Gustloff-Werke precision 98K variant
Here we have a very nice Gustloff-Werke “bcd/4” code Model 98K Mauser bolt-action sniper rifle in “long rail” configuration. It’s fitted with a “bmj” code Hensoldt-Wetzlar Dialytan model 4X fixed power scope and includes a period correct leather sling, lens covers, and scope case Via Rock Island Auction House, estimated range $2,000 – $4,500
Gustloff Werke, was a located in Weimar, Germany, and up until 1938 was known as the Jewish-owned Berlin Suhler Waffen- und Fahrzeugwerke (BSW). Seized by the state, it was renamed after assassinated Swiss Nazi Wilhelm Gustloff but, as it was one of the few factories intact after the war, in 1947 the Soviets disassembled the whole concern and moved it to Russia where it became part of the Avtovelo works. Urban legend has it that the disassembly and reassembly was so complete that offices even had the correct trash cans for each desk– still with the trash inside in case anything useful was thrown away.