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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.



Karabiner 98k Volume II - 2 book set
Karabiner 98k Volume II - 2 book set
List Price: $145.00
Our Price: $135.00
Savings: $10.00

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS - If ordering from overseas, use the PayPal option for payment, there are issues with Authorize.net resolving foreign addresses. Multiple attempts to use your credit card will cause your financial institution to put a hold on funds for the purchase - we DO NOT get these funds, your bank only holds them in anticipation of your order. It's very important you use PayPal instead to prevent issues with payment. Even though I put this disclaimer I still have people contacting me having issues.

IMPORTANT NOTE II - If you are ordering these books and have an existing numbered set, please put a note in the checkout screen with your current book number. We have no way of tracking which books should be numbered to whom, so it is up to the buyer to notify us of which book you have so we can match them up. If you would like to order a numbered set, a limited amount of numbered book sets will be sold separately.

"Karabiner 98k Volume 2: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle from 1939 - 1944". Originally, this was intended to be 1 book, but due to the immense amount of information available (over 910 pages), the volume was split into 2 books, which are sold together as a set. The K98k rifle was Germany's 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 production and improvements to German Model 98 rifles from 1939 - 1944. The book includes detailed production analysis using factory documents whenever possible, including over 200 pages on Mauser Oberndorf alone. Also covered are the rest of the makers of the K98k rifle during WW2, including Sauer, Steyr, Waffenwerke BrĂ¼nn AG, Erma, Mauser Borsigwalde, Gustloff-Werke, and Mauser Borsigwalde. Also covered in detail are reworks and rifles of the SS.



Set of Vol. I and Vol. II (both IIa & IIb)
Set of Vol. I and Vol. II (both IIa & IIb)
Our Price: $250.00

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS - If ordering from overseas, use the PayPal option for payment, there are issues with Authorize.net resolving foreign addresses. Multiple attempts to use your credit card will cause your financial institution to put a hold on funds for the purchase - we DO NOT get these funds, your bank only holds them in anticipation of your order. It's very important you use PayPal instead to prevent issues with payment. Even though I put this disclaimer I still have people contacting me having issues.

IMPORTANT NOTE II - If you are ordering these books and have an existing numbered set, please put a note in the checkout screen with your current book number. We have no way of tracking which books should be numbered to whom, so it is up to the buyer to notify us of which book you have so we can match them up. If you would like to order a numbered set, a limited amount of numbered book sets will be sold separately.

Both Vol.1 and Vol.2 books in one set. This set contains Vol.I, Vol.IIa and Vol.IIb books, and covers K98k production from inception in the 1930's - 1944.
Karabiner 98k Volume 1
Karabiner 98k Volume 1
Our Price: $125.00

In Stock and Shipping Now!.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS - If ordering from overseas, use the PayPal option for payment, there are issues with Authorize.net resolving foreign addresses. Multiple attempts to use your credit card will cause your financial institution to put a hold on funds for the purchase - we DO NOT get these funds, your bank only holds them in anticipation of your order. It's very important you use PayPal instead to prevent issues with payment. Even though I put this disclaimer I still have people contacting me having issues.

IMPORTANT NOTE II - If you are ordering these books and have an existing numbered set, please put a note in the checkout screen with your current book number. We have no way of tracking which books should be numbered to whom, so it is up to the buyer to notify us of which book you have so we can match them up. If you would like to order a numbered set, a limited amount of numbered book sets will be sold separately.


"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.