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Welcome to the Third Party Press Online Store!

Welcome to the home of Third Party Press! We are proud to be the authors and publishers of what we think are the best books available on the K98k service rifle from WW2, and we set this website up to sell our books to the public. In 2006, it was decided to set out to write a complete guide to 1945 production of the Kar98k rifle. This decision was intended only to focus on the last few months of WW2 K98k production. After release of the book "Kriegsmodell" in 2010, there was a clamor from the collecting community for us to write the rest of the story. We renamed the Kriegsmodell book "Volume 3" and set out to write the prequel to this book. Our first book in the series, Volume I, covers production and development up to 1938.

Volume 2 is the technically the last book in this series, and we have been working very hard to get this book done. The book has exceeded our original expectations for content, and has grown to over 900 pages. So much so that we decided to split the volume into 2 separate books to make them more durable and usable by collectors. The books are at the printers RIGHT NOW, and will be ready for sale by September. We plan to do a pre-order of the books just before we have the first deliveries from the printers. This pre-order will be set up to allow original purchasers of the numbered editions to enter their book set number into the system, and we will match the new set to your existing set. The content of this volume will cover the rest of production spanning 1939-1944, including reworks and SS rifles. Below are the books available and in print.

Click on the cover of each book for more info on that Volume.



Kriegsmodell Volume 3
Our Price: $95.00

"Kriegsmodell Volume 3: A collectors guide to K98k production in the last month of the war"

This book will educate and entertain both the casual and the seasoned K98k collector. With over 400 pages of full color and black and white photos, along with never before seen factory documentation and wartime photos, this book is both educational and visually satisfying. Bonus material such as capture boxes, capture papers, accessories, and gallery photos give this book dimension and heft. Includes tills from US Army wartime newsreels (US NARA) showing capture piles and the destruction of captured rifles, along with many detailed photos of features and inspections on 1945 production K98k rifles.
Karabiner 98k Volume 1
Our Price: $125.00

"Karabiner 98k Volume 1: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle up to 1938"

The K98k rifle was Germanys principle battle rifle from 1935 until 1945. In those 10 years the K98k rifle left it's mark on the history of the world. This volume details the design improvements to German Model 98 rifles through 1938 and adoption of the K98k rifle. The Mauser Oberndorf chapter covers all of the commercial models based on the Model 98 action including the Standard-Modell, Banner Mausers, contract rifles from China, Japan, Portugal, and special rifles delivered to German Postal and Para-Military organizations throughout Germany prior to the outbreak of WW2.
Vol.1 and Vol.3 set
List Price: $220.00
Our Price: $210.00
Savings: $10.00

This set includes Vol.1 and Vol.3 as a set. This is NOT a signed or numbered set, we are sold out of those. Discount given for ordering both books at once!