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Lot 454: 1936 Production Mauser 'S/42' 98K Rifle

Auction Date: September 7, 2018

Mauser "S/42" Code, "1936" Date 98k Bolt Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,300

Mauser "S/42" Code, "1936" Date 98k Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 98K-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8 mm
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: laminated
Item Views: 1706
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 188
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured relatively early during the pre-World War II period of German re-armament, this Mauser 98k bears the "S/42" code over the "1936" date on the receiver ring, along with a set of "eagle/63" and "droop eagle" inspection marks. The barrel is fitted with the standard blade and tangent sights, with "eagle/28" proofs, and matching numbers are present on multiple components, including the bolt and the stock. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip stock, with a cupped buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good, with 80% of the refinished blue finish, showing areas of gray and brown patina on the high points and edges, as well as some light handling and cycling marks. A number has been struck off the bolt catch and restamped to match the rifle, with the rest of the parts looking correct/proper. The revarnished stock is also very good, with scattered dents and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.

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