|PRICE:||R 7,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|CONDITION||Very good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
Mauser, originally Königliche Waffen Schmieden, is a German arms manufacturer founded in 1811.
Their line of bolt-action rifles and semi-automatic pistols has been produced since the 1870s for the German armed forces.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mauser designs were also exported and licensed to many countries which adopted them as military and civilian sporting firearms.
Between the first and second World Wars, during the era of the pre-Nazi Weimar Republic, Germany determined it necessary to produce a large number of training rifles that could be used by both the military and civilians, which would not raise any suspicions or concerns with the Allies of any hostile intentions or military rearming.
Mauser therefore developed and produced a series of single-shot, bolt-action, .22 LR “Sport” and “Target” rifles, that were designed to represent the shape, size, weight and functions of the Mauser G98 military rifle.
The Mauser MM410B falls into this category of .22 LR, bolt-action, training/target rifle, and was produced between 1936-1938.
It was classified as a ‘sporter’ or ‘repeater’ due to its 5-round box magazine and light weight, 23.6″ tapered barrel.
It has a swinging safety lever located at the back of the bolt, similar to that of a conventional Mauser 98 rifle action.
The rifles receiver and bolt mechanism stems from the DSM 34 or Deutsches Sportmodell 34, but with several improvements.
The rear sight is a ramp, graduated from 25 – 200 meters and in 25 meter intervals and
utilizes a slider for elevation adjustment, while the front sight is a longitudinal blade and secures in a dovetail, locked in place by a spring loaded stud.
This gun is in very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is very good, with only some light wear around the muzzle, and a small line of wear/light scratches underneath the barrel near the front of the sling swivel.
The bolt is very clean with a smooth action.
The wooden stock is still very good with only very few, extremely light dings in places, nothing significant at all.
The Mauser logo cartouche stamp is still visible on the stock, and it has a brass butt plate.
The rifle is a great, fun gun for simple target shooting and plinking at the range, and is also an excellent tool for teaching rifle shooting and fundamentals of basic marksmanship to young or beginner shooters.
This firearm is also suitable for vermin hunting.
This rifle may also have some collectors value due to its age, make or use as a pre-war training rifle.