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Military Rifles for sale

  items as of 8 February 2018, updated 21 February 2018  


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SPANISH Model 1893 Mauser bolt-action infantry rifle # J8124 (7x57) mfg. at Oviedo in c.1916 (unclear).  Very Good condition with much original bluing. Matching bolt, remaining numbered parts mismatched. Missing cleaning rod. Stock and handguard has some small handling marks. PHOTO . . . $375.  REDUCED! $
325.   C&R  

SIAMESE Model 1903 Mauser bolt-action infantry rifle # 4490 (8x52R) mfg. by Koishikawa Arsenal. Excellent, with nearly full bluing, strong (if a bit dark) bore. Stock has original finish with some scrapes and digs from usage and handling. No cleaning-rod, sliding action-cover not present, no import-marks. PHOTO . . . $375.   REDUCED! $325.  C&R 

MEXICAN Model 24 Mauser bolt-action cavalry carbine # 953 (7x57) mfg. at Fabrique National in 1924. Good overall condition with faint (but clear) Mexican National crest atop chamber. Receiver is "in the white" and most bluing worn to gray metal. All matching numbers, bore is worn and very dark. Walnut stock and handguard has original thick finish with many handling marks from actual use, brass shield-shaped rack tag tacked to bottom. Missing cleaning rod,   PHOTOS . . . $525. REDUCED! $450.  C&R

JAPANESE Type 38 Arisaka bolt-action carbine # 120116 (6.5x50) mfg. by Koishikawa Arsenal (Tokyo) in c.1924.  Excellent condition with better than 95% original bluing except for triggerguard and magazine floorplate (worn from carry), non-matching bolt and bolt-parts, mum ground (as usual), no cleaning rod.  Bore is strong and close to excellent, buttstock and handguard have original finish with very few handling-marks. Includes original leather sling (in very good condition).  Not import-marked.  PHOTO . . . $425.   C&R   SOLD

VENEZUELAN Model 24/30 Mauser bolt-action carbine # 020162 (7x57) mfg. by Fabrique National in the mid-1930's. Excellent condition, with 95% or so bluing remaining, receiver is blued (as is proper for carbines) with very bold crest above chamber. Bore is very bright and shiny, bolt numbered 1975 (not matching as usual) missing cleaning-rod. Has milled magazine-follower and flat milled buttplate. Wood is walnut with very few handling-marks from contact with adjacent rifles.  A very attractive and handy 7mm carbine, considerably   rarer than the short rifle, not import-marked.  PHOTO . . . $725.  REDUCED!  $625.  C&R  SOLD   

PORTUGUESE Model 904/39 Mauser-Verguiero bolt-action short rifle # J4486 (8x57) mfg. by DWM in 1904. Very Good condition with all-matching numbers (except stock) and bold royal crest above chamber. Original (browning) finish with a nice mirror-bright bore. Includes cleaning-rod. Stock has some handling marks and clear royal cartouche, crack caused by buttplate screw seem stable. Originally chambered in the obsolete 6.5x58 Verguiero cartridge, these rifles were rechambered to 8x57 in Germany just before WWII and have one of the smoothest actions of any military rifle. PHOTOS . . . $425.   C&R   SOLD

GERMAN Model Karabiner 98 bolt-action infantry carbine # 3155 (8x57mm) mfg. by Erfurtr in 1915.  Very Good condition, metal has mostly full bluing that is browning with age. No matching serial numbers, no overt Turkish markings with a very strong and somewhat bright bore. Missing cleaning rod, beech buttstock has been lightly sanded with few of the expected handling marks and dings, handguard has a very nasty (but repaired) lengthwise crack. PHOTOS . . . $475.   C&R   SOLD

SWEDISH Model 96 Mauser bolt-action TARGET rifle # 885 (6.5x55), mfg. by Waffenfabrik Mauser in 1900.  Excellent condition with matching bolt, bolt-parts and buttplate, remainder not matching.  95% original finish, decent wood with adjustable target pistol-grip affixed with two existing screws. lovely beech replacement stock and handguard with very few handling-marks. Military rear sight leaf has been removed, has SODERIN  rear peep-sight adjustable for windage and elevation adjustable tunnel front-sight with circular insert. PHOTOS . . . $975.   C&R

