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Lot 3415: Highsmith Upgraded German Model 98 Sporting Rifle with Scope

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Mckinley Vern Highsmith Upgraded German Model 98 Bolt Action Sporting Rifle with Zeiss Scope

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

Mckinley Vern Highsmith Upgraded German Model 98 Bolt Action Sporting Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Manufacturer: German
Model: 98
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7 mm magnum
Barrel: 23 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 262
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 267
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Receiver manufactured in Germany and subsequently upgraded by Mckinley Verne Highsmith of Memphis, Tennessee. The barrel is fitted with ramped beaded blade front and express rear sights, as well as having a scope base mounted to the chamber. The barrel is marked "M. HIGHSMITH MAKER, MEMPHIS, TENN. The action has a matted flat on the front ring and integral scope base on the bridge, and double set triggers. It is topped off with a Zeiss Diavari-Z 1.5-6x42 scope. Mounted in a wonderfully figured multi-point checkered walnut stock with rosewood forend cap, blued steel grip cap, and red solid rubber recoil pad.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall as upgraded by Mckinley Highsmith, retaining 90% blue finish with limited handling marks, muzzle wear, and traces of a previous caliber marking above the serial number. The triggerguard and floorplate assembly and floorplate are a mix of blue and gray patinas Stock is very fine with scattered dings and scratches, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Scope is excellent with clear optics and a crisp reticle.



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