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SN 6012. Cal. 7.92 mm. This is a nice representation of a WWII German high turret sniper rifle that was manufactured by the Mauser factory with matching rings and a late war dow+ sniper scope. The turret mount rifles are amongst the most desirable of the K98 rifles, in service from their introduction in 1939 to the end of the war. The rifle is a standard mid-late war K98. The left side of the receiver ring is marked with the SN flanked by the firing proof and an “Eagle 135”. Further rearward is “Mod. 98”. The top of the receiver ring is covered by the front turret, silver soldered and screwed in place. On the right side of the receiver, just below the turret, is a single “Eagle 135” Waffenamt. The gun has a correct barrel, marked in front of the receiver with firing proof, code, and “Eagle/135”. Its front sight is mounted on a short serrated ramp and covered by a hood; tangent rear sight graduated to 2,000 meters. Fitted to the receiver is a correct mid-war, matching bolt with the bolt rib on the side and a matching milled safety. The barrel band is stamped as is the matching forend cap. Complete with cleaning rod. The trigger guard and floorplate are milled and matching, the trigger guard extension marked with an “Eagle/135”. Late war laminated stock and handguard with cupped, smooth buttplate numbered 11443/14. The right side of the buttstock is marked with a “eagle / WaA135” proof. The rifle is fitted with a beautiful set of reproduction mounts and rings that are now matched to the receiver. The back of the front turret has an acceptance marking; the rear turret marked on the left “Eagle/135”. The Czech-made dow+ scope, numbered “8129”, has an elevation knob allowing adjustment increments from 1 to 12. CONDITION: Near excellent, all original Mauser 98k, modified to a high turret sniper configuration using reproduction and now matching mount and a dow+ scope. Excellent overall with 95-97% of the original blue finish on the rifle, with wear on the edges and high spots with some minor wear on the bolt from cycling the action and the barrel bands. The trigger guard and floorplate retain much of their original finish as does the bolt assembly. The stock and handguard are both in near excellent condition with minor handling marks, and light pressure dents from actual use, both slightly darkened from use but not sanded. Excellent reproduction mounts aged to match the receiver and scope. The scope is in very good condition, whose blue is consistent with the rest of the rifle. Optics are hazy. Reticle adjustments work properly. A beautifully configured high turret sniper, fractionally valued compared to an original. 52527-8 (6,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 2001

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Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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