Hello, I am more of a Makarov guy, with a few Walther pistols thrown in, and older S&W's. I have been watching a few items on Gun Broker and I certainly have questions about this auction, #627078329, seller Gunsrc, final sale price $5825.00. WW2 98k Mauser , code CE 41.
I did notice the rifle has two different styles of proof marks, 359=Walther, and 37 which I cannot remember.
Mauser collectors teach me the facts about this rifle, as why is it so different to command such a high price? I already know the basics of a 98k, however, I am at a total loss on this one.
Thank you, Philip/ Simson-Suhl
Nice looking piece but some of if makes me wonder it it was doctored..for one thing, when did they put the serial number on a cupped buttplate?
Also some of the markings on the receiver look shallow, and the font on some of them seem off to me...don't know for sure but that's way too much money if it's all legit and so sorry charley if they are not...
We've discussed this one the k98k forum and among the experts there is the belief that someone has done a little work to the gun to make it look nicer and that it really tops was only a $2500 gun at the absolute most
As of 9/17/2011 new member of the 98k Sniper Club, bcd 45 lsr 11/2/12 SSZZA4 bnz 43 #8301 added to the family
1/2/13 Joined the Classic Arms 91/30 PU family
Bitterly clinging to my guns and religion since 11/6/2012
I was in a discussion of serials on cupped butt plates once. I said 'no' others said 'some', so I checked my small group of K98's and sure enough I have one with a serial number. Guess it was just some early cupped plates. 41 would be an 'early' one, and there are always difference in makers, they never made changes all on the same date!
Happy to see such a going price, even if crazy! My very own CE41 Sauer Model 98, about mint and all matching down to the bands, action screws and… yes, the buttplate. More than a few cartouches on the stock too. The broken off cleaning rod also matching! This my first mauser, a gift from my late father, purchased as passing through Grand Junction, Colorado in 1958 and in my hands since. Yet the point at that time, I doubt anyone this side of the Wehrmacht to be messing with it much! Especially such at the price dad would have paid in those days. Some perhaps relevant photos of the old girl. None ready for ‘prime time’, just from my photo documentation files made about a decade ago in a fit of energy.
Suggested to show what almost certainly is an original bring back/import. Also, unabashedly worked as an opportunity for sharing an excursion down memory lane. Any observations, opinions, feedback, appreciated.
My CE 41 rifle photos, Part Dux!
As I think about it, any observations concerning the meaning of the partially revealed large "S" on the barrel breech right right side, just above the stock line.
Tnanks for observations/information!