Rare GEW98 Stern (Star)
Gewehr by Amberg
Dated 1916 in 8mm
Non-matching, original sling
This is a nice rare rifle even with
the mismatched parts. These are getting scarce now in any
condition. The star marking was applied to denote that the
rifle was assembled outside of the factory by another
The wood on this one is in good
condition with the usual dents and dings, no cracks or
splits. The receiver has turned grey and the rest of the
metal has lost most of the bluing. The bore is good but has
a few spots of minor pitting,
about 6/10 with good rifling. The bolt
does not match the receiver but all of the parts of the bolt
match each other. The magwell plate, bolt release and the
rear sight have no numbers and may be arsenal replacements. The magwell plate
appears to be a later replacement as the finish doesn't
match the guard. The early style web sling and detachable
swivel are original. There are no import marks.
Overall a very nice collectable rifle that
would be an excellent addition to any collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
Contact me if you need pictures of something I missed.
FFL or C&R required.