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Old June 16, 2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Newby with question on 1899 Wafenfabrik

I have a WafenFabrik Oberndorf Mauser. I beleive is 6.5x55 I understand the rifle itself is not very valuable but I was told it had a German sniper scope. Thinking of selling but would like to know more on value and history. Not sure if I can post pics yet but I will try.
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Old June 16, 2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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It looks to me like a Swedish Mauser M41B sniper rifle with a different scope substituted for the big Ajack 50mm and the barrel sawn off.
Those changes really hurt the resale value. It would be a desirable rifle if original, not so much now.
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Old June 16, 2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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I got this back in about 92. I had a customer from my lawn business that had gotten it from his dad. I was also told that the scope was German sniper scope. Military collector said that the gun was worth $125 but the scope was worth $500. I have no idea. How much more would the barrel be sticking out if it has been sawn off? Does not look as though it was cut.
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Old June 16, 2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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The orignal barrel was only about two inches longer but that is where the front sight was, so that is lost, too.
Does the rifle have a rear sight?

The scope does not look like a "German sniper" to me, but I have not seen everything. It is definitely not the standard Swedish sniper scope.
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Old June 16, 2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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No rear sight. Don't see anywhere it would have mounted. Any pictures of an all original?
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Old June 16, 2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ge...3%A9museum.jpg

I think this is what your rifle used to look like.
Note the rear sight in the opening in the handguard just in front of the scope bell. Note the barrel protruding with front sight, and the clearing rod.
See the Ajack scope the Swedes used.
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Old June 17, 2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Try to shoot a better picture of the marks on the scope to get a value on it.
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