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Highly collectible Model 98 Mauser made at the Waffen Werke Brunn factory in Czechoslovakia in 1945 under Nazi oversight and occupation. Sometime in late 1944 / early 1945, the Waffen Werke Brunn factory changed their production code on the K-98 rifles they were producing from Dot to SWP. The group of rifles we are selling under this SKU contains either the Dot or the SWP receiver stamping as well as the year of manufacture 1945 on top of the receiver. Other original war and post-war stamping are visible as well. All feature the rare winter trigger guards. Laminated stocks, and cupped butt plates. 8mm Mauser ( 8x57 ) caliber. 5 Round, Bolt Action. C & R Eligible. These rifles have all been professionally refurbished to our specifications by our friends at James River Armory. They specialize in the restoration of historic firearms. See full details in Extended Description. Just wait until you see them. In my humble opinion, these rifles are beautiful.
Very Rare and Highly Collectible German / Czech Model 98 Mauser K-98 Rifles. 8mm, 5 Round, Bolt Action, Laminated Stock, Cupped Buttplate, Winter Trigger Guards... All the ones that we have seen have also had the coin style engraved inlay in the stock. * Refurbished Condition - See Details Below. This group of K-98 Mauser rifles was manufactured at the Waffen Werke Brunn factory in Czechoslovakia, which was producing for Germany under Nazi control and occupation at the time. The factory later gained fame as the Czech Brno plant. K-98 rifles made at this factory originally carried the DOT manufacturers stamp on the receiver but transitioned to SWP sometime in 1945. These will either be DOU, SWP, or DOT and while supplies last you can select your desired manufaturer under the custom option field. This group of rifles is highly desirable to collectors due to the limited numbers of total rifles produced with these stampings, as well as the unique characteristics and marking that these rifles carried. They are a piece of history, and we are proud to be able to offer this exclusive small lot. * About the condition. The rifles under this SKU have been lightly refurbished to our specifications by our friends at James River Armory. They specialize in the restoration of historic firearms, and in our opinion, no one does it better. In this case the restoration consisted of the following. All metal parts were professionally cleaned and re-blued to an as issued finish. Missing sight hoods were replaced, and bores were scrubbed to remove any storage residue. There is no such thing as refurbishing a bore, but the bores have been cleaned, and we are told that they average from dark but serviceable to quite lovely. Just know that even though the external metal will be refurbished the rifles are still surplus and bore condition will vary just like with any surplus rifle and as such we make no guarantees in terms of bore condition. It may be pristine, or it may be a sewer pipe, but either way is the luck of the draw. Having said that, JRA has told us that although bore conditions varied that many cleaned up quite nicely. As for the wood. Stocks were only lightly refinished as we did not want to remove all of the original military carry character that they possessed. Still, they have been dramatically improved from the original condition, and we think they turned out great. All of these rifles have the unique DOT style stamped front barrel band.The result of this refurbish is a wonderful rifle that is also a piece of history. Also, since we first ran these rifles, in their first turn in condition, we have learned that they are even more special and collectible than we first knew. This particular group of K-98's was sold on contract to the country of Ethiopia. That is why they have the Saint George medallion in the stock. They are quite rare and have seldom been seen stateside. Please know that even though these have been refurbished, we do offer a hand select as some just inherently have prettier stocks and markings on them than others. Choosing Hand Select will get you the best of 10 cosmetically. Please know that even in hand-select, we do not grade for bore condition. Grading bore condition is highly subjective, and as such, we do not factor bore condition into our grading process.
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