SOLD FOR: $3850
Make: Waffen Werke Brunn. In 1940 “945” was the Nazi wartime code for Waffen Werke Brunn in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. The code was only used in 1940.
Model: G33/40 Carbine (Mountain Carbine)
Serial Number: 3085
Year of Manufacture: 1940
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The top of the receiver is marked “7,88”, “945” and “1940”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “c”, with a Nazi “eagle / swastika” and “G.33/40”. The right side of the receiver is marked with an “eagle / WaA63” inspection stamp. The top of bolt handle is marked with a Nazi “eagle / swastika”. The rear of the bolt handle is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “K6” and with a Czech “circled Z”. The bottom of the grip is marked with 2 Nazi “eagle / swastika / WaA63” Waffenamts; one is faded. The bottom of the butt stock is marked with the serial number and with 2 Nazi “eagle / swastika / WaA63” Waffenamts. The right side of the butt is makred with a Nazi “eagle / swastika / Wa63” Waffenamt and with 2 Nazi “eagle / swastika / WaA63” Waffenamts. The bottom rear of the sling is partially marked (faint) “POESC” and “RJN”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 19 ¼ Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted “V” post set under a protective hood. The rear sight is a “V” notched blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly marked from “1-10”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The walnut stock used for this G33/40 stock was only used in 1940. Later stocks were laminate.
The two piece walnut stock has a pistol grip, scallop for the bolt handle knob, metal nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the missing cleaning rod, barrel band with sling bar, through bolt, sling well, sling pass through, domed washer, metal butt plate and a metal protector plate on the bottom left of the stock. The buttplate and protector plate show scrapes, scratches and discoloration from oxidation. The stock shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Several have damaged small portions of the surface wood. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front 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 grooves are grey and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, scratches and thinning. The thinned areas of the finish show discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads show heavy use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a leather sling. The leather shows scrapes, discoloration & surface cracks. The metal shows scrapes & pin prick surface erosion. It is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This rare Mauser G 33/40 Mountain Carbine has great markings. These are not seen on the market much. They were only built at the Brno factory in Czechoslovakia and they are patterned after the Czech VZ 33. This is a first year of production rifle. In 1940 the rifles were marked “945” and used a walnut stock. All subsequent carbines were marked “dot” and use a laminate stock. Many of the G 33/44 Carbines were issued to the German “Gebirgstruppen”, or Mountain Infantry, where the metal plate on the left side of the butt was used to keep the stock from harm while using the rifle for assistance in climbing. For more (including the end quote) see pages 223 to 225 of Robert Balls, MAUSER Military Rifles of the World, Fifth Edition. “The German Model 33/40 Carbine has always been a highly prized addition to any Mauser Collection”.