (rifle grenade device). Below this is maker mark ch, for Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre SA, Herstal-lez-Liège, in occupied Belgium. This company made numerous small arms and components during the war. The barrel clamp functions correctly, turning smoothy.

The case has original strap and all internal fittings, with manufacturer code, date and Waffenamt: dkk / 43. This indicates manufacture by leather working firm Friedrich Offermann & Söhne of Bensberg, who made numerous holsters during the war. The condition of the case is very nice, retaining almost all of the finish, with just a bit of wear and age.

As issued, this set would also include a spanner for loosening the barrel, as well as a sighting device with spirit level. Unfortunately these items have been lost to the age.

This is a great chance to pick up a seldom seen German rifle accessory. Ready to add to your collection and display!

As of 1942, an attachable rifle grenade launcher called the "Gewehrgranatengerät" or "Schießbecher" (shooting cup) was introduced that was developed based on rifle grenade launcher models designed during World War I. The 30 mm Schießbecher cup-type rifle grenade launcher could be mounted on any Karabiner 98k and was intended to replace all previous rifle grenade launcher models.

The rifle grenade launcher could be used against infantry, fortifications and light armored vehicles up to a range of 280 m (306 yd). For these differing tasks several specialized grenades with accompanying special propelling cartridges were developed for the 1,450,113 produced Schießbecher rifle grenade launchers.

The rifle grenade propelling cartridges fired a wooden projectile through the barrel to the rifle grenade that upon impact automatically primed the rifle grenade. The Schießbecher could also be mounted on the Karabiner 98a, G98/40, StG44 and FG42.

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