Info on my first Mauser 98 in .270
I love going to garage sales and about 15 years ago my mother and i were at a garage sale and i saw this for $100 and snapped it up. I will add some photos of it and see if anyone may know when it was made. I also just picked up another Mauser rifle that was missing its bolt this past weeked that i posted on another thread to see if anyone could identify it along with a neat old Hensoldt scope that i unfortunatley listed on ebay. The scope is crystal clear and there is not a single scratch on it and after i listed it i had some regret but hopefully it will help me put the old mauser that i found back into working order again.
08-20-2012 05:48 PM
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Date as well as maker should be on top of the receiver. If it's been scrubbed off, probably no way to know when it was made.
Definitely Belgian if you have these on your rifle.
The "unknown proof mark" is a Belgian inspector's personal mark, post 1877 (previously, the mark had a crown over the letter).
The lion over V is the proof mark for a smokeless powder proof, post 1891.
The stamp looking like an obelisk on a stepped base is the famous Liege "perron" mark.
Last edited by Patrick Chadwick; 09-09-2012 at 06:08 PM.