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Lot 623: Gustloff Werke "bcd" Code Mauser 98k Bolt Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

"Last Ditch" Late World War II Gustloff Werke "bcd" Code Mauser 98k Bolt Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

"Last Ditch" Late World War II Gustloff Werke "bcd" Code Mauser 98k Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Gustloff Werke, Weimer
Model: 98K
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8 mm Mauser
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: phosphate
Grip:
Stock: laminate
Item Views: 801
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 375
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured late in World War II. This features many of the wartime expedient features common for 98k rifles near the war's end such as stamped and brazed barrel bands, and gray phosphate finish. Blade front and tangent rear sights with standard "eagle" firing proofs on the barrel and receiver, "eagle/280" stamp on the barrel, "eagle/245" stamp at the top edge of the receiver, "bcd" production code, and "4" date code. Barrel is unique with concentric circular grooves visible at the muzzle and tightening notch visible at the rear of the tangent sight (possibly a repurposed machine gun barrel, unique!) All visible numbers are matching. Laminated pistol grip stock with a cupped steel buttplate. Includes leather sling.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 80% plus original phosphate finish with limited handling marks, and dings and scratches on the otherwise fine stock. Mechanically excellent.



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