PERUVIAN Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action short rifle # R0169 (7.65x54) mfg. by DWM in 1901 with a 24" barrel.  Very Good overall, with 80% weak bluing (turning brown with age) with a mostly-bright bore.  Features lange-vizer (rollercoaster) rear-sight, very faint Peruvian crest (REPUBLICA PERUANA) atop chamber, no parts are matching, has bent-down bolt. Decent stock and handguard has the expected handling-marks from over a Century of use, includes cleaning rod. Not import-marked, this is only the third Peruvian short rifle we have ever handled (all with R-prefix). PHOTOS . . . $450.  C&R 

BRAZILIAN Model 1908 Mauser bolt-action short rifle # 52008 (7x57) mfg. by Itajuba in c.1930.  Very Good overall condition with 80% bluing (many parts browned from actual use). Receiver is only numbered part, bore is mostly bright with strong rifling. Very bold and detailed Brazilian crest above chamber. Local wood buttstock and handguard has very few handling-marks, missing cleaning-rod. PHOTOS . . . $425.   C&R   

BRITISH Sht LE No.1 Mk.II** bolt-action rifle # 1446N (.303 British), originally mfg. as a Long Lee by uncertain maker, converted to the Mk.II pattern by Enfield in 1905.  Very Good overall condition with mostly full finish and mostly bright and strong bore. This rifle still retains its front and rear volley-sights, magazine cut-off, and has charger-guide attached to the bolt head.  Rear sight is windage-adjustable and has bone-inserts in sight slider-buttons. Bolt and rear-sight matches receiver, front nose-cap does not, top-flat of barrel and rear handguard both DP marked, long thin crack in front handguard. Buttstock is nice-looking walnut with few handling-marks and scratches. Quite an attractive specimen. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . $1350.     C&R 

GERMAN Gewehr 88 Commission bolt-action rifle # 6054L (8x57JS) mfg. by Steyr (date uncertain).  Good condition, very little remaining bluing with most metal browned and rough with some scale and minor pitting at the wood-line. No matching serial numbers. Receiver S-marked, bore is surprisingly decent, quite bright and very strong. Must be utilized with Gew.88 charger-clip (not included).  Walnut stock rough with lots of contact-marks from actual usage. Unit marks on barrel-bands (see photo), Completely functional, I would not hesitate to shoot this (however I DO NOT recommend any firing military ammo in it, only modern U.S.-manufactured commercial loads in it rather than milsurp ammo). Missing cleaning rod. PHOTOS . . . $325.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD


YUGOSLAVIAN Model 24/47 Mauser bolt-action rifle # J3144 (8mm) mfg. by Zastava in 1949. Excellent condition, a large-ring intermediate-length Mauser with 98% or better original bluing on all metal components and a sharp mirror-bore. Clear Tito-era Yugoslavian crest above chamber. Stock and bolt is matching, remainder of metal parts mismatched. Stock is streaked walnut and has few handling marks. Includes cleaning-rod but no front sight-hood.  PHOTOS . . . $375.  C&R   SOLD

  FINN Model 39 Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle # 37791 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. in 1942 with B marked barrel (Fabrique Nationale) on a post-1898 receiver. Excellent-PLUS condition with 100% or better bluing. Bolt-knob numbered 7791 (matching), magazine floorplate and buttplate not matching (as usual). Bore is extremely strong and mirror-bright (and NOT counterbored). Includes cleaning-rod. Postwar stock (squared finger-joints) has a few minor scuffs and tiny impressions but is otherwise as new.   PHOTOS . . . $625.    C&R   SOLD

