Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1603: Mauser Commercial "Wehrmannsgewehr" Serviceman's Target Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Mauser Commercial Production Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Serviceman's Target Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Mauser Commercial Production Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Serviceman's Target Rifle

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 98
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8.15 mmx46 R
Barrel: 29 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 251
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 434
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Patterned as closely as possible after the Gewehr 98 military rifle, the "Wehrmannsgewehr" was intended for civilian or paramilitary target practice, using the commercial 8.15x46 cartridge instead of the 7.92x57, which was restricted post-WWI. Blade front and tangent rear sights with a windage adjustment knob and graduations for 100, 175 and 300 meters. The barrel has the serial number and caliber marking on the left at the breech. The receiver has "crown/letter" proofs, the serial number, and the Oberndorf address all on the left, with the Mauser banner on top of the receiver ring. The receiver is completely solid on the underside, with an integral single round loading tray. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a flat steel buttplate. Includes a leather sling. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 95% plus of the original blue finish with some light edge wear and mild wear on the sling swivels. The wood is very fine with some minor barrel band removal grooves on the forend, duffel cut under the middle barrel band, and some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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