After a comprehensive study of the original drawings and with developments of 21st century gunmaking techniques, we knew there could only be one outcome: the best. From the start it was about optimization rather than improvement of the best bolt-action rifle ever designed. The best materials, the M 98 STANDARD receiver is milled and drilled from a single massive forged block of specially formulated steel; the barrel is coldhammer forged; the trigger is optimized and has outstanding characteristics; the steel surfaces have been plasmanitrided; there are front sling-swivel studs as well as iron sights mounted with unbeatable precision of high-end modern manufacturing, state-of-the-art surface technology, masterful assembly and the final touches by our expert gunsmiths– this is what sets the rifle apart. After two years of hard, intense work, the new MAUSER M 98 STANDARD represents a milestone in custom rifle making. The barrel rings and to top it all off, there is a three-position horizontal style safety with ultra-smooth function. Every rifle is handcrafted and fitted to perfection. How cycling the bolt feels proves we have achieved our goal. We have successfully and rightfully brought this legend back into production.