French Mauser "svwMB" Code Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle with Sling and Bayonet

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French Mauser  svwMB  Code Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle with Sling and Bayonet
Mauser rifles were produced for France both in 1939, on contract from the Belgians, and in the immediate post-War years, using the seized Mauser factory. Hooded blade front and tangent rear sights, with Mauser "S/42G" marking on the rear sight base, Belgian proofs on the barrel, "eagle/ 135" (Mauser) stamps on the receiver ring, and "Mod. 98/ svwMB" on top of the ring. Stamped components, with "svw" trigger guard, "byf" floor plate, and "lxr" follower. Smooth straight grip stock, with a cupped buttplate and a brown leather sling. With an unmarked bayonet, 10" blade, smooth grips, metal sheath and a leather frog.
BBL: 24 inch round
Stock: laminated
Gauge: 8 mm
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 5948C
Condition: Very fine as partially restored/refinished, showing 95% of the current blue finish, showing mild handling marks, a small amount of pitting on the front barrel band and barrel, bright edge wear and a brown patina on the cocking piece. Stock is excellent, with a few minor chips and dings. Slings show a few cracks and tears, a brown patina is forming on the sheath, frog good, bayonet very good, with light wear and chipped grip.