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OUTSTANDING MAUSER C96 FLATSIDE CARBINE, BRITISH RETAILER MARKED, WITH 12″ BARREL AND GLOBE FRONT SIGHT. (Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess)MAUSERC961447.63MMMODERN; C&R; IMPORTCal. 7.63mm. Mauser made approximately 200 Large Ring Flatside carbines. This example has a 12" bbl with a hooded, drift adjustable bead front sight and a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. The elongated chamber is marked with the Mauser address while SN "144" is on the left chamber flat; antler acceptance, partially hidden, is on the right chamber flat. Right side of the frame has been hand-inscribed for the British retailer "PATSTONE & SON./SOUTHAMPTON". The SN is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the left side of the stock iron at their juncture. SN "144" is additionally marked under the rear sight bar and back of the hammer. Limited disassembly shows the matching SN on the follower, floorplate, firing pin retainer, bolt and firing pin. The extractor, the usual components of the rear sight, the firing pin retainer, bolt stop, safety and stock lug are fire blued while the trigger and attendant housing are in-the-white. Standard smooth forearm and buttstock that has an orig Mauser buttplate with an intertwined "MW". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 95-97% bright orig rust blue with scattering of small dings and very fine scratches. Comparable condition fire blue on all small parts except stock lug that shows more oxidative change, particularly the upper arm that has largely toned to a mellow brown. Forearm and buttstock retain most orig varnish with scattered handling dings. No discernible cracks or significant losses. Near excellent buttplate. Bright bore with sharp rifling, minimal oxidation in grooves. Perfect manual mechanics. An excellent carbine, with an interesting British history, that should be a desirable addition to any collection. 43475-37 LMA (12,000-20,000)
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Minimum Bid: $0.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,800.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
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