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3103
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◊ SCARCE MAUSER C96 CARBINE, EARLY LARGE RING TRANSITIONAL.

SN 63. Cal. 7.63 mm. Mauser made very few Early Large Ring Transitional carbines that shared the same receiver and trigger assembly as the earlier Conehammers. Unlike its predecessor, these guns had a tapered bbl with a short ramped serrated sight base and a hooded front sight with a bead insert. This example has a 11.75″ bbl and a pinned 50-500 rear sight. Chamber is marked with a 3-line address “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A/N”. The SN 63 is on left chamber flat and repeated on left side of receiver. In the central recess of the receiver is a small rectangular insert that appears as an old factory repair. The left side bbl extension is marked with a Crown/Crown/U. An antler proof is on the right chamber flat. Other features include long extractor and separately retained firing pin. The bbl/bbl extension, frame and floorplate are rust blued while the extractor, components of rear sight, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, safety and shoulder stock lug are fire blued. In this case, all components are matched to SN 63 except for the buttstock that is from a different gun and cannot be easily released from the receiver. The buttstock is numbered “1004” and has an orig horn buttplate molded with the intertwined “MW” monogram. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: The Carbine retains about 97% rust blue with mild thinning and sharp edge wear. The fire blued parts have largely faded except the buttstock lug that retains most of its orig blue, nicely complementing the balance of the gun. Both the forend and buttstock have been lightly refinished to present a uniform, pleasing color and surface. 49828-6 LMA (13,500-22,500) – Lot 3103

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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