Lot 3438: Mauser - K98
|Mauser K98 Sniper Rifle with High Turret Style Sniper Scope and Mounts|
|Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750|
|Type||Rifle||Gauge||7.92 Mm Mauser||Catalog Page||181|
|Barrel||24 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip|
|Stock||laminated||Class||Curio & Relic Long Gun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is a WWII K98 rifle manufactured by the Mauser factory that has been assembled as a German high turret sniper rifle and fitted with a "bmj" marked sniper scope. The turret mounted sniper rifles were used from 1939 through 1945. The barrel is dated 1944, which probably indicates this rifle has a "byf/44" marked receiver ring. The left side of the receiver has a single "Eagle 135" acceptance proof with left side of both the receiver and barrel having a large a single "Eagle". The receiver side wall marked with the block style "Mod. 98" markings. The left rear scope base is stamped with a single "Eagle/135" proof with a small capital letter "R" stamped on the front base. The rifle is fitted with a standard wartime, laminated handguard and stock that is fitted with a checkered cupped buttplate. The right side of the buttstock and pistol grip is stamped with a "Eagle/WaA135" Waffenamt proofmark. The rifle has all stamped components, milled barrel bands, a stamped trigger guard and floor plate with the barrel bands and floor plate stamped it the matching serial number. The rifle itself has a standard front sight with the military style tangent rear sight graduated to 2000 meters. As noted this rifle has a dark parkerized "bmj" marked sniper scope that is marked on the left side, "DIALYTAN 4x/33954/bmj". The elevation ring is numbered 1-8 (100-800 meters) and it has the early short rain shield on the front end. This rifle is complete with the front sight cover, rubber muzzle cover, cleaning rod and a WWII brown leather sling.
|Condition||Very good as refinished/assembled with 90% of the current blue finish overall with wear on the edges and high spots with blue loss on the bolt from cycling. The stock and handguard are both in very good condition with visible proofs with minimal handling marks, with the stock having been lightly sanded and restained. The scope has clear optics with the outside having been phosphated/parkerized overall with the elevation knob needing some adjustment/repair as the range dial is loose. The rifle is in fine mechanical condition.|
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