39. German K43 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

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serial #3743q, 8mm Mauser, 22" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this very nice example retain about 97% original gray-green phosphate finish showing mottled heat treatment in parts with rough-cast outer surfaces on the bolt carrier/charging handle and receiver ring. The cupped steel buttplate is still bright and is largely un-stained and both action screws retain nearly all their original black enamel. The smooth laminated stock rates very good plus to excellent showing strong original tooling and sanding marks with very few dents or dings here and there, the only one mentionable being a ding 1 1/2" ahead of the bottom metal front screw. There are very good Waffenamt and acceptance stampings at the pistolgrip and along the toeline as well as on the left side of butt (Waffenamt 359 (3500/5000) SOLD FOR $12,650.00

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