This is a Waffen-Frankonia 6mm Remington Mauser Action Custom Rifle. Waffen-Frankonia ia a distributer and manufacturer of arms located in Wurzburg Germany. They have been in business since before World War II. Between looking at the style of this rifles stock and the fact that the 6mm Rem. cartridge, also called the 244 Remington, was developed in 1955, my best guess would be that this gun was produced in the late 1950s or 1960s. It looks to me like the gunsmiths started with a military action and went from there. There are no marks under the scope base on the reciever and non to be seen when the stock is taken off. I believe they have been ground off. Barrel, which has been lined to make it a 6 mm Rem. has the current caliber stamped on it, serial number, the numbers 669 with what look to me like german proof marks beside it. The barrel has had the steps ground off and the bore is very nice and is the more desirable 1-in-9 inch twist. Features include a quick release floor plate with button in the trigger guard, shot gun style slide safety and sights that may be used with a high scope mount. Blue finish is very nice. There is a small amount of wear around the barrel crown and a couple of very small blisters in the finish mid way down the barrel, but you have to look real hard to see them. Some one knew what they were doing when they built this rifle. The barrel has not been glass bedded, but instead the stock interior was hand formed to fit the barrel and yet not bind it. The checkered stock is also in great condition with fancy fore tip and grip cap which has an ivory disc set in it to scrimshaw the owners initials in. This one is blank. There is one ding on the edge of the cheek piece and a crease in the right side of the butt. It shows up with the camera flash. Perhaps a vise screwed in a bit too tight? Whatever caused it, it can be felt. However to see it at all you have to look down that side from the butt. Other then that stock is blemish free as is the butt plate. From what I have been able to find out, Waffen-Frankonia has a reputation for high quality European fire arms, although it seems not many are seen in the U.S. If you google the name you will find their current website. This is a very classy hunting rifle.
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