Mauser K98 Custom 8 x 57 – RICHARD FLEISCHER, ENGRAVED, PRE-WAR
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Mauser K98 Custom 8 x 57 – RICHARD FLEISCHER, ENGRAVED, PRE-WAR

$2,950.00
Ex Tax: $2,950.00
Product Code: Mauser 98 Sporter 8mm sn4753

Overview

General Specs: Mauser, Year 1938, 8mm, 8lbs 6oz Serial Number: 4753 What a classic German Mauser sporting rifle we have here, labeled by Richard Fleischer and built in 1938 on the Mauser K98 action, one of the all-tim...

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General Specs: Mauser, Year 1938, 8mm, 8lbs 6oz
Serial Number: 4753

What a classic German Mauser sporting rifle we have here, labeled by Richard Fleischer and built in 1938 on the Mauser K98 action, one of the all-time greatest bolt actions ever invented.  This rifle is in great original condition with some very fine features only found on the finest custom rifles.  The Krupp Steel barrel starts out round at the action, transitions to octagon for about 12” and then back to round, with a full length solid matted rib and integral front sight ramp…NICE!  The bore on this rifle is pristine with sharp, crisp rifling.  Someone knew how to care for a fine rifle in her past.  The rifle is mounted with a classic 1.5 – 4x variable power scope with the classic post and cross hair reticle that makes for very rapid target acquisition in the wooded areas we hunt deer.  The scope is mounted in quick-detachable claw type mounts that allow you to remove the scope and replace it with no loss of zero…a great feature for travel or if you needed to use the two leaf rear open sight for any reason.  The action, trigger guard, and hinged floor plate have a small amount of line engraving and have all been finished with a bone and charcoal case color and looks oh so nice.  The extractor and bolt release are jeweled, and the spoon-style bolt handle is checkered both front and back.  The double set triggers function perfectly and once set the very light trigger pull results in a great potential for pin-point placement.  The 8 x 57 cartridge is a great North American game cartridge known for moderate recoil and the .323 diameter bullets come in as light as 125gr. to as heavy as 220gr.  Many do not realize that the 8 x 57 Mauser cartridge is nearly the ballistic equivalent to the .30-06, the most cherished North American game cartridge in the USA.  Ammunition availability is prolific.  The barrel and action is mounted in a nicely figured European walnut stock with a cheek piece and slight Schnabel forend tip.  The inletting is flawless as is the fine pistol grip checkering.  There is a Greener style safety on the left side of the action area of the stock.  The grip cap and buttplate are buffalo horn.  If you had this rifle professionally built for you today the cost would exceed $8500.  It would be hard to find a maker who could do such a fine custom build as this rifle.  The craftsmen doing classic rifles are just too few and far between.  This is a great looking, classic rifle that weighs just 8lbs. 6oz. with the scope and sling.  A very handsome package for your shooting needs.  Thanks for looking.  


Barrels

Barrel Length:  24" round/octagon 
Bores:  perfect
% Blue:  94% original
Ribs: full solid matted rib 
Sights:  two tab rear; vintage vari scope

Action

Action:  bolt jeweled extractor
Case Color:  action & bottom metal 95%
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  light line action, bridge, tg, bottom metal, bolt handle
Trigger Type:  double set; crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  case colored

Stock

Type:  horn pistol grip cap; schabel tip; cheek piece; butt figured
LOP:  14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 7/8" 
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  Horn



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.