Mauser (Oberndorf) Model 98 mountain rifle in .280 Remington. Crafted in Austria, serial 102675 is an superb light weight sporting rifle stocked in richly-figured AAA walnut with end-to-end crossing grain. While every aspect of the stock execution, checkering and finish is exceptional, the metalwork is simply staggering. A 23.5-inch tapered octagon-to-round barrel has a full-length integral matted rib ending in a raised front sight ramp topped with a brass-beaded blade. The barrel-mounted swivel stud is seamlessly soldered. The single leaf rear folding sight is dovetailed into the rib. Accents include a checkered steel grip cap, checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak, timed and engraved screws, double triggers, two-position wing safety on a custom shroud and sleek steel bottom metal with a levered floor plate release. The rifle’s markings indicate “Made in Austria” yet execution is American classic with European heritage slightly evidenced by the petite Schnabel forend and scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line. A straight bolt knob is properly configured to clear a scope. No maker’s name is declared. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with bases) is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with no evidence of use. Metal and wood finishes are each at least 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. A complete photo package is available by request (please include your direct email address with this request as the GA system does not support attachment of large digital files).