View Full Version : Israeli 308 K98k sniper

02-09-2012, 02:16 AM
Thought I'd share some of photos of an IDF K98k 308 sniper bought some time ago. The rifle is newly refurbished & fitted with a NIMROD 6x40 rangefinding scope. The mounts & large wheels remind me of the ones on the FN49's. Haven't come across a setup like this previously.

BSW 1937
02-09-2012, 03:59 AM
Is this the original stock?
I thought these IDF FN Herstal Made sniper rifles had a kind of plastic cheekpiece.

Have you tested it at the range?

02-09-2012, 12:53 PM
The earlier 4x Wild scoped snipers had a screw-on fibroglass cheekpiece because the scopes are offset. They didn't bother with the cheekpiece on this later Nimrod example because the scope is directly over the bore. There were about 6 of these for sale about 3 years ago & they were all the same.

No I haven't had it to the range yet.

BSW 1937
02-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Thank you. I didn't know this later version, only the early version with a Wild scope.

Your stock seems to have a lighter color than the usual first version also.

What is the serial number of your rifle?

02-09-2012, 04:25 PM
The earlier sniper stocks were FN made walnut(?). These later ones are the standard IDF made beech stocks used on most of their restocked
K98k's. Serial # is 632430 which is a lot later than the Wild models. Unfortunately I didn't record the serial #'s of the other Nimrod models but they were about in the same range.

BSW 1937
02-09-2012, 05:06 PM
The Wild version was produced into the 200232 to 200731 range, with 498 made, but you already know that, I'm sure.