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SCARCE MAUSER C96 FLATSIDE CARBINE WITH 12" BARREL AND GLOBE FRONT SIGHT. MAUSER C96 242 7.63MM MODERN; C&R; IMPORT Caliber 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 the SN "242" is on the left chamber flat. Right side of the frame is import marked while the serial number is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the left side of the stock iron at their juncture. The #242 is additionally marked under the rear sight bar, on the back of the cursor, and the back of the hammer. Limited disassembly shows the matching SN on the follower, floorplate, bolt and firing pin. The extractor has been repaired, the firing pin retainer is an unnumbered replacement, the firing pin has a repaired tip, and the bolt stop is an unnumbered, altered replacement. The rear sight components, including the sight bar, are fire blued as is the safety while the trigger and attendant housing are in-the-white. Standard smooth forearm. Buttstock has an attached, rotating sling swivel on the left side. The buttplate is an original Mauser with an intertwined "MW". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Original blue estimated at 85-90% with early toning. Faded blue on floorplate and under trigger guard. Repaired extractor is in-the-white. Fire blue on bolt stop, sight bar/cursor and firing pin retainer are in keeping with the balance of the pistol. Most of the fire blue from the stock lug has faded to a pleasing grey. Forearm and buttstock retain most of their orig varnish with numerous but light handling dings. No discernible splits or significant losses. Near excellent condition buttplate. Bright bore with strong rifling and only mild oxidation in grooves. Perfect manual mechanics. 43475-92 LMA (12,000-15,000)
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Minimum Bid: $0.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,500.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
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