Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 625: Haenel-Lorenz Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Haenel-Lorenz Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Rifle

Manufacturer: Haenel C G
Model: Gewehr 98
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8.15mm x 46R
Barrel: 29 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 341
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Catalog Page: 375
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This rifle is an example of a serviceman's target or Wehrmannsgewehr rifle, which were assembled from some World War I surplus parts, a newly made receiver, and some newly made parts between the World Wars. These rifles were popular among civilians and paramilitaries and circumvented the Treaty of Versailles due to their caliber. Blade front and Haenel marked elevation adjustable notch rear sights, with the receiver ring marked "ORIGINAL/HAENEL-LORENZ" over circled "H" logo. The left of the receiver has "crown/B" and "crown/U" proofs, and along with the buttplate is numbered "1270", with "270" on some other components. The magazine assembly is properly absent, with the stock solid in the region. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a smooth flat buttplate. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the blue finish with some scattered light edge wear and handling marks and the bolt handle showing a grey patina. The wood is fine with a couple repairs near the upper barrel band and some scattered light handling marks throughout. Mechanically excellent.

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