MAUSER: The same serial number (1840) is stamped on each part of the weapon that has serial markings (throughout lock, stock, and barrel). It also has an eagle holding the Nazi swastika stamped in two places on the receiver. Next to one Nazi insignia and below one serial number are stamped the letters "kk". It reads "mod. 98" stamped on the extractor. "dou" and "43" are also stamped on top of the barrel. Number 40 is stamped on the sight. Some rusting with age included on the butt of the rifle. Leather carrying strap is broken. SPRINGFIELD: The serial number 371924 is stamped below "U.S. Rock Island Arsenal model 1903" on the receiver. At the end of the barrel by the front sight it reads "S A 7-29" with some sort of insignia or symbol between SA and 7-29. Little to no rust or corrosion on the metal on the rifle. Minor corrosion on metal of the carrying strap.
My father fought in WWII, and I presume he got these rifles at the end of the war. They appear to have been used during WWII. I received them together as part of his estate.
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This piece was made in 1919 by the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. It features the older style ladder sight, and is in its original configuration. The insignia on the barrel is the U.S. Ordinance "Flaming Bomb" stamp. It is in good condition, with wear to the finishes consistent with its age and use. A fair market estimate is 1,000-1,100 dollars.
This rifle was manufactured in 1943 in German-occupied Czechoslovakia in the Waffenwerke Brunn factory. It is in its original configuration. This piece is in fair condition, with active rust on the butt-plate, and some corrosion throughout the metal. A fair market estimate is 1,050-1,150 dollars.
Based on completed auctions of similar items, a fair value for the lot is 2,100-2,200 dollars. Please reach out with any questions.