Rare Scoped German DSM 34 .22 Military Trainer Rifle Made By Mauser, Oberndorf Sells For $1,955 In Online Sale Conducted By Soldusa.Com
MATTHEWS, N.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- A rare, scoped German DSM 34 (Deutsches Sportmodell 34) .22 caliber military trainer rifle made by Mauser, Oberndorf – a highly sought after military rifle collectible – hit the mark for $1,955 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended Mar. 20-21 by SoldUSA.com.
The weapon was a top lot in the more than 1,200 items that came up for bid.
“With the implementation of new proprietary software, the site saw record attendance for what was a fantastic overall auction,” said Chris Roberts, president of SoldUSA.com. “We had over 2.1 million hits in the final two days, with over 3,500 different bidders. The sale focused mainly on hunting, advertising and militaria, and we saw high prices posted across the board.”
The German trainer rifle was of a particularly desirable variation because it had a factory installed German ZF 41 military sharpshooter telescope, coded CXN (Emil Busch AG, Optische Industrie).
“We’re not sure if this was done by Mauser or the German military, but it is definitely a professional job,” Mr. Roberts said. “All in all, the rifle is a great addition to any collection.”
Following are additional highlights from the sale. All prices quoted include a 13 percent buyer’s premium.
A World War II-era German NSDAP political leader’s uniform, consisting of a tunic, pants, shirt and tie, in very good condition and rare to find as a set, realized $1,898. The tunic was pre-1939, with no piping on the collar. It had all the buttons and a 3-piece, sewn-on arm band and enameled party pin. Also included was a political gold lanyard with oak leaf ends.
A U.S. model 1861 .58 caliber percussion musket – one of only 11,000 made by the firm of S. Norris and W.T. Clement for the government of Massachusetts – gaveled for $1,305. The gun appeared to be complete and original and the 40-inch barrel had a grayish patina. The other metal parts looked like they hadn’t been touched. The 1864 dated lock was marked by the maker.
The sides and top of the stock were stamped with the number 12, about 1 ½ inches ahead of the butt plate. The inspector’s mark on the left side of the stock was faint but visible. The only flaws were two parallel stress cracks from the start of the butt plate forward and a pair of cracks to the wood below the rear sight. Mechanically, the hammer held solidly at half and full cock.
An early 17th century original Saxon horseman’s hammer, constructed completely from iron, with a small turned hammer head balanced by a long beak-shaped fluke of still diamond section and with a spherical finial, climbed to $1,009. The hammer, 21 ½ inches in length, “is a true piece of late medieval armament that is truly authentic in every way,” Mr. Roberts said.
A World War II-era Japanese wartime-made Samurai sword, with a leather-covered scabbard and an unusual leather-colored wood handle, coasted to $706. The blade was wartime-made, with a blood groove, bright and clean with only some minor spots near the tip. The blade was 26 ¼ inches on a sword that measured 38 inches and was in overall very good condition.
A World War II German national war flag, printed on wool, with a reinforced end and a rope with loops for flying, rose to $564. The flag boasted a nice size for display – 30 inches by 54 inches. The maker mark was stamped on the bunting and sized “Kr. Fl. 80 x 135.” The flag, bright and clean, with no holes or tears, was black light-tested and was overall very good plus.
SoldUSA.com’s next big sale will go online in early May and conclude in late May. Featured will be high-end ammo collectibles, advertising items, rare tin signs, die-cuts, posters, calendars and many other hunting and fishing collectibles, plus militaria. The auction after the May auction is slated for sometime in the fall, with start and end dates still to be determined.
SoldUSA.com is one of the oldest Internet companies in the world. It was launched in 1990 by Robbie Roberts, who began the firm as Dixie Sporting Collectibles. Mr. Roberts very shrewdly took note of the firm’s success with online sales and grew it into what it is today – SoldUSA.com, the premier hunting collectibles Internet auction site with 42,000 registered users.
To learn more about SoldUSA.com and the Internet and catalog auction that starts in May, log on to www.SoldUSA.com. The firm is always looking for quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item or a collection, you may call them at (704) 815-1550, or you can e-mail them at [email protected] For more information, log on to www.SoldUSA.com.