You are bidding on an RARE Collector Quality Norwegian (HAER) K98k Mauser in .30-06, Excellent + condition with a mirror bore. After WWII large numbers of German Mauser 98K's and converted to .30-06 at the Kongsberg Arsenal for the Norwegian Military New Kongsberg barrels were installed, the receivers were modified to accept the longer 30-06 cartridge and the receiver had a flat spot milled on the side with a new serial number and the particular unit they ere to be issued to.., i.e. HAER (Army), KNM (Navy), FLYs (Air Force) etc.. The front sights were replaced with a straight post and the rear sight-leaf was changed out without regard to s/n.., many had the V notch milled out to a U.. The new Norwegian S/N was added to the receiver, bolt and butt plate respectively while retaining their original serial numbers, Waffenamt and Nazi proofs on the remaining parts. Typically, the barreled actions were separated from the original stocks and hardware; however, in most cases they did keep the stocks & s/n hardware together per se`, unfortunately the original German stock/hardware sometimes were not mated back to the original Receiver/barrel group.. in 1973 with the adoption of new rifles, the Norwegian Military relegated their war reserves and put them on the surplus market. In the early 1980's a few appeared on the North American market. Unfortunately in 2004 all remaining 98ks had been destroyed as part of Norway's participation in a United Nations arms non-proliferation treaty; therefore, the bottom line is: the Norwegian K98 Mausers in the US, are exceedingly rare and there are none left to be imported!
The 98k you are bidding is unique in that the nos. on hardware matches the original German S/N, i.e. receiver (lined out by Norwegians -correct) , including both bands, bayonet lug, floor plate, trigger guard, T.Gl screws, bolt release & follower. The 3 major components that were modified by the Norwegians are matched to each other, i.e. the receiver, bolt body and butt plate (Note: typically when these were imported the bolts were removed from the rifles and many importers did not match them up.., this is one that is matched!). All Nazi proofs are intact. The stock is also unique in that it is from a 1934 Standard Modell with a faint C.H.d.A. cartouche. (Ch.d.A. represents the Chef des Ausbildungswesens). WWII 98k's from Norway are not commonly encountered.., Additional pics available to interested bidders.
TERMS: FFLor C&R License required and Certified Check or Postal Money Order within 7 days of the close of the auction. Buyer pays fixed amount of $35.00 CONUS for shipping, (email for shipping rates to HI & AK). Will ship USPS Priority Insured. Add $20.00 for shipping in a hard case. Buyer must confirm local laws that this gun is legal to ship your state before bidding.
Seller reserves the right to end this auction early if there are no bids. Bidders with NR or Negative feedback will not be accepted.Please do not bid if you are not eligible. Check local laws before bidding. ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS APPLY: 3 day return allowed if item description is not correct. The gun must be returned in the same condition as received, unfired, the buyer will pay all incurred return shipping fees and insurance.
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