|PRICE:||R 15,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Bolt-Action - Mauser 98|
|CONDITION||Good to Very Good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
This hunting rifle utilizes a German Mauser K98 action, set in a wooden stock with a cheek-piece and checkering around the pistol grip, and is chambered in 7x57mm Mauser.
It appears to have been manufactured by the German gun maker Edgar Kiess of Suhl (unknown date and model).
The top of the rear site has been cut short in order to fit a scope, and the rifle includes scope mounts for this purpose.
It has a 29″ barrel and still includes the front sight, and a front sling swivel attached to the underside of the barrel.
The action has a 3-position Mauser flag safety lever.
The 7×57mm Mauser (also know as the 7 mm Mauser, 7×57mm and .275 Rigby in the United Kingdom.) is a first-generation, smokeless powder, rimless bottle-necked rifle cartridge.
It was developed by Paul Mauser in 1892 and adopted as a military cartridge by Spain in 1893.
It was subsequently adopted by several other countries’ militaries, and although now obsolete as a military cartridge, it remains in widespread international use as a sporting round.
The original military load featured a 175 grain round nose bullet fired at a velocity of 2300 ft/s.
Later, a 154 grain Spitzer bullet was developed which gave a velocity of 2900 ft/s.
During the Second Boer War, British authorities were obliged to re-evaluate rifle and ammunition design and tactics after facing Boer sharpshooters armed with Mauser Model 1893 and Model 1895 rifles firing 7×57mm rounds with withering effectiveness, easily outranging the .303 British cartridge as regards to accurate, long-range fire.
This gun is in good to very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The finish on the barrel and receiver is very good to excellent with no discernible marks, but only very few, very small, light patches of surface rust in places, which is easily removed and nothing significant.
There is some very light wear at the bottom of the trigger guard and magazine plate, as well as on the bolt handle.
The rear sight has been removed/cut short to fit a scope, and scope mounts are fitted.
The action is still smooth and tight.
The wooden stock is still very good with only the odd, extremely light, small scratch in places, and the butt pad is fairly hard but in good condition.
Includes a leather sling.
This firearm is suitable for medium to large game hunting.