Rare Matching Iranian/Persian 98/29 Mauser In 8mm W/ Matched Bayonet, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,825

WOA#: WY240319IK005

Make: Iran W/ Czech Machinery.

Model: M98/29

Serial Number: C00626

Year of Manufacture: Circa, 1930s

Caliber: 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm)

Action Type: Bolt action, internal 5 round magazine

Markings: The top of the receiver has the Persian crest with the crown over a lion with the sun behind it. The left side has Arabic numerals and writing with “C00626” electro-stenciled underneath. The entire gun including the bayonet have matching numerals. There are various roofs throughout.

Barrel Length: 29”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a chevron blade post set atop a winged block. The rear sight is a v-notch blade attached to a sliding escalator assembly.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a semi-pistol grip, nose cap with bayonet lug and cleaning rod, hole for the included cleaning rod, barrel band with sling bar, through bolt, sling well, sling pass through, and a metal buttplate. There are faint compression marks and scratches throughout the wood. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. This stock retains the original varnish.

Type of Finish: Blued.

Finish Originality: Factory Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is very bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9.5/10.

Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are faint handling marks throughout the metal surfaces. The bolt and action show minimal operational wear. There is light specks and nicks throughout. The screw heads show light use. The markings are crisp and easily visible. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

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: Matching bayonet in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: The Persian M98/29 Mauser style rifle was made in the 1930s to serve the Persian military (Later turning into Iran). Using old tooling that was given to them by Checksolovakia. This rifle has very notably different looking front sight protective wings, and a much shorter barrel than the average Mauser. These rifles also have beautiful Persian crests atop the receiver depicting a lion with the sun shining behind it. This particular rifle appears to be in original condition based off of the barrel condition and retains a beautiful fit and finish with its original stock. There is minimal wear to the bore, and the action has only faint wear marks. This rifle would be perfect for any collector looking to get their hands on a beautiful Persian Mauser and its matching bayonet. Please see our photos for more information, and good luck on your bid! -R.E.

Rare Matching Iranian/Persian 98/29 Mauser In 8mm W/ Matched Bayonet, C&R
Rare Matching Iranian/Persian 98/29 Mauser In 8mm W/ Matched Bayonet, C&R