This a carbine model 70 in the scarce chambering of 7mm (7x57mm Mauser) produced in 1940. It is in pristine condition and presents in the correct factory configuration with all original factory finishes at 99%+. This rifle grades in NRA excellent condition.
The 7mm chambering is the 3rd most rare of the cataloged model 70 chamberings, representing just a fraction of a percent of total pre-64 model 70 production. The scarcity of the 7mm chambering combined with the rare carbine configuration make this an exceptionally rare and collectible gun.
The stock is an elegant piece of American walnut retaining its factory finish. There are no chips, cracks, stains, or any notable flaws, aside from a few extremely small cosmetic blemishes from handling. The factory steel buttplate is intact with no noted wear.
The original bluing looks flawless, grading at 99%+, with no hint of wear. The bore of the 20" barrel is pristine with only a slight amount of light pitting; otherwise, it shows no evidence of this rifle ever being fired. It rates an 8 out of 10 with borescope inspection. There are no tool marks on the action screws. The bolt is correct and serial number matched to the receiver.
This is a truly spectacular example of this scarce and highly collectible model 70.
NOTE: This rifle must be shipped to an FFL or C&R holder who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who receive and transfer the rifle to you.