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Lot 2705: Haenel Lorenz Single Shot Bolt Action 'Wehrmannsgewehr' Rifle

Auction Date: December 1, 2018

Haenel Lorenz Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,700

Haenel Lorenz Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Rifle

Manufacturer: Haenel C G
Model: Bolt Action
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8.15mm x 46R
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 4309
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 313
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This rifle is an example of a serviceman's target or Wehrmannsgewehr rifle. Blade front and ski-ramp tangent rear sights, with the receiver ring marked "ORIGINAL/HAENEL-LORENZ" over a "H" logo, with a set of "crown/letter" proofmarks. Multiple components are numbered "72" or "572", with some (including the receiver and barrel) concealed by the stock. The magazine assembly is properly absent, with the stock solid in the region. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a flat buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, showing 95% plus blue, with some bright wear around the muzzle and front sight, a mixed gray patina on the rear sight base and bolt, and some light handling marks overall. The refinished stock has been mended between the barrel bands, with the original front section being a near-perfect match in color and grain, with some scuffs and dents overall. (This is commonly referred to by collectors as a "GI Duffle Bag Cut"). Mechanically excellent.

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