GERMAN MAUSER 98K LONG SIDE RAIL SNIPER RIFLE. SN 93439. Cal. 8mm. This is a late war long side rail BCD coded sniper rifle with only the 4 instead of the 44 or 45. Showing late war features such as the larger stamped key safety mechanism. It also has a phosphate finish and the bbl bands are not coded. The front bbl band and triggerguard assembly as well as the floorplate are not numbered. Middle bbl band shows no number. Scope mount has the number 3868W holding the CAD coded scope. Rifle is equipped with a leather sling with the L&F code on the sling keeper and a bayonet SN 5083. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 98% of its orig phosphate finish as does the bolt with the exception of the extractor and the safety knob which is blue. Bbl assembly shows 98% of its phosphate finish with a little bit of wear at the end of the muzzle from the bayonet being taken on and off. Front bbl band and sight hood are a black dull finish with the middle band being phosphate. Scope base and mount show better than 95% of their orig blue finish. Scope shows approximately 95% with some light scuffing here and there. Scope optics are very clear. Laminated stock and handguard on this rifle show to be in excellent plus condition with no numbers inside or outside of either of them. Stock does have the eagle stamped on the side with three lines and has two very small chips in the toe . Buttplate is just starting to patina. Triggerguard assembly is in 95% blued condition while the floorplate is phosphate. All appearances of inspectors and subinspectors seem to be present on all components. The bayonet is near mint, showing better than 98% of the polished blue finish with the scabbard showing approximately 80%. Leather frog is somewhat dry but pleasing and intact. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is near new. 4-34067 BK99 (6,500-8,500)
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