  BRITISH No.1 Mk.III SMLE bolt-action rifle # H37313 (.303 British), mfg. by Birmingham Small Arms in 1918.  Near Excellent condition with nearly all oil-blacked finish on external metal. Bore is very bright and strong, bolt matching receiver but other parts mixed.  Retains windage-adjustable rear sight. Stock is extremely attractive with very few handling marks from actual service use, but a dent or two and the number 74 painted on bottom of stock. PHOTOS . . . $650.   C&R  SOLD

  CANADIAN Enfield C No.4 Mk.I* bolt-action rifle # 91L2392 (.303 British) mfg. by Long Branch arsenal in 1949. Excellent condition, full original finish on all metal parts with an excellent mirror-bright bore and a 4-groove barrel. Bolt is matching with 1-marked bolt head. Rear sight is the stamped ladder variety. Stock has a few very minor dings, includes olive green web-sling. Very scarce year, likely unimprovable.  PHOTO . . . $875.    C&R   SOLD


  FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 59015 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. in 1942 by VKT. Excellent condition with 90% or better original bluing. Bolt-knob matching. bore is excellent and mirror-bright, includes cleaning-rod. Postwar stock (squared finger joints) has some dings and handling marks. Very attractive. PHOTOS . . . $525.   C&R    SOLD

  FINN Model 39 Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle # 505653 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. in 1943 by SAKO on a post-1898 receiver with SK.Y civil-guard marking. Excellent condition with 95% or better bluing. Bolt-knob numbered 5653 (matching).  Bore is extremely strong and mirror-bright (and NOT counterbored). Includes cleaning-rod. Stock has original finish and many moderate to severe wear from actual service use, SAKO cartouche on right side. PHOTOS . . . $560.    C&R   SOLD

  SWISS Model K-11 Schmidt-Rubin short rifle # 41324 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1916. All-matching serial numbers including magazine. Excellent condition with 95% or better bluing and a perfect, mirror bore. Wood is streaked walnut with its original finish and very few handling-marks. Includes correct leather sling, very tiny import-marks on left side of receiver.  PHOTO  . . . $575.    C&R    SOLD

  SWISS Model K-31 Schmidt-Rubin short rifle # 684271 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1941. All-matching serial numbers including magazine. Near Excellent condition with 90% or better external bluing and a perfect, mirror bore. Wood is beech and is very tired, with numerous dings, scrapes and handling marks in the finish, XI 41 stamped beneath buttplate. Stock would clean up nicely with little effort. PHOTO  . . . $450.    C&R   SOLD

  BRITISH Mark V Enfield bolt-action trials rifle # 2793 (.303 British) mfg. by Enfield in 1922.   Very Good or better condition, with over 80% military finish (a few areas of external pitting on metal mostly at wood-line).  Has all-matching serial numbers, with a mirror-bright and very strong 4-groove bore.  Includes large square receiver aperture sight and magazine-cutoff.  Stock has small chip at toe.  Not import-marked, scarce transitional model between the No.1 SMLE and the No.4 Enfield series of rifles.  PHOTOS . . . $975.  C&R    SOLD

  BRAZILIAN Model 1908 Mauser bolt-action short rifle # 7762Ji (originally 7x57, rechambered to 7.62 NATO) mfg. by DWM  in 1910.  Near Excellent condition with 90% bluing (receiver "in the white" which is proper). Straight bolt not matching, bore is mirror-bright with very strong rifling, muzzle has been professionally crowned. Detailed Brazilian crest above chamber, right side of receiver deeply stamped PM 01271 .16 (I am certain one of our customers will tell us what that means). Walnut buttstock and handguard has been lightly (and professionally) smoothed with few visible handling-marks and is quite pretty. No cleaning-rod. PHOTOS . . . $375.    C&R   SOLD

  U.S.A. Model of 1917 bolt-action infantry rifle # 210183 (.30-06) mfg. by Remington in Fall 1918. Excellent condition with 90% Parkerized finish on metal and a somewhat worn and mostly bright bore, barrel stamped JA (Johnson Automatics). Stock has original finish with some of the expected handling marks over the past 99 years and several cartouches on left side. Not import-marked, includes CMP certificate of authenticity. PHOTOS . . . $1175.     C&R  


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