13. Late War ZF-41 German K98K Bolt Action Sniper Rifle by Mauser Oberndorf

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serial #2807, 8mm Mauser, 24" barrel with a very good plus bore that shows a few very minor pits. The metal surfaces of this byf 45 coded rifle retain 95% original blue and phosphate finishes with some minor impact marks on barrel, a 1 1/2" tool mark below right side of rear sight, fading on barrel, triggerguard and floorplate, silvering scratches on bands and minor oxidation staining on triggerguard and buttplate. The laminated stock rates very good with a few scattered dings, scratches and handling marks, crackling near butt and a 1/2" by 1" abrasion on right side of butt beneath the sling slot. The bolt handle, cocking piece and bolt sleeve are matching numbered to the receiver but the remaining parts appear un-numbered with the floorplate being properly coded "byf" and the right side of butt being marked with a correct but faint "(Eagle)/135" Waffenamt. The rifle is equipped with an original ZF-41 scope and mount with the mount being marked "duv" and "(Eagle)/214" and the scope maker marked "dow" for Opticoteshna GmbH and "ZF40 41/1". The optics are cloudy but the reticle is still visible and the barrel channel has been relieved with an 1/8" gap between the stock in the area between the rear sight and receiver; but this would be an easy fix for a good wood man. A black leather sling and rubber muzzle cap which may a reproduction are included with this rifle. An interesting ZF-41 rifle that will make a great addition to any military collection. (207879-81) {C&R} [Craig Brown Collection] (1500/2500) SOLD FOR $3,162.50

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