644. Fine German Bolt Action Magazine Sporting Rifle by Burgsmuller

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serial #2, 7mm Mauser, 24 1/4" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 95% original blue, the loss is due primarily to even fading to plum with some loss on the high edges and contact points. The top flat is neatly hand-matted its full-length and shows some light engraving near the breech. It is maker marked "H Burgsmuller/Kreiensen" on the left and right diagonal flats. The '93 receiver shows a similar amount of color case-hardening, the front ring neatly matted and decorated with small crosses, the balance of the arm showing some very light scroll and borderline geometric engraving. The bottom metal shows a similar amount of color case-hardening with light scroll on the floorplate and bow of the guard. The classic style European walnut stock rates very good showing an old refinish many years ago, with some minor dings and handling marks and an old repaired chip at the toe which was very well done; the top tang sits just slightly proud. The rifle features a rounded left side cheekpiece, checkered grip with mullered borders, Oberndorf sidepanels, schnabel tip and forend keyed to the barrel with a single wedge. Both barrel and receiver are marked with the makers serial or assembly number "2" and the gun was proved in 1905. The rifle features double set triggers, and turned down and checkered bolt handle and detachable swivel studs. It is sighted with a simple bead front atop a sporting ramp, two leaf rear, one standing one folding, and has had the addition of a Lyman No. 35 receiver sight to the bolt stop, no doubt on these shores. The length of pull to the grooved hard rubber buttplate is 13 1/4" to the front trigger. Overall a nicely executed pre-war Mauser with some very nice amenities, by this maker known for his quality work. (38156-2) {C&R} (1000/1500) SOLD FOR $1,725.00

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