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 facility.

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.

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FFL or C&R required.

 

 

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