Also acquired today: Mauser Mod. 45, .,22 mag fed bold action rifle w/ original sling. Approx. 10k of these were made at Mauser Oberndorf under French occupation, before the equipment was transferred to St. Etienne (MAS). This is a VERY early one w/ serial 61, still w/o the Mod. 45 designation...
Acquired today: Mauser K.K. Wehrsportgewehr .22 lr single shot, made after the K98k, complete w/ original sling and cleaning rod. Those were in use with the Hitler Youth, SA and other organizations.
It will end up next to it's cousin made by Gustloffwerke. Not the nicest specimen, but mine.
My alpha: DWM early 1909, a block, matching except grip panels but including mag. First contract w/ unit mark of Infanterieregiment 98, 5. Kompanie, Weapon No. 1 - likely the 1st Sergeant's.
Grips were incorrect at the time I got her, she's now fitted with a correct pair.
The one we shot at the 2015 Pumpkin Shoot did work pretty well after it got soaked in oil, the one we tried at the 2016 Car Shoot musta been a Union member.
That aside, I'd love to see a different outcome for the Club than what they are eying now.
I'd attend and help to raise some $$, too. Our trip to NES Country in 2011 was 4 months after the car shoot, but I've got the T-shirt, too.
However, we were at Fred's Birthday Shoot at Monument Beach that year. Sweet memories!