Jon Speed sent me this yesterday as well.
I just learned mauser patented their SQB mauser scope mounting system in 1912 even though they made up sporters with this system a few years before etc. Jon
Mauser must have patented the system in hopes of gaining royalties from a future contract.
I’ve never understood why the German military specified that bolts and receivers be left in the white. Cleanliness and easy inspection?
Commercial rifles almost always had blued receivers and bolts, this rifle was likely assembled as a commercial rifle.
Here is Glass plate image of Oberndorf G98 Sniper rifle based on Commercial sporter Square Bridge action with Push button scope release. In pre WW1 period folks at Spandau started thinking about some form of G98 Sniper rifle so this was Mauser Proposal which was not accepted so as war started...
The rifle is a mixture of parts, the barrel and stock are Chilean 1912 short rifle, the bolt has some Brazilian 1908 parts. A rifle someone assembled from parts.
The receiver and bottom metal are likely worth more than you paid for it. If the barrel is in good condition, it and the stock may...
If you click the link in my previous post you purchase the new manufacture screws from my website. Unfortunately I made them in sets, so I'd ask that you buy them as a set.
If you send me a PM I will check and see what I have for originals. I may have a spare rear screw.
I make replacement screws for the ES/MS and DSM rifles.
They are currently in the white, but I will offer them blued as soon as I can get them blued.
This is a commercial rifle, as PrayingMantis said. The receiver serial shows that it was a left over receiver, possibly numbered after the war. Interesting in that receivers were a supposed bottleneck through the war. Likely this receiver had minor issues and it was set aside, later being built...
Hopefully I can add some insight for you. If you haven't bought it yet, or decided not to, I would be interested in knowing the asking price for this rifle, I would potentially be interested in buying it.
I have not seen a VCS marking in this particular way, which is part of what makes it a...
Is the muzzle cover a correct 22 muzzle cover? It doesn't look like it in the picture, but I cant tell. If yes, those bring a fair amount.
The wood is nice, the metal is a little rough, but it looks like it would possibly clean up. If there is pitting, then that is a big difference.
Jon Speed sent me these some time ago, plans made up by Mauser to convert these rifles.
Very cool picture, I have always found what I called 3rd tier arms interesting, but very little to no research or acknowledgement. I am really glad to see so many being studied and brought to the forefront.
Personally when examining a rifle, I only use all matching examples to determine originality. Then I look at the acceptance marks to see if the acceptance marks match.
People, importers, armorers, etc have been piecing together guns from the beginning. Take a look through the reference threads...