12. Late War K98K Bolt Action Rifle by Waffen Werke Brunn I With Scarce Sheet Metal Rear Sight

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serial #75754a, 8mm Mauser, 24" barrel with a very good plus bore that shows a couple spots of light oxidation in the grooves. The metal surfaces of this swp45 coded rifle retain about 93% original blue and phosphate with even fading on the bands, barrel and receiver, a small area of oxidation at rear of receiver, and the floorplate and triggerguard show oxidation staining. The laminated stock rates near excellent with a few small scattered areas of flaking, handling marks and light dings. The bolt handle, cocking piece and sleeve are matching numbered to the receiver but the remaining parts appear un-numbered as is correct for late war rifles. The barrel is marked "(Shield) dot/45" and with two "(Circled)S" and the floorplate is marked "qnw" and the triggerguard is correctly marked "svw". The rifle is equipped with a fixed sheet metal rear sight instead of the more common adjustable rear sight. This was done at the end of World War Two and today surviving examples are hard to come by. Rifle includes an original brown leather sling and rubber muzzle cap which may be a reproduction. A nice example of these scarce rifles. (207879-84) {C&R} [Craig Brown Collection] (2500/4500) SOLD FOR $4,887.50

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