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SN 7534. Cal. 8mm. Marked on the left side of the bbl with orig Death’s head marking below SS 2. Extremely clear and distinct Death’s head cartouche on pistol grip of matching numbered stock. This is one of the rifles that would have been used outside the Reichs Chancellery or party headquarters. It looks absolutely beautiful from a few feet away, but upon close inspection one can see it is actually put together from mostly WWI surplus parts. This specimen has a scrubbed “GEW” 98 receiver and a modified “Kar 98” floorplate assembly. SN’s match on receiver, bbl, bolt, buttplate albeit subject to the caveat these numbers would be matched to the receiver number upon rifles assembly. The stock is beautiful 1-pc walnut but has a small defect on the left side near the recoil lug, which indicates it was probably rejected by the Army. This rifle includes a rare Walther mfg muzzle cap, the sling and stacking rod were on the rifle when it came back according to the previous owner. The previous owner also indicated that it had been in his collection for over 50 years and that it was a duffle cut when he acquired it which he repaired using two pieces of threaded drill rod screwed in on one end and epoxied in on the other. One cannot tell without taking the sling band off. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent as refinished pre WWII with clear evidence to support statements in the description above. Over 96% lustrous blue finish dulling in a couple places with less finish and some pitting on the buttplate. Stock shows typical handling marks and is very attractive, with the clearest Death’s head cartouche this cataloger has ever seen. Muzzle cover is near mint with Walther banner on cap. Bore is near mint, excellent, shiny and bright. This rifle with its condition and clear orig marks would make an outstanding benchmark reference specimen for the advanced WWII German rifle collector. 50821-4 JWK62 (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3090

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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