SOLD FOR: $2826
Make: Waffen Werke Brunn. In 1942 “dot” was the German wartime code for Waffen Werke Brunn in German occupied Czechoslovakia.
Model: G33/40 Carbine (Mountain Carbine)
Serial Number: 1350
Year of Manufacture: 1941
Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Barrel Length: Approximately 19 1/2 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted V post set atop a raised base and under a removable protective hood. The rear sight is a V notched sliding escalator.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece laminate stock has a pistol grip, scallop for the bolt handle, nose cap with bayonet lug, hole for the included 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 left side of the stock. The buttplate shows cleaned surface erosion. The rear of the handguard shows a thin crack that flexes. The wood shows numerous scrapes, scratches and compression marks. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are gray. The rifling is deep. There is erosion near the muzzle and in the grooves.
In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 6.5 out of 10.
Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 33% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes, small scratches, and varying degrees of thinning. The thinned portions of the finish show discoloration from oxidation. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads show substantial use. The markings are well defined. Overall, this rifle rates 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 reproduction K98 sling and with a German Model 1884/98 bayonet, scabbard, & belt frog. The bayonet mounts the rifle correctly.
Our Assessment: This is a rare German G 33/40 Mountain Carbine. These Mausers were only built at the Brno factory in Czechoslovakia. They are patterned after the Czech VZ 33. The first production Carbines of 1940 were marked “945” and used a walnut stock. Subsequent carbines were marked “dot” and most used 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 quote) see pages 223 to 225 of Robert Balls’ book, 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”.
The rifle comes with a German Model 1884/98 bayonet, scabbard, & belt frog.
…Now go shoot something!