German Kriegsmodell Late ...
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DescriptionGerman Kriegsmodell Late War Mauser Oberndorf byf 45 Zf41 K98k Bolt Action Sniper Rifle.
Serial no. 4733, 8mm caliber, 24 ½-inch barrel with adjustable rear sight and hooded fixed front sight. Blued (and some phosphate) finish. Receiver marked "Mod. 98 / byf 45". Barrel marked "[shield] 44N2". Features all Kriegsmodell features including "byf" marked stamped trigger guard, stamped and welded rear barrel band, stamped front barrel band that retains the barrel band hole, and endcap without bayonet lug. All component metal is un-numbered but various proof marks are prevalent. Laminated stock with late butt plate, the underside of handguard and stock channel are un-numbered. Right side of butt stamped with Eagle over WaA135 waffenamt. The consigner indicates he purchased the rifle directly from the vet who brought it home. The bolt is from a G33 and is as the veteran brought it back, no doubt the rifle pulled from one pile; the bolt another. Still a nice example of a particularly uncommon and sought after German rifle variation.
Condition: Very good. The bolt retains the majority of the blue; the remainder of the finish exhibits mostly storage wear. The stock has minor scuffs and light scratches. Mechanically excellent with a bright bore.
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