Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4348: Four Bolt Action Military Rifles

Auction Date: June 26, 2015

Four Bolt Action Military Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,400

A) Swiss Bern M78 Vetterli Rifle

Manufacturer: Swiss
Model: m78
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 10.4 mm
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3684
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 274
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Visible numbers are matching.

B) French Manufacture d'Armes de Tulle Chassepot Model 1866 Breech Loading Rifle

Manufacturer: Chassepot
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11 mm
Barrel: 32 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 3684
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 274
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Dated 1868 on the barrel forward of the breech.

C) Persian Contract Mauser Model 98/29 Rifle

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 98/29
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.92 mm Mauser
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 3684
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 274
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

ND - VERY GOOD- in working condition, 80% finish or better, appreciable wear on working surfaces 80% - 89%, no corrosion or pitting, minor surface dents or scratches. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 80% - 89% gun.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

D) Turkish Model 1888 Mauser Rifle

Manufacturer: Turkish
Model: Bolt Action
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.92 mm Mauser
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3684
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 274
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Ankara arsenal marking on the front receiver ring.

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