Flaig Ace Converted 98 Mauser 264 Winchester Magnum 26” Bolt Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $705.00

WOA#:  WY240301SK004

Make: German, Flaig Ace

Model: 98 Mauser Sporter

Serial Number: 921

Year of Manufacture: Built by Flaig Circa 1960’s, 1940’s action.

Caliber: .264 Win Magnum

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle fed by internal mag.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Flaig Ace / 264 WIN MAGNUM”. The left side of the receiver is marked “921” with a German Sw@stika Eagle and “Mod.98”.  The top of the bolt has a faint but visible Waffenamt.

Barrel Length: 26” threaded with knurled thread protector.

Sights / Optics: The barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for a front sight. The top of the receiver has two scope rails.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is a one piece HS Precision composite stock with black web accents, semi-pistol grip, straight comb, cheek piece, decelerator buttpad, and two sling studs.The LOP measures 13 5/8″ from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttpad. There are no chips or cracks.  There is little to no handling wear on the stock or buttpad.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition and not original to the Flaig conversion.

Type of Finish:  Blued

Finish Originality: Flaig Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.  There is minor scattered corrosion and some fouling in the grooves.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish.   The balance of the finish shows minor operation wear.  There are a few small scratches and scuffs on the barrel exterior.  The tip of the charging handle has some oxidation. There is mounting wear on the scope rails.  The rear of the bolt has some scratches and minor nicks.  The screwheads are very strong, being only lightly used. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a muzzle brake.

Our Assessment: Flaig’s was a well-known gun shop and custom gunsmithing business located in Millvale, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Established by Ace Flaig, the shop gained prominence primarily during the mid-20th century for its high-quality custom rifles and gunsmithing services. Flaig’s was particularly noted for its expertise in creating precision barrels and for modifying Mauser rifles, which were popular among hunters and shooting enthusiasts.

The shop specialized in rebarreling and accurizing rifles, especially utilizing the Mauser 98 action, which is renowned for its durability and reliability. This made Flaig’s a go-to destination for hunters seeking custom rifles capable of exceptional performance in various hunting conditions. Flaig’s rifles, like the Flaig Ace 98 Mauser Sporter, were customized to client specifications with options for different calibers, stocks, and finishes, allowing for a highly personalized shooting experience.

Flaig’s also had a reputation for offering high-quality German and Austrian firearms and was one of the early importers and sellers of such guns in the United States. Additionally, the shop provided a range of gunsmithing services and was known for its attention to detail and craftsmanship.

Ace Flaig’s contribution to the field of custom gunsmithing and his commitment to quality helped establish Flaig’s as a respected name in the firearms community. While the shop is no longer in operation, and the inventory auctioned off by Flaig’s daughter,  its legacy continues among collectors and enthusiasts who cherish the precision and artistry of Flaig-crafted firearms. This rifle still retains much of its glory.  The action is smooth, the trigger is crisp, the bore is strong, and the pedigree of this rifle is enough to grab the collectors or make this a new favorite hunting rifle. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Flaig Ace Converted 98 Mauser 264 Winchester Magnum 26” Bolt Action Rifle
Flaig Ace Converted 98 Mauser 264 Winchester Magnum 26” Bolt Action Rifle