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3089
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*NEAR MINT CONDITION GERMAN 98K “ar 42” MAUSER FIELD TRIAL SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 2327. Cal. 8mm. This fantastic specimen has all matching numbered parts and has correct eagle over 26 proof marks with eagle over Swastika firing proofs. Laminated flat buttplate stock retains it’s SN and eagle over 26 cartouche, however, no issue cartouche present which leads this cataloger to the conclusion that it was never issued. This rifle would have had a low power 1.5x “Aim-point” type scope. The intended purpose was to equip 10% of infantry with a low powered scope which would have high light gathering ability useful at dawn and dusk. This rifle was made at the Mauser plant in Berlin-Borsigwalde (the old DWM plant) with the bolt stop re-designed as a scope base. CONDITION: Absolutely fantastic lustrous, orig finish with some thinning at the muzzle and along the high points with some brassing to the top ears of the scope mount and some areas of light pitting and brown patina on the buttplate which seams to be inescapable on these rifles. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Stock is absolutely gorgeous with only the occasional ding, never sanded or messed with. Most of these rifles were apparently lost in the East as were the scopes and are largely overlooked by most German Rifle collectors. 50821-2 JWK60 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3089

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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