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Sir's, I have a buddy that has a WW2 bringback from the Italian theater, here's what he's given me -reciever on top has ORIGINAL ,under that's HAENEL-LORENZ & there's 2 crowns stacked one over the other w/ a pointed middle & side's -1st. has a crucifix on top & the 2nd. crown has a "B" on top & a "U" w/ the end's blocked with line's on each leg [ like an old blackpowder proof ?].Next a large arrow running from muzzle end [fletching] to buttstock end [point] w/ HAENEL inside of it [ also what he call's raised machine lines running longway's inside of it ]Sight's go 400 to 2000, there's a 2nd. set of ranges on the flipside of bar & standard issue slide.On the bottom of bbl. band is 3 stamp's - at 12 o'clock a "8" - 3 o'clock a "G" - 9 o'clock a sideway's 47 [the 4 on bottom / 7 on top towards the arrow ]and what's described as 2 triangle shaped paddels/flags crossing [flatside showing on the left/right side's ] w/ a 3rd. line in the middle pointing down where the paddel's intersect on bottom.OAL is 49 1/4" & muzzle to end of reciever tang is 37 1/4" long.On the bottom of bbl. is a crown [like the other 2 ]w/ a "G" at 3 o'clock & another of the "U" w/legs blocked like the other one. Next to it is 7.7mm w/ 1034 under it.Also it has E 3 B w/ a dot in between the 3 letters & under that is a s# 2547 & bbl. has 3 tapers from muzzle to bbl. band.There's a E 3 B lengthwise on the side of bbl.There's 47 on stock & fore-end,buttplate is stamped s# 2547 under the bottom screw.Last it's a true singleshot - no mag. or clip well, and a 3 position saftey [ bolt / release looks like reg. Mauser issueed.This is all I have to post now, he will look at this & I'll reply to your questions, thank's...
 

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If you think the action is based on a 98 mauser, then I would do a search on 'wehrmans' and you might find something similar. Haenel made wehrmans gewehr rifles that looked like standard gew98s. But that doesn't jive w/ the 7.7mm bore. Okay, so we need pics...
 

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I should have the pix's on here Sunday afternoon, around 4 - 6 PM Central time.My buddy will bring it to the house & I will get to drool over / handle the rifle then...
 

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It is probably a wehrmannsgewehr, a post-wwI single shot in the standard German schutzen cartridge 8.15x46R. I have on just like it. Does it have a serial number?
 

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I am trying to post photobucket pix's - having trouble. I did confirm the 7.7mm stamp on the bottom of the bbl.s# 2547 in a few places, will keep on trying to post
 

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I am trying to post photobucket pix's - having trouble. I did confirm the 7.7mm stamp on the bottom of the bbl.s# 2547 in a few places, will keep on trying to post
There's your problem straight away, using photo-F-up. Set up a free account at Imagecave, you will probably have less grief.
 

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these are the best I got.

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a reply,again...

Sorry about the pix quality, my buddy is going to go to a pro - photographer.I did confirm the 7.7mm on the bbl. shank bottom, also the ser.# is 2547 on the buttplate / bbl. / & has a 47 on the stock & forend / upperhand guard [ beautiful wood w/ a orangey/reddish color with vertigal stripes.It is a true single-shot & I did try to show a metalplate with what looks like a bullet/case impression on it - nothing but wood under the plate.Last a 7x57 Norma SNBT shell would'nt feed into the chamber, and it has the following -
ORIGINAL
HAENEL-LORENZ with an arrow having
HAENEL inside of it just like I have shown it on the barrelband where the crest usually is.We hope this helps & we will reply to your questions,man it was a purty,purty gun...
 

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Wehrmannsgewehr, probably in 8.15x46R, single-shot, used for specialised target shooting, probably post WWI.
 

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Thats a nice Wehrmans Gewehr.I have had the conversions from Gew-98-the lower price models.I have not had the single shot one-with the metal plate and the stock never having been routed out for a magazine. They also had a different style front band from the Gew 98.Mauser mfg is the best with H-L second.Both very High quality German 300 meter Target rifles.I have the Generic Wehrmans Gewehre but It has a Haenel Lorenz rear sight leaf with a windage ajustment knob on it.
 
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