GERMAN MAUSER MODEL 98 RIFLE (GEWHR 98) SNIPER RIFLE. SN 5669. Cal. 8mm. This is a WWI GEW 98 rifle that is set up with a high claw mount over the receiver. The bolt handle is turned down as it would be on a sniper rifle and has a standard GEW 98 rear sight that graduates from 400 to 2,000 meters. Receiver is marked with the Imperial eagle and the scope is a VISAR 2-3/4X with the SN 1198d. All external serial numbers appear to be matching with the exception of the sling swivel. Bayonet and scabbard are unnumbered. Rifle is also equipped with muzzle cover and sight protector as well as an original, but dry, sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver is bright as is the bolt assembly. Bbl is blued but turned very plum with some light corrosion blended in. Numbered bbl bands are showing a plum to gray patina as is the rear sight. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly are showing a gun metal gray with just a bit of moderate pitting blended in. Handguard and buttstock are in good shape considering their 90 odd years with sharp finger grooves and a minimum of scaring, most of which being on the bottom between the pistol grip and the buttplate. Numbers on the buttstock are not legible. Mechanics are crisp and work well, bore is slightly bright with some pitting throughout. All in all not very bad. Scope shows 95% of its orig blue with slightly cloudy optics that are still viewable. Bayonet shows some light to moderate pitting and the scabbard retains approximately 70% of its blue. 4-34077 BK118 (2,500-3,500)
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