Mauser Oberndorf Type S 7x57 built on a 1912 Commercial Mauser sporting action. This gun came out of New Zealand and was originally an 8x60 with a bad barrel. It was rebarreled with a Pacnor barrel contoured to the exact profile of the original. Barrel is 20 inches. Bore as new. Ramp front sight and standing rear sight. Standard round top reciever with claw bases and newly manufactured claw rings with a Leupold M8 4x scope with duplex. Double set triggers and lever release floorplate. All matching Mauser serial numbers including small parts. Original stock refinished with a shadow line added to the cheekpiece and an ebony grip cap. 14 1/8" LOP over a Decelerator pad. 7lb 8oz as scoped. This vintage piece completely restored by Dave Caboth of Alta, Iowa and former instructor at the Colorado School of Trades. A light weight and extremely usable rifle in a great caliber.
Interesting to me that this Type S forend does not reach the end of the barrel as most commonly seen. Also interesting that a 1912 action was pulled from inventory to create the original 8x60 in 1920 or later, a caliber not created until after WW1 and the Treaty of Versailles which proscribed the manufacture of military calibers in Germany.