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Selling: December 3, 2010

Lot 1736: Mauser - 1

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Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf Gew 98 Bolt Action Rifle with Scope
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750
Serial #Mauser - 1 ManufacturerMauser Model1
TypeRifle Gauge8 Mm Catalog Page52
Barrel24 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stocklaminated ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionA very nice example of a German Gew 98 rifle with a Voiglander 3x scope mounted on a side rail mounting system. The rear of the scope is marked "VOIGLANDER / BRAUNSCHWEIG . 3x" and the top is marked "Gew Nr. 8783f". The top of the receiver is marked "WAFFENFRABRIK / MAUSER A.-G. / OBERNDORF A/N. / 1918", The left side is marked with a "crown/N" proof, Imperial eagle and the serial number and the right side is marked with a faint crown, script letter proof, two "crown/E" and a "crown" proofs. The left rear of the barrel is marked a partial Waffenamt proof, the serial number and the "SS/skull and cross bones" Death Head stamp. The left side below the rear sight is marked "S/42K", partially covered by the stock. All visible serial numbers match. Stamped rear barrel band and machined front band, floor plate and trigger guard. Ramped front sight and tangent rear sight graduated to 2,000 meters. The rifle is mounted with a laminated stock and matching handguard with a flat steel buttplate and marked with a small "eagle/swastika" and matching serial number in the grip area. Complete with a slotted cleaning rod.

ConditionProfessionally refurbished, with 98% of the correct style arsenal blue finish remaining with the exception of some thinning on the front sight base and a few scratches and thinning on the forward portion of the barrel. The stock shows only the slightest handling marks. The scope is good with some minor spotting on the eye piece and a few small areas of minor pitting on the body. The optics are clear. Unless mentioned above, the markings are clear. The action is excellent.
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