Lot 134: Belgian M1889/16 Carbine - 7.65x53 Mauser Cal.
December 4, 2016
Harrisburg, PA, USALive Auction
Description: SERIAL #: L 2878 (Matches on receiver, barrel, bolt, butt plate, and floor plate, but not the rear sight base) DESIGN: Bolt action with internal magazine. 22" barrel. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Blued steel. Wood military stock. FEATURES: Blade front sight. Adjustable rear military ladder sight. Top of receiver crest is marked "FABRIQUE NATIONALE / HERSTAL-LIEGE". Two barrel bands. Bayonet lug at bottom of front band. Metal butt plate with top tang. Sling swivels and stacking swivel. Black leather sling. Metal ramrod with slotted tip. Two cartouches on right butt stock, the larger one is dated 1916. CONDITION: Good. Approximately 60% + of the finish remains on metal components. Light scratches and spotty pitting. Light muzzle wear. Bore is very good. Numerous modest scrapes and dents to stock. INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: 3374-022/C&R ESTIMATE: $500 - $600