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Lot 365: Haenel-Lorenz "Wehrmannsgewehr" Mauser GEW. 98 Target Rifle

Haenel-Lorenz "Wehrmannsgewehr" Mauser GEW. 98 Bolt Action Target Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 365: Haenel-Lorenz "Wehrmannsgewehr" Mauser GEW. 98 Target Rifle

Haenel-Lorenz "Wehrmannsgewehr" Mauser GEW. 98 Bolt Action Target Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400
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Haenel-Lorenz "Wehrmannsgewehr" Mauser GEW. 98 Bolt Action Target Rifle

Manufacturer: Haenel C G
Model: Mauser Target
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 8.15X46R
Barrel: 29 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 664
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This is a pre-World War I Mauser GEW. 98 that was later reworked after the war to be in compliance with the Treaty of Versailles. These rifles are often referred to as "Wehrmannsgewehr" or "serviceman's rifles" and were very commonly produced in single shot variations and chambered in 8.15x46R to be used by various shooting clubs as target rifles. This particular rifle is not single shot and has an internal magazine with spring loaded follower. The top of the barrel is marked "8.15.46 Norm:" denoting the target caliber. Fitted with a blade front sight and elevation adjustable notch and ladder rear sight. Number "1" is stamped on various components, with some stamped in place of the original numbers of the rifle. "HAENEL" marked on the left of the rear sight base. World War II era "eagle/37" proof stamp on the later replacement floorplate. "Eugen Overmeyer" carved on the right of the buttstock. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as assembled, retains 85% period refinished blue finish with some scattered handling marks and a few patches of light pitting. Stock is very good as lightly period sanded and re-oiled, with numerous scattered scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.



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