The same is true of later letter codes. Serial numbers also found on rear sight base. Three lines with 359 under them. Well, this un-named company was reworking and cleaning some pretty tired old mausers that it had found somewhere and charging an arm and leg for them. There were only 127,000 Commercial Mausers produced and many have been altered or destroyed. I am not an expert but that is waaaaayy above a run of the mill Mauser sporter-even a nice one. Most Mausers cary a serial number with three or four digits and a single letter suffix, but there are Mausers with five digit numbers.
This past year I picked up another model B in 30-06 here in Alaska and I don't plan on letting it go. Technical centuria Roman numerals Detatchment identifiers Arabic numerals Centuria identifiers For example, Pw. When placing his order he could request that his name will be engraved on the gun or even be inlayed in precious metals. Found on fuses x Possibly used by Rheinisch-Westfaelische Sprengstoff. The most frustrating but perhaps the most useful marks of the 1891-1939 era are the various sets with just numbers present. Most important of these was the Spanish Model 1893, the first Mauser with a staggered-column box magazine. Over the years, German proof laws, like those of other European countries, were revised to cover changes in gunpowder, materials and design.
My best guess is the rifle was built in the 1950's or 1960's, but that's only a guess. Kuehn, Optische Industrie, Berlin-Steglitz guj Werner D. The Germans use a lot of bird-like marks as proofs from black powder to nitro so there is a good chance what you see there is one of these markings. The same thing was done when guns were ordered by wholesale distributors, exporters or by importers in the United States. Fiat, Turin, Italy kye Ernst Hilker u. Magazines are stamped on the housing with the respective serial number and spare mags have an additional + in front of the serial number.
Gregg And, don't forget the counterfeits. About the Author Ludwig E. Reichert, Vienna pyy Unknown, probably in Solingen. The number below the line is that gun's actual entry number in the proof house records for that month and year except for a short time around 1923, such ledger numbers indicate Zella —Mehlis proof. Its a pretty keeper for people who like fine commercial mausers, but if you must sell get Mr Speeds book and educate yourself on what you have and not get cheated on price. Diehl, Nurnberg auj Monheimer Ketten- u. Mauser, Obendorf was the only manufacturer to produce the K98 from 1934-1945.
If it's polished down, look at it in strong light at an angle. Eckhardt, Leipzig enc unknown ens Schramm und Wachenmann enz Enzesfelder Metallwerk, Enzesfeld plant, Vienna enz Gebr. Lederwarenfabrik, Muehlhausen gaq Otto Stephan, Leder- u. Found on small arms 490 Unknown. Found on ammunition 370 Unknown.
Company, Velbert awj unknown awl Union-Gesellschaft fuer Metallindustrie, Sils van de Loo u. Back to Copyright 2011 © shotguns. Or, as I found out 30 years ago, all the scope mounts used on Austrian guns made in Ferlach, were made, fitted and mounted by a single specialized shop in town. When it comes to guns that can unquestionably be classified as antiques, there is usually no doubt that the name on the gun is that of the maker. Though the measures seem heavy handed, collectors largely believe that the regulations did improve the overall quality of European arms in the latter half of the 19 th century.
From the January, 1971 issue of American Rifleman Coats of Arms and other markings on Mauser turnbolt rifles and carbines are extremely varied. Left to fire, right to safe, center to load. Now for the non-matching bolt. Markings: With few exceptions, every K98 was stamped with manufacturers' code and date on top of receiver. It has most major makers proof marks in it and should be in the reference section of your local library, or one very similar.
GmbH, Muehlhausen in Thueringen gaq Otto Stephan, Leder- u. Found on small arms components 122 Hugo Schmeisser 131 Deutsche Waffen- u. German Gun Collectors Association is an Educational Non-profit 501 c 3 corporation. Rempt of Suhl dgl Remo Gewehrfabrik, Gebr. Emaillierwerke Wilhelmshuette iron and enamel works , Sprottau-Wilhelmshuette fwz Eisen- u.