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Thread: S42K, Mauser Oberndorf SN61, Test bed for new optical system

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    Default S42K, Mauser Oberndorf SN61, Test bed for new optical system

    As part of the ongoing work for the chapter on Mauser Oberndorf, I present
    this jem. Courtesy of one of our members, I "borrowed" this for a few weeks.
    Thanks Paul! Will be adding more pics in the next 2 days. Simply amazing.\


    Dave is correct in that this was a test bed for the Jung scope system.

    Here is a note from Jon:
    Here is a pic from the original Mauser research department report for the month of August 1944 that shows the listing for the Jung scope and mount status which mentions that the parts and drawings have been returned and the contract terminated for this project as the arma had no interest in this unit and there were efforts underway to develop another form of 4x scope .

    He also sent me the image of the Jung scope compared to a ZF4 and ZF41. Most interesting.

    As opposed to the JPSauer swept back mount and rarity, I would have to defer to this example as being one of the rarest among known examples. Perhaps Dave might want to comment on this.

    The machined aluminum bedding is obvious from the pics and shows to what extent Mauser was willing to go to test the accuracy of this
    platform. The gun is box cut behind the rear band but he didnt cut through the alum. channel.
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    WOWSER!!!!!!!!!!

    What is that "box" on the left side? I thought at first a Leico collimator, but not likely. WHAT IS IT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulch View Post
    WOWSER!!!!!!!!!!

    What is that "box" on the left side? I thought at first a Leico collimator, but not likely. WHAT IS IT?
    Vulch
    If You have Sniper Variations Pg137 It takes a Prismatic Telescopic Sight with Post Reticule and Rubber Head Rest on Spring Steel Arm . Designed by Dr.Jung . Special Left Side Mounted Rail Base . That`s Really a Rare Test Piece . I will use that word RARE!!!!!!!!!
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    Thanks Dave - no, I don't have the book, as sniper's have never been my interest (and out of my reach anyway, and repros hold no appeal to me whatsoever).
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    ....WOW. any story on how/where it was found?

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    I'd say off the chart for coolness factor on that one.
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    Default 60 years on

    We are still learning..this is what makes this even more fun. Discovery is always the most exciting phase of collecting.

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    Bruce, Being such an early rifle, I would be curious as to the BC and RR?

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    Paul I updated pics with your data.
    In short, RR = P74 (x3), barrel code is Krupp (KR 8H4999), barrel code inspection is e/106, P74 (x3).

    Also for the rest of the gang, this gun was likely produced on the first day of K98k production at Mauser Oberndorf in late 1934.
    At the longest, figure 12 weeks of production, maybe 8 to 10 on the short side. Certainly an October to November startup.

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