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Lot 401: Early WWII 41 Dated German "bcd" Code Gustloff-Werke K98k Rifle

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Exceptional Early World War II 1941 Dated German "bcd" Code Gustloff-Werke K98k Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet and Accessories

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

Exceptional Early World War II 1941 Dated German "bcd" Code Gustloff-Werke K98k Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet and Accessories

Manufacturer: Gustloff Werke- Suhl
Model: 98K
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.92 mm Mauser
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: laminate
Item Views: 889
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 332
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This is an exceptional example of an early World War II K98k rifle manufactured by the Gustloff-Werke factory in Weimar. The top of the receiver is marked "bcd/41". This is the wartime code for the Gustloff-Werke at Weimar, and "41" is the year of manufacture. The left receiver wall is marked "Mod. 98". The left breech of the barrel and receiver have the "eagle/swastika" firing proof. The rifle has the early war pattern, all milled components, including the "H" pattern, milled upper barrel band. It has the standard inverted "v" front sight and the tangent rear sight graduated from 1-20 (100-2000 meters). It is fitted with the correct early laminated wartime stock with the matching serial number stamped on the underside, and an "eagle/H" over two "eagle/WaA749" Waffenamt proofs on the right of the buttstock. The rifle has all matching visible serial numbers. Includes a "41" dated "J. Sch" bayonet and metal scabbard (both marked with matching number "9879c"), "1941" dated Carl Hepting & Co. black leather frog attached to the scabbard, brown leather sling fitted to the rifle, black leather triple ammunition pouch, and cleaning kit. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% original blue finish with a few areas of light surface freckling. Stock is very fine as lightly sanded and re-oiled with mostly clear stampings, some light handling marks, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet, scabbard, sling and ammunition pouch are all very fine.



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