WWII Nazi "bcd / 42" Code Gustloff K98 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet

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WWII Nazi  bcd / 42  Code Gustloff K98 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet
This is an excellent example of an early war production K98 rifle as manufactured by the Gustloff factory. The top of the receiver is marked with the "eagle/749" over "bcd" the wartime code for the Gustloff Werke at Weimar and "42" for the year of manufacture and the left side is marked with the Nazi firing proof and the serial number. The left side receiver wall is marked "Mod 98" and the left rear of the barrel is marked with a Nazi firing proof. Around the top of the barrel is marked "ch 324 42" and oval with "of" inside. The rifle has the early war pattern all milled components. Blade front sight and tangent rear sight graduated to 2,000 meters. The stock and handguard are the correct "bcd" produced laminated wartime versions and the stock has the correct single "C" proof on the underside and eagle over "H" on the right rear. The rifle is complete with a slotted cleaning rod, brown leather sling and "jwh" coded bayonet with serrated Bakelite handle, matching scabbard and unmarked leather frog.
BBL: 24 inch round
Stock: laminated
Gauge: 8 mm
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 469k
Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 90% original blue finish with some thinning on the barrel and bolt handle. The floor plate and trigger guard have a smooth mottled gray patina with strong original finish in protected areas. The stock is also very fine with a few scattered minor dings and handling marks. The middle and forward bands are both refinished replacements. The sling is fair with some heavy wear. The bayonet is excellent, the scabbard very good and the frog is good showing some moderate to heavy wear and tight stitching. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.