The Weaponized Cat

Very briefly noted: this photo on Facebook today from Dan Edmonds (but not of him, and he doesn’t know where he got it):

A guy wielding a Karabiner 98k Mauser rifle

In its kitten release, a dangerously hair-trigger firearm. But famously effective at ridding barns of mice.

From Wikipedia:

The Karabiner 98 kurz (“carbine 98 short”), often abbreviated Karabiner 98k, Kar98k or K98k …, is a bolt-action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge. It 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-automatic and fully automatic rifles during World War II, the Karabiner 98k remained the primary German service rifle until the end of the war in 1945.


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