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September 30, 2001, 01:01 PM
bnz over a 1 in a shield--steyr manufacture
waA 823 below eagle-waffenant acceptance code
Barrel length-23 3/4 inches
cd -marked on barrel
eagle with beak facing left as you are lookin at it.
Numbers on scope mount match bolt
reciever numbers are covered by front scope mount
front scope mount has a Z stamped on it.
Rear scope mount missing latching internals.
Mounts are the claw style with rectangular receiver holes.
the folowing items do not match the main numbers;
front sling band,trigger guard, (plus stamped guard with a milled floor plate) and stock,
Barrel excellent-some bluing wear(app 30%) with some very minor pitting.Minor stock dings.

This belongs to a friend of mine.

Any information re historical significance and guestimate of retail value highly appreciated.

Sam I am, puzzled

September 30, 2001, 07:41 PM
While we're waiting for the experts, here's all I've found so far...

From the '99 Standard Catalog of Firearms:

Mauser Werke

The Model 98 was 7.92mm with a 29" bbl.

Model 98a Carbine, marked KAR. 98, had a 23.6" bbl.

Model 98k Carbine, marked Mod. 98, had a 23.6" bbl. and a laminated stock.

THEN, under the 98k entry, is a little box with a picture of a scoped rifle and the caption:

"A Mauser Model 98k sniper rifle was sold at auction for $14,375. Chambered for 8mm cartridge and fitted with a Dialytan 4 power scope number to the rifle. Nazi proofs. All numbers match. Condition was near mint. Rock Island Auction Company, September, 1997"

So, I'd say it's worth between $90 and $14,375.

I'll keep looking.


September 30, 2001, 09:29 PM
Thanks John......Sam

November 13, 2001, 12:08 AM
Before any of the markings on the rifle can be analyzed the date needs to be known.
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