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See one of these at a Live Auction(Catalog). Had never heard of or seen one before. Single Shot GEW 98 Target Rifle.
 

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Yes.
You have seen one somewhere. Nice to know.

I saw a crane recently in a meadow. I also saw a cat the next day.

So what?

Carcano
 

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Coincidentally, there's a big writeup in American Rifleman about them this month.
I just read the article. It is very interesting and the Lead Author was Ludwig Olsen who passed away in April 2006. The Auction on the the one I saw closes on Saturday. If any one is interested in bidding see the September 22 Amoskeag Auction Catalog.
 

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Report on the Auction which was today.

"The Haenel GEW Target Rifle $1300. They went nuts bidding on it!!!!!"
 

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$1300??? Short story: recently a friend was selling off an estate (700+guns) and showed me a gun that he was keeping for himself. Banner Mauser in 8.15 X 46R, just like in the Rifleman article. I looked up some info for him including brass and die prices. The gun was in great shape with a very well done repaired duffel cut. After finding out what it would cost to shoot it and because I said "give me first chance at it" a few weeks ago he offered it to me for $300. Midway order for dies, brass from the Reloaders Bench shop and some 32/40 cast bullets I had and it shoots great. 200 yard gongs are in danger with this rifle.
 

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$1300??? Short story: recently a friend was selling off an estate (700+guns) and showed me a gun that he was keeping for himself. Banner Mauser in 8.15 X 46R, just like in the Rifleman article. I looked up some info for him including brass and die prices. The gun was in great shape with a very well done repaired duffel cut. After finding out what it would cost to shoot it and because I said "give me first chance at it" a few weeks ago he offered it to me for $300. Midway order for dies, brass from the Reloaders Bench shop and some 32/40 cast bullets I had and it shoots great. 200 yard gongs are in danger with this rifle.

Great Buy !!
 
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