April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Due to the static nature of trench warfare during the First World War, the British (who were shortly followed by the French) rolled their first Mk IV tanks onto the battlefield in 1916, to try and break the stalemate between the Allied and Central Powers' lines. With standard caliber ammunition no longer being suitable for this new age of mechanized warfare, Mauser developed the T-Gewehr single shot bolt action rifle, which was chambered in 13.2x92mm TuF. This example bears the Mauser banner logo over "1918" over the chamber, with three crown over "K" arsenal proofs on the right side of the barrel shank and a German imperial eagle on the left-hand side. Imperial eagle and arsenal proof are also present on the bottom of the bolt handle and on the left side of the receiver ring. Matching numbers include the receiver, barrel shank, barrel, barrel band/bipod mount, trigger guard, trigger guard screw, bolt release, bolt handle, and bolt safety. Stock has been lightly sanded and is no longer retains it's serial number or proofs. Bipod shows pitting all around, with no discernable serial numbers or arsenal markings. Receiver, bolt, and barrel band/bipod mount are in-the-white, with the barrel, rear sight assembly, and trigger guard being blued. CONDITION: In-the-white components exhibit age-related discoloration all around and retain clear stampings and arsenal markings. Blued components retain good amounts of their arsenal blue finish, exhibiting areas of wear and thinning all around that show through to a pleasant brown patina. Very nice bright bore, exhibiting some small areas of pitting and some old cosmoline, and retains well-defined lands and grooves throughout. Stock shows some scattered dings and handling marks, with two cracks present on the bottom of the stock, below the bolt assembly. Bottom of buttstock shows a few small gouges. Grip shows a small area of loss on the right-hand side, but is still sturdy and serviceable. Bipod has been refinished, showing pitting beneath its finish, but being entirely serviceable. A very attractive example of scarce Mauser T-Gewehr bolt action anti-tank rifle that is over a century old. -MLW-

Item Dimensions: 66"
Barrel Length
38 - 1/2"
13.2x92mm TuF
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Length of Pull
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,200.00
Estimate: $7,500 - $12,500
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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