You're too damn lucky.Guess I must be one of the lucky ones -- mine is essentially mint; metal, wood, & bore are as issued [all matching, of course]. Seller did not know what he had, so I "stole" it. A real centerpiece of S. American mausers which will never leave the collection. -- Dave
You mean to tell my you let this fine rifle leave your possession twice?We sold it to a customer (a prominent GUNBOARDS poster) who traded it to another GUNBOARDS poster, who then traded it back to us. The bolt wasn't matching, but then again they almost never do (a result of how they were stored with the bolts removed).
They really are very elegant and extremely well-made rifles. . . this was the finest example of the type I had ever seen.