COMING IN MAY 2020
VERY RARE LATE WORLD WAR II GERMAN SPREEWERKE (cyq) VG2 BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
inv # 20-910
Cal. 8mm Mauser.
This very rare “last ditch” rifle was an innovative design mfg. in late World War II. It reflects Germany’s desperate need for for small arms for both regular forces & the rapidly forming Volkssturm. The Volkssturm was a German National militia organized in Oct. 1944, which included the over & under aged & those recovering from wounds. The rifle was designed & mfg. to reduce costs, machine time, & the use of high grade materials. Despite rough war time finish on all parts, rifle appears to be a serviceable design. Bbl. likely a salvaged M.G. bbl. marked on top ahead of receiver w/ non matching S#, 3 drop wing eagle “2”s, 1 drop wing eagle “4”, “K” in shield & German Eagle proof. Receiver is marked on left side “VG2 cyq”& S#. Right side of receiver stamped “chd”. Numbers match on receiver & bolt handle. Notched rear sight is mounted on front of receiver & is drift adj. for windage. Blade front sight formed from sheet metal w/ integral protective hood. Rifle is mfg. using sheet metal stampings, rivets & spot welds where possible. Receiver produced as a flat sheet metal stamping, which was formed over a rnd. mandrel to accommodate the bolt. Locking is accomplished by opposed front lugs engaging metal insert in receiver ring & by bolt handle engaging deep slot in receiver bridge. Has side swinging safety inside trigger guard bow. Receiver made to accommodate 10 rd. K43 mag. 2 Piece hardwood stock w/ riveted permanently to receiver. Rifle has correct vintage sling. Steel cup buttplate. Non removable Stacking rod.