This is a very fine example of a pre-war commercial rifle manufactured by Mauser for the government of Peru. The top of the receiver is marked with the large Peruvian Crest surrounded by "REPUBLICA DEL PERU" over "MAUSER ORIGINAL". The left receiver wall is marked "WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER-OBERNDORF MODELO 1909". This rifle is based on the original German M1898 pattern with a long barrel, large Lange Vizier rear sight, narrow middle barrel band, straight bolt handle, and flat buttplate. On the right side of the walnut stock below the stock disc is a small "Wreath" acceptance proof of the Peruvian Government over a large "Mauser" cartouche. In the pistol grip area is a large script "W" proof. The receiver and bolt still retain the original factory "bright" polish while the remaining parts are nicely blued. All visible numbers are matching. With leather sling.
Excellent. 95% plus original bright blue finish remains with scuffs and scratches mostly on the front barrel band, handling marks overall, and some darker patina on the bright components. The stock is very fine with small dings and dents and sharp markings. Mechanically excellent.
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