Manufactured by Berlin-Lubecker (qve) on a rough forged receiver marked "K. 43 qve 45", with a single bolt guide, bolt carrier latch on the right side, hollow cocking knob, right side mounting rail, unthreaded muzzle, "gcb" code magazine, and cupped trapdoor buttplate. Hooded front sight and military tangent rear sight graduated from 100-1200. Matching serial number marked on the receiver, bolt carrier, and bottom of the buttstock (faint). The left of the scope body is marked "Gw ZF4/54164/ddx." ahead of a blue triangle and "K43". "eagle/359" marked scope base hand numbered "7052". Includes a brown leather sling, two sets of leather scope lens covers, and a reproduction G43 sniper rifle manual in English. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection
Very fine, retains 80% original combination late war blue/phosphate finish with smooth brown patina on the balance. Magazine retains 85% original blue finish. Stock is excellent with some light scratches and handling marks, mostly visible stampings, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included scope and mount are excellent, retains 97% original blue and phosphate finishes with some light freckling, and clear optics.