Sold for: $2,550
Make: dot (The code for Waffen Werke Brunn in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia.)
Model: G33/40 Carbine (Mountain Carbine)
Serial Number: 9152
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: The metal tang in front of the magazine is marked “GERMANY”. The top of the receiver is marked with a German inspection stamp Eagle over “63”, “dot” and “1942”. The left side of the receiver is marked “9152”, “b”, with a Nazi Eagle over Swastika and with “G.33/40”. The bottom of the butt stock is marked “9152”. The top of bolt handle is marked with a Nazi Eagle over Swastika. the rear of the bolt handle is marked “9152 / b”The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “6 N”. The inside of the upper handguard is marked “2 / 9152 / b”. The barrel (visible when the upper handguard is removed) is marked on the left side “9152 / b” with a nazi eagle over swastika stamp. The top of the barrel is marked “dot 18-41O”. The inside of the leather sling is marked “MADE IN / GERMANY”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 19 ¼”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetail set, inverted “V” post under a protective hood. The rear sight is a “V” notched sliding elevator marked from “1-10”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece laminate stock has a pistol grip, upper hand guard, sling well, sling pass through, metal nose cap, barrel band, through bolt, domed washer, metal butt plate and a metal protector plate on the right side of the stock. The stock shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks; some have removed the surface finish of the wood. The left side of the forearm shows heavy scrapes that have removed the surface of the wood. The LOP measures 13” 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 bore is gray and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion. The bore needs to be cleaned to remove some fouling.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The domed washer, protective plate and buttplate are unfinished; they show wear and scratches. The nose cap, barrel band, magazine plate and trigger guard show scratches, wear and fading. The front of the barrel shows fading, light marks and some discoloration. The front sight base is scratched. The receiver shows fading and light scratches. The screw heads show light 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.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: The rifle comes with a tan, leather sling that shows minimal wear on the leather and corrosion on the metal tab. It is in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a rare Mauser G 33/40 Mountain Carbine with 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. The first production pieces of 1940 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”.