|Used by||German infantry, SS sniper|
- "They are outside the tank! Pick them off!"
- ―German soldiers regarding Fury's crew in the crossroads battle
The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) is a bolt-action rifle.
The K98k was seen in Fury used by infantrymen during the crossroad battle, as well as by an SS ghillie sniper with a ZS Zielacht scope.
It was a shortened, improved and cheaper version of the Gewehr 98, the original service rifle of the German army. The K98 was adopted on 21 June 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht. It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of World War II in 1945. The 98k was so effective, Adolf Hitler would later deem it his personal favorite rifle, even more so than the StG-44, a rifle which he named. The Karabiner 98k is a controlled-feed bolt-action rifle based on the Mauser M 98 system. Its internal magazine could be loaded with five 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridges from a stripper clip or one-by-one. The straight bolt handle found on the Gewehr 98 bolt was replaced by a turned-down bolt handle on the Karabiner 98k.
This change made it easier to rapidly operate the bolt, reduced the amount the handle projected beyond the receiver, and enabled mounting of aiming optics directly above the receiver on the Karabiner 98k. Each rifle was furnished with a short length of cleaning rod, fitted through the bayonet stud. The joined rods from 3 rifles provided one full-length cleaning rod. Millions were captured by the Soviets at the conclusion of World War II and were widely distributed as military aid. The Karabiner 98k therefore continues to appear in conflicts across the world as they are taken out of storage during times of strife.