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Scarce World War II Mauser Model G41(M) Semi-Automatic Rifle This is a fine representative example of an early WWII German G-41(M) rifle manufactured by the Mauser factory. These rifles were produced in 1941/42 in response to the request by the German Weapons office for a semi-automatic rifle. The top of the receiver is marked with a small "Eagle 135" proof over "G-41(M) over 1942," with the actual serial number of the rifle stamped on the top left edge of the rear sight base. It is fitted with a walnut stock with a cupped steel buttplate and short walnut top handguard. It has the correct milled barrel bands and the scarce milled trigger guard assembly. The underside of the buttstock is stamped with the matching serial number "8932" over a partial "eagle/359" Waffenamt proof, with the later proof also stamped in the pistol grip area and on the left side flat. These rifles used the early "bang" gas trap gas system which utilized a muzzle cone (replacement) on the end of the barrel to trap gas and cycle the action in the semi-automatic mode. Initially, the action had to be charged using a 98K style bolt action function, instead of the traditional sliding cocking handle, which was then disengaged and the rifle functions in a normal gas-operated style using the gas trapped in the muzzle cone to actually cycle the operating rod located under the barrel. These are a very scarce today as they were produced in very small numbers early on in WWII when the Mauser factory was using the time consuming all machined parts and components. Most of these rifles saw considerable use throughout the war, especially on the eastern front. Manufacturer: Mauser Model: G41 (m) BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 7.92 mm Mauser Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 8932 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Fine with 70% of the blue finish still remaining overall with even wear overall all the blued areas. The muzzle cone is a mismatched number (8601) replacement. The stock and handguard are both in good condition with a nice original light brown color showing numerous moderate pressure dents, dings and light scratches overall with some heavier ones on the underside of the buttstock from use in the field.

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April 14, 2018 9:00 AM CDT
7819 42nd Street West
Rock Island, IL, US 61201

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