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 LOT 403
Very Fine and Rare World War II Mauser K98 Bolt
Action High Turret Sniper Rifle with Scope - Serial no. 54730, 8 mm cal., 24
inch round bbl., blue finish, laminate stock. In use from 1939 through 1945, the “high turret” sniper was one of the most
effective sniper weapons in the German arsenal; ways were found to make less expensive snipers, but they never introduced a better
model during the war. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with the scope mounts screwed and welded to the receiver. “Eagle/135” proofs are
present on the rear sight sleeve, receiver (double struck, factory error), and the rear scope block, with “Mod. 98” on the receiver wall and a matching
number on the bolt components (minus the unnumbered, trimmed-down safety) and the floorplate. The barrel bands (both stamped) are unnumbered, and
      both the trigger guard and floorplate are stamped with “byf” markings. The smooth laminate pistol grip stock is fitted with a brown leather sling, marked with a faint WaA stamp on the side, and fitted with a checkered and cupped steel buttplate. The Dalyran 4x scope is marked “76876/+” and “bek”, with the front ring renumbered to match the rifle, rear ring with windage adjustment, a rubber eye cup and a set of leather lens covers.
CONDITION: Very fine, with 75% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, mild spotting. Oxidization is present on the toe of the buttplate. The stock is very good as repaired (above trigger guard), and revarnished with a number of dents and scuffs overall. The optics are slightly hazy from age, but the reticle is solid and the body shows minor spotting and strong original blue. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000
   LOT 404
World War II Berlin-Lubecker
“duv 44” Code G43 Semi-Automatic Sniper
Rifle with ZF4 Scope and Mount - Serial no. 1868C, 7.92 mm Mauser cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue finish,
laminate stock. Manufactured by Berlin-Lubecker on a rough forged receiver marked “G. 43 duv 44.” on the left. Hooded blade
front sight and military tangent rear sight graduated from 100-1200. Both the receiver and bolt carrier are forged and machined,
with the manual catch on the right side of the carrier. Right side mounting rail, threaded muzzle, “aye” code magazine, and cupped
trapdoor buttplate. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip laminated stock. Matching serial number marked on the receiver, bolt carrier, bottom of the buttstock, and electro-penciled into the extractor. The left of the scope body is marked “Gw ZF4 dow (triangle)/11469”. “6165f” and “eagle/214” marked scope base.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 85% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance. Stock is also very fine with defined edges, a few light cracks on either side of the front of the forend, and some light handling marks. Mechanically functions, requires manual assistance to operate the bolt due to hanging up. Scope is very fine with slightly hazy optics and very fine mount.
Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500

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