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Old 01-20-2020, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Maudite View Post
An interesting rifle but one that makes the hair on the back of the neck stand up as well.Before I paid that kind of money for it I would want to eye ball the gun in person to make sure the overall craftsmanship cried mauser.One thing that makes me wonder is why would mauser make this rifle as it kind of seems as a step backwards when you already have an action that is grooved for a scope why would you produce a gun with an ungrooved action and mount a scope on it in this fashion.As most private gun ownership was banned during the war in Germany and I don t think a sporting 22would be high on anyone's priority at the time, Ibelieve it was made after the war by a talented smith with parts he had on hand(or could come up with) at the time who knows maybe for an allied soldier station for a time Germany when the country was being rebuilt.All and all it would be a nice gun to have in a collection
I tend to agree and had the same question regarding scope mounting. If one looks at the Speed book, there are several styles of very high rings that Mauser designed to allow someone to mount a scope on the receiver and still be able to have the bolt handle clear the scope ocular (and even harder, allow the safety flag to clear the scope), no small feat with the "B" action. To me, those scopes, perched cartoon-ishly high, look silly and were not conducive to proper cheek weld, so, I could see someone wanting a scope mounted forward of the receiver, Scout style, closer to the bore for better ergonomics. That's about the only reason I could see for having no grooves and mounting the scope all way out there.

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