SOLD FOR: $4025
Make: Berlin-Lubecker Maschinenfabrik. “duv” is one of the Nazi wartime codes for Berlin-Lubecker Maschinenfabrik (BLM) of Germany
Model: Gewehr 41 (G41)
Serial Number: 3061
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Fixed 10-Round Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The left side of the receiver is marked “G.41”, “duv / 43”, with an “eagle” inspection stamp and with the serial number. Several of the metal parts are marked with the serial number and/or with “eagle” inspection stamps. The top of the gas trap is marked “2062”. The top of the bolt and right side of the rear sight base are each marked with an “eagle / swastika’. The sling buckle is marked “L&F”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 22 ¾ inches to the end of the gas trap.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set atop a ramped base and under a protective hood. The rear sight is a “U” notched sliding escalator marked from “1-12”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece hardwood stock has a pistol grip, sling well with pass through, through bolt, nose cap, barrel band with sling bar, hole for the included cleaning rod and a metal buttplate. The buttplate & stock hardware show scrapes & discoloration. The wood shows various scrapes & scratches. The forearm shows an area of discoloration at the nosecap. The LOP measures 13 ½ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition, as refinished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original. The metal has been treated with cold blue.
Bore Condition: The grooves are dark and the rifling is deep. There is erosion in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The metal has been treated with cold blue and shows discoloration. The magazine has scratches and oxidation showing through the cold blue. The remaining metal shows scrapes, small scratches and handling marks. The screw heads show heavy use. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a leather sling. It shows scrapes & discoloration on the leather as well as light scrapes & oxidation on the buckle. It is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This German G41 was made by Berlin-Lubecker Maschinenfabrik (BLM) of Germany back in 1943. It is a good looking & rare piece of Military history. It has great markings and a nice looking stock. The G41 had a limited production run and was replaced by the German G43. The “gas trap” system used for the G41 was not as reliable as the G43 gas system.