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Lot 3414: Highsmith Upgraded Mauser Model 98 Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Mckinley Highsmith Upgraded Mauser Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Mckinley Highsmith Upgraded Mauser Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 98
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7x57 mm
Barrel: 18 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 267
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Built off a Mauser action by Mckinley Verne Highsmith, a famed Memphis gunsmith. Fitted with ramped beaded blade front and three leaf (one standing two folding) rear express sights, a central barrel band with sling loop, "HIGHSMITH MEMPHIS" on top of the barrel, and "7x57" on the left of the chamber. The front receiver ring is matted and fitted with a dovetailed scope base, the bridge has an integral scope base, and the bolt has been fitted with a side safety for use with a scope. Topped with a Zeiss Diatal -C 4x32 scope. Mounted in a nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut pistol grip stock with ebony forend cap, casehardened grip cap, shadowline cheekpiece, and engraved and checked Neidner buttplate with compartment.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as upgraded by Mckinley Verne Highsmith, retaining 99% plus professionally refinished blue finish with limited handling marks and some light cycling marks on the bolt. Stock is very fine with scattered dings and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Scope is excellent with slightly hazy optics and a crisp reticle.

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