Lot 3426: Mauser - 98K-Rifle
|Scarce WWII "ax" Code Feinmechansiche Werke K98 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet|
|Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500|
|Item Views||359||Bid Activity||Average|
|Barrel||24 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip|
|Stock||laminated||Class||Curio & Relic Long Gun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is a nice example of a rare "ax" code k98 rifle manufactured by Feinmechanische Werke, G.m.b.H., Erfurt, Altonaerstr. In 1941. In mid 1940 the "27" code of Erma was replaced by the "ax" code of Feinmechansiche Werke. It is estimated that 70,000 to 75,000 of this code rifle were manufactured which is about the same number of "27" k98 rifles, however the "ax" code k98 rifles are much rarer. The "ax" coded rifle differed only in the change of the manufacturers code. In 1941 the "ax" code K98 rifles changed to the use of a two digit serial numbering system instead of the four and saw the introduction of the 12 1/2" cleaning rod, a cupped buttplate and the deletion of the external proofing and numbered of the stock. The top of the receiver ring is marked "ax / 41" the right side is correctly marked with two "eagle/280" Waffenamt proof marks and one "eagle/359" proof and the left side is marked with the Nazi firing proof and the serial number. The left rear of the barrel is also marked with the Nazi firing proof and serial number, and the right side is marked "38140R" . The left side wall is marked "Mod.98". The rifle has all milled parts, most are proofed and the visible serial numbers all match. Hooded front sight and tangent rear sight graduated to 2,000 meters and mounted with a one piece laminated pistol grip stock with matching hand guard and cupped buttplate. The left side of the buttstock is marked with the stick wing Nazi eagle over "H" (signifying army issue) and two Waffenamt 280 proofs, the same two proofs in the grip area and "P / serial number / Waffenamt proof" on the bottom. Complete with a "41 cof" code bayonet with Bakelite handle, metal scabbard and leather frog, leather sling, and cleaning rod.
|Condition||Very fine. The rifle retains 70% original blue finish with scattered areas thinned with a smooth brown or gray. The stock is also very fine with overall scattered minor scraps, dents and dings. The stock markings are clear. The markings on the rifle are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The sling is good with some moderate to heavy wear. The bayonet is excellent. The scabbard and frog are very good with a smooth brown patina on the scabbard and a few minor age cracks on the frog. A rare "ax" code K98 rifle that would make a great addition to any 98Kcollection.|
|Click here to see keyboard shortcuts.|
|F||Enters/exits full screen view for items|
|Esc||Exits full screen view for items|
|←||Moves to previous lot, or moves to previous image if full screen view is enabled|
|→||Moves to next lot, or moves to next image if full screen view is enabled|
|↑||Fully zooms the image when full screen view is enabled|
|↓||Fits the entire image to the screen when full screen view is enabled|
Buyer’s Premium: 17.5%
Cash Payment Discount: 2.5%
Participation Requirements: Valid Credit Card required for bidding approval. You will have the option to pay with these payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, and Cash.
Sales Tax: It varies each auction typically around 94% of auction items are not subject to sales tax. Read more here on sales tax.
We will contact you after the auction to arrange payment and shipping.
Terms and conditions regarding Premiere Auctions. Revised : 08/29/2014
SHIPPING CHARGES. All shipping charges must be paid by the successful bidder prior to delivery of the firearm. If Rock Island Auction (RIAC) is asked to ship the purchased lots, there will be a separate charge for such shipping. Shipping charges will be based upon what it costs RIAC to ship the purchased lots to the purchaser. All items must have shipping insurance; this insurance is mandatory. RIAC will not charge any labor charges for shipping. RIAC is not liable for any acts of omissions in packaging or shipping. Purchased lots handled by outside carriers or packers, including those RIAC may have recommended, may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages should be addressed directly to the outside carriers or packers. RIAC will arrange for packing and shipping at RIAC’s earliest possible convenience. RIAC will attempt to ship as soon as possible; however, due to RIAC’s high volume of absentee bids, shipping can take up to two weeks after full payment is received. In the case of crating or any exceptional packaging, the purchaser will be charged RIAC’s cost from outside agents. Purchaser pays shipping, packing materials, and insurance charges. The shipping of any purchased items outside of the United States is hereby classified as “foreign export”. All foreign export is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.