View Full Version : Rare, Paatz Sportmodell
01-10-2011, 04:40 PM
Here is a tough one to find. A late Paatz sportmodell.. Feature's are a slideing button on the bolt handle is for taking out the bolt by pushing it down. This one has a loaded chamber indicator. Also the hand stamped serial #. No where on the rifle does it say who made it. I have an earlier version where the receiver bridge is marked "Paatz sport busche". Where this one is just marked "sportmodell". Condition of this rifle is near new.
Forgive me if I am wrong Wayne, but is this a W625C "transitional", when features of the DSM34 and W625 became somewhat fused?
INCREDIBLE rifle. Want it :)
01-11-2011, 09:14 AM
Well, Grasshopper...A long time ago there were multiple builders of training rifles. Simson/BSW,paatz,Walther ,Jga,&Mauser.. All had their own ideas. But, Mauser had the best idea. Plus party help. And their design was adopted into the new "german sports modell" Or dsm-34.. The others had great ideas as well..And made both their own and the German sportmodell.. Yes you are correct in saying as time went on the "house" brand came to resemble more and more the dsm-34. It's my and others opinion that the parts for the dsm-34 were mass produced and disributed through out the Reich. Making assembly of these rifles more easy for the factories. Thats why they tended to use dsm-34 bands and triggerguards ect. on their later products. Simson/BSW started using dsm-34 bands in their 625B series. The 625c has the larger receiver and barrel like a dsm-34. They also made a dsm-34.. But, this rifle is a "PAATZ" and they made their own rifle along with a dsm-34.. Thats all Folks.....:biggrin1:
08-17-2012, 10:38 PM
Just saw one of these recently. Any idea how much one would be worth?
08-18-2012, 09:54 AM
price is what someone is willing to pay. One of my reasons for posting these rare examples is when people search "paatz" they will find this site and post rifles and questions like youres. If you knew it was a paatz Id say it is stamped Paatz on the rear bridge ? I have never seen one in this variation marked Paatz.
A complete rifle is good shape would sell from 750.00-1500.00 depending on the venue. They are quite scarce.. Hope this helps.
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