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Lot 1414: WWII German Model 98 Mauser Single Claw Sniper Rifle

Exceptional World War II German Model 98 Mauser Bolt Action Single Claw Sniper Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1414: WWII German Model 98 Mauser Single Claw Sniper Rifle

Exceptional World War II German Model 98 Mauser Bolt Action Single Claw Sniper Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500
Price Realized:

Exceptional World War II German Model 98 Mauser Bolt Action Single Claw Sniper Rifle

Manufacturer: German
Model: 98
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8 mm
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: laminate
Item Views: 1013
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 301
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured during World War II, this rifle was produced as a "single claw" pattern sniper rifle. While on paper these sniper patterns were rendered obsolete by the introduction of the turret and rail pattern mounts, claw mount snipers were still used by the Germans during the war. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with a set of left-offset single claw mounts soldered and screwed to the receiver, the former numbered to match the barrel and covering the manufacturer's markings and proofs. Matching numbers are present on the barrel, front barrel band (double struck, possibly factory error), rear barrel band, rear sight, floorplate, and bolt, which has a turned handle and a trimmed down safety to clear the scope. The smooth stock is matching numbered inside the stock channel (hidden), with a checkered steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 85% plus original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, mild spotting and scattered handling marks. The stock is also very fine, with minor dings and dents, and the buttplate is bright with mild spotting and areas of brown patina. Mechanically excellent



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