SOLD FOR: $4,188
Make: Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf
Model: Light Short Rifle, Type K (Kurtz)
Serial Number: 95286
Year of Manufacture: 1926 -1927 per Jon Speed’s Mauser Sporting Rifles
Caliber: 6.5 x 54 mm Mauser
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with three crowned proofs (“B G U”), “95286”, and “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER – OBERNDORF A/N.” The left side of the barrel shank is marked “95286” and “6.5X54”. The top of the bolt release handle is marked “86”. The inside bottom of the magazine plate is marked “86”. The top of the bolt handle is marked with a “crowned B”, a “crowned U” and “5286”. The safety lever, extractor and rear of the bolt body are marked “86”. The butt plate is marked “MAUSER”. The rear three sight blades are marked “100 200 300”. The two flip up sight blades are also marked “286” on the opposite side.
Barrel Length: about 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetailed set, beaded blade that is set atop a ramped sight base. The rear sight is made up of a dovetailed set three blade assembly. The center blade is stationary and the shortest. The taller front and rear blades flip up for distance shooting.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The one piece stock is dark stained, straight grain hardwood with decorative checkering on the pistol grip, metal pistol grip base cap, hard rubber butt plate, metal sling loop, raised cheek piece and a Schnabel tip forend. There is a ¼” x 2” area on the left side of the butt stock that has several compression marks. The underside of the butt stock near the pistol grip has four compression marks. The forend has scrapes and compression marks on both sides. There are handling marks throughout. The LOP measures 14 ¼“ from the forward edge of the front trigger and 13 3/8” from the forward edge of the rear of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is minor erosion present.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. There is wear on the magazine base plate, front sling loop mount, trigger guard, bolt release handle and on the front inch of the barrel. The chamber ring, barrel and magazine base plate show pin prick surface erosion. The rear sight base has several small thin scratches. The screw heads are show use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle and we do not have a 6.5×54 Mauser round to chamber check.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a rare commercial Mauser in 6.5×54 Mauser, which is not the same as the 6.5×54mm Mannlicher-Schönauer. It has double set triggers with the front trigger letting off at about 8 ounces. It is a light Mauser with distinctive looks. It is a must for the Mauser collector. See page 1275 of Fjestad’s “Blue Book of Gun Values” 33rd Edition.
SOLD FOR: $4,188