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**Walther ac44 code G43 Sniper Rifle

8mm Mauser, 21.5" barrel, S/N 401i. Blued finish, laminated stock. Receiver marked G43 {Waffenamt} 402i ac44. Matching number 402 on receiver, bolt, stock toe, gas tube and in pencil under edge of hand guard. {Eagle}/359 inspections throughout with a large, clear one in the middle of the reverse butt. Mounted with a ZF 4 telescopic sight marked Gw ZF4 / 35728 / ddx {Triangle} in a roughly made, phosphate finished mount that is engraved with the number 3676 at a significant angle and also bears an {Eagle}/359 inspection mark. The scope includes a lens cover set of leather with a cup front cover and a tapered wood rear plug. Rifle includes a single black paint finished, aye code K43 marked 10-round magazine with an {Eagle}/WaB43 inspection. Retains the cleaning rod and a period sling.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition:

Fine. Retains most of the blue with some thinning and loss with moderate surface oxidation and some roughness on the barrel band. Markings remain clear throughout in both metal and wood. Mechanically functional, fine bore with some frosting present. Stock with scattered light handling marks and minor dings but very crisp. Scope about good with the lenses having taken on a yellowish coloration and some sort of deep amber or orange thick liquid has leaked inside the scope, partially obscuring the ocular lens although the post and reticle is still visible at the objective end. This same thick liquid has apparently leaked from around the rubber eye piece and is present on the exterior of the scope tube as well.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,100
05/25/2021

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