Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3395: Game Scene Engraved A. F. W. Timner Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Game Scene Engraved A. F. W. Timner Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: A.F.W. Timner
Model: 98
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 23 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 360
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 255
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Blued steel part octagon barrel with a raised, beaded blade front sight and ladder rear sight graduated out to 1,000 on the matted solid rib which is marked "TIMNER G.M.B.H. COBLENZ". The left side of the barrel is marked with the serial number and "Merco", Merco was a German retailer in the early 20th century. The casehardened Mauser 98 type action displays attractive floral scroll engraving with a pair of casehardened scope bases and rings with non-matching upper portions. The bottom metal is also engraved in the same style with a red stag in a forested scene on the floorplate. Mounted in a lightly figured, multi-point checkered stock with raised cheekpiece and a horn buttplate. Includes a generic hard case.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally refinished, with 99% plus blue and casehardened finishes, some minor handling evidence, stock repaired at the upper tang, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. Mechanically excellent.

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