Model: Custom Commercial Variant (German Guild Gun)
Serial Number: 2750GBP
Year of Manufacture: 1946 or Prior
Caliber: 8mm Mauser, 7.92 X 57mm
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: There are no visible import marks. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The top of the bolt handle is marked “6219 / a”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked with a “crowned letter”, a “crowned eagle” and an unknown mark. The extractor has a “crowned mark” on it. The top of the bolt body is marked “82”; the rear “19”. The safety lever is marked “26”. The top of the bolt release lever is marked “17”. The top of the magazine follower is marked “10”. The bottom of the bolt handle is flat and has “diamond” pattern checkering. There is decorative metal work on several parts of the rifle, even the screws. See photos.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post. The rear sight is a dovetailed set “U” notch assembly with a second “U” notched, flip up blade for longer distances. Both are set atop a full length rib. The front and rear of the receiver each have dovetailed set, claw mount scope bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a semi gloss finished one piece hardwood with checkering on the straight grip, schnabel tipped fore end, raised cheek piece, hard plastic buttplate and a sling swivel with loop under the buttstock. There is a storage compartment under the butt that is covered by a hinged metal door. This compartment holds four rounds of 8mm in four separate holes. The wood under the hinged door is covered by a brass plate that also has four holes. The checkering on the right side shows some compression. There are light compression marks on the top of the butt. There are a few other light handling marks on the stock. The buttplate shows deep scrapes, scratches and small holes. The LOP measures 13 3/8 inches from the forward edge of the rear trigger and 14 ¼ inches from the forward edge of the front trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, Color Case Hardened
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion. The bore needs to be cleaned properly to remove fouling.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The barrel shows fading, light marks, and a brown patina. The rib shows small scratches on some of the edges and discoloration on the sides. The trigger guard and bolt release lever show scratches. The screw heads show light use. The markings are clean. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Mauser in 8mm. There was a LOT of time and effort put into the metalwork alone. It even has metal work on its scope mounts and screws. It has nice blonde wood with color case hardening on the receiver and the metal on the underside of the rifle to give it a distinctive look. The storage compartment holds four rounds of 8mm to keep handy and the front trigger is set at about a one pound pull. The only drawback is the plastic butt plate which can be replaced without much trouble. This is a NICE rifle for any collector, especially a Mauser collector.