~ A New Specification Deactivated 1942 BCD Produced K98 Mauser with ZF-41 Sniper Scope ~
It comes with its deactivation certificate, dated 30.04.2010, & is fitted with it's original carrying leather strap.
The serial number registered on the certificate is '4431'.
The rifle has been stamped with a large amount of proof marks, waffen stamps and serial numbers:
The number '4328' is stamped on the left hand side of the barrel, The left part of the metal frame of the cartridge chamber is stamped 'Mod.98'. Just left of this is the number "4431", and a Waffen stamp. Going around centre of the metal frame is "VK 80 41 bys", "BCD 42".
On the metal frame beneath the cartridge chamber, near by the trigger, can be seen two serial numbers: one near by the front screw '3640', with the proof mark on top, and '5650' below a Waffen stamp, and 4431 etched onto the trigger guard itself.
The Mauser comes attached with a ZF-41 sniper scope.
On the top of the scope is stamped '+ Triangle, CXN, Z.F.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 £10 or the Mauser rifle can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.