Gebirgsjäger Regiment Nr. 98
Weapons and Equipment
Okay, so you need equipment.  Every German soldier needs a basic kit to survive in the mountains.  This weapons
and equipment page is divided into two sections: Minimal Gear and Additional Gear
Since this hobby is an investment, some items are going to take time and money to acquire.
WARNING: Using firearms blank or otherwise is hazardous and all applicable safety rules apply.
BE PATIENT!  Some items you can do without!  Over time you can acquire all the items on both lists.  The goal is
to get there with the least amount of wasted money and to meet your budget needs.
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MINIMAL FIELD GEAR
M-1935 Helmet (aka
STAHLHELM)
An original is your best bet on this
but expect to pay $300 or more.  A
reproduction costs around:
$175
Mauser Rifle - Karabiner 98k (K-98k)
In 7.9 mm, bolt-action, the mainstay of the German
Army, Get a K-98 not a Turkish or other foriegn
copy.  Available through private seller as low as
$250.  Better condition rifles cost around:
$350 to
$650 dollars.
Ammo Pouches
These are black or brown
leather pouches that hold 30
rounds each of rifle ammo.  
Two pouches cost around:
$60
click here to buy a pair
Breadbag (knapsack)
This is a gray-green or brown
canvas bag that hangs on your
belt to hold your personal items,
rations etc.  Your canteen hangs
from a clip-ring & tab on the
outside flap.
Breadbag reproductions cost
around:
$50 - $70
click here to buy one
Canteen
This is a cloth-covered metal
canteen that hangs on the breadbag
using a leather strap with a clip
fastener.
.  A good condition original is
available Cost:
$55 - $95
click here to buy a good reproduction
ADDITIONAL FIELD GEAR
Bayonet w/carrier
Reproduction
bayonet/scabbard plus carrier
costs around
$125
Shovel w/carrier
Flat-bladed short straight shovel with a
rounded wooden handle or folding
style.  Most surplus stores still carry
Swiss style shovels for cheap.  Avoid
octagon shaped handles  if possible.  A
reproduction black or brown leather
carrier is available for around $40
Shovel and carrier should be about
$70
Mountain Rucksack
(Backpack)
The first piece of field gear
recommended after obtaining
your basic equipment.
This is
where you store most of your extra
gear.  Very large and useful, it is
very noticable as a German
backpack.
Originals cost around:
$150
Zeltbahn (pronounced "Seltbonn")
This is a splinter camouflage canvas
shelter-half and can be used like a
poncho.  Reproduction cost around:
$100
click here to buy a good reproduction
Overcoat (Mantel)
This is a wool coat that is heavy and
can keep you warm in mild to moderate
cold temperatures
(25 to 60 degrees F)
Reproduction cost around:
$200
click here to buy a good reproduction
Soldier's Paybook (Soldbuch)

THIS IS NOW A MANDATORY
FIRST ITEM TO BE PURCHASED BY
ANY NEW MEMBER!
This item contains your personal information,
pay, qualifications, etc.
A quality reproduction can be had for
around:
$15
click here to buy a Soldbuch
Gas Mask w/carrier can
This is a standard item with
every soldier carried in the field.
Originals cost around:
$100
click here to buy a mask
Mess Kit
This is different from the WW-I
and post war versions by having
a shorter body and lid handle.
Originals cost around
$50
click here to buy one
Deutsche Afrika Korps
(DAK)
Gerbirgsjäger Regiment Nr.
756
was part of the Panzer
Armee Afrika in 1941-42
Click here to see additional
uniforms & equipment for use
in N. Africa & Italian
scenarios.
click here!
Snow/Ski Goggles
A useful piece of equipment that will
enhance the look of your impression.
click here to buy a pair
Ice Ax & 20' ft coil rope
for ice & rock ascents.
General Issue Rucksack
Alternative to the Mountain Rucksack
click here to buy a good
reproduction
Identification Disk
"Erkennungsmarke" small ID disk worn
on a cord around a soldier's neck
click here to buy an ID Disk