959. Unmarked German Magazine Sporting Rifle

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serial #S-1911-A, 30-06, 24" barrel with a bright very good plus to near excellent bore which shows a bit of oxidation and perhaps the sparsely scattered pinprick pit here or there. This was a rather nice German sporting rifle, sadly suffering from a bit of poor storage. The metal surfaces retain perhaps 80% older German rust blue, now with a mix of speckled active rust and oxidation staining which when removed will leave pitting. These spots are midway down the barrel and on the rather graceful butterknife bolt handle with a few on the receiver and bow of the guard of the bottom metal as well. The full-length Mannlicher style stock rates about very good with the minor dings and handling marks one would expect from the years and the beginning of a crack to the left of the upper tang, with a small chip to its rear. The stock features a rounded shadowline cheekpiece and pronounced comb flutes and a nice cartridge trap along the toeline. There are checkered panels at the grip and bottom of forend. The rifle is sighted with a silver bead front sight atop sporting ramp with a two leaf rear and quick-detach claw mount bases which mount a B. Nickel Ziel 4x81 telescopic sight with heavy European crosshair reticle but cloudy optics. Rifle features double set triggers, long tang with manual safety, pushbutton quick release magazine floorplate and of course European style sling swivels. Once a nice rifle, sadly suffering from a bit of poor storage, it should easily sell for twice the catalog estimated price were it not for the rust. (38653-2) {C&R} (500/700) SOLD FOR $805.00

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