German K43 Sniper Rifle

The overwhelming majority of WWII German G43/K43 rifles on the market (when mounted with a scope) have non-matching mounts.”

Below are pics of a very rare rifle – an all-matching WWII German K43 factory assembled sniper rifle.

This K43 rifle has a 1945 date and qve code, denoting it as being produced by the Berlin-Luebecker factory (click for basic info).

 

Adding to this rifle's rarity, it is unfired since leaving the factory, and it has the original serial number matching scope mount.

The overwhelming majority of WWII German G43/K43 rifles on the market (when mounted with a scope) have non-matching mounts. Interestingly, many (if not most) G43/K43s do not have an affixed scope, despite the presence of a scope rail on the vast majority of them. As a matter of fact, this is the first correct matching example that I have ever personally seen. They are out there, but make no mistake – they are rare. 

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