~ A WW2 German 1943 SS Old Spec K98 Mauser Rifle with ZF-41 Sniper Scope ~
It comes with its deactivation certificate, dated 16.6.1994.
The rifle has been stamped with a large amount of proof marks, Wafflen stamps and serial numbers:
It has matching serial numbers: 65 (on the chamber fittings) - 265 (on the bolt, bolt safety and twice on the cartridge clip chamber) - 1265 (on the bolt's lever, front barrel fittings, scope frame and loading chamber).
The left part of the metal frame of the cartridge chamber is stamped 'Mod.98'. Near by the serial no stamped on the chamber is a Waffen stamp. On top of the chamber is stamped the 'Waffen 740', the 'SS' mark in a diamond and 'bcd 43'.
On the metal frame beneath the cartridge chamber, near by the trigger, can be seen two '265' serial numbers: one near by the front screw along with a Waffen and an 'SS' stamp and another serial on the cartridge chamber itself.
On the left side of the barrel, between the scope and cartridge chamber is another pair of Waffen ans SS stamps.
The Mauser comes attached with a ZF-41 sniper scope.
On the top of the scope is stamped 'CXN 101853, Z.F.41". The scope's rear fitting arm is stamped with serial '1256', the 'Waffen 214', 'duv' and a pair of Waffen SS marks. On the other side is stamped serial no. '675'.
Also on the rear arm, on a different side is stamped 'K98K-Zf-41'
The Zf-41 was an optical sight produced in Germany during the Second World War. The Zf-41 was in fact the first attempt to provide the ordinary infantryman with a rifle capable of being used, if not for pure sniping, then at least for sharpshooting. Most modern-day armies have adopted some form of optical aiming device on infantry weapons but the Zf 41 was the first.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 24 inches (61cm), with the gun measuring 45.5 inches (110.5cm) long overall. It weighs 4.75kg.
~ Condition ~
The rifle is in excellent condition. Some minor wear on the wood, but the metal remains clean. The scope is in excellent condition and excellent working order; the optics are clear and focus extremely well.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £20 or the Mauser rifle can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.