This Mauser SP66 is an original authentic military sniper rifle used by IDF (Israeli Defense Force) soldiers and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from “Springfield Armory”(which I will send with the rifle, when purchased). There are supposedly only 600 of these “Mauser”- SP66 rifles, imported from Israel to the U.S. I bought this one without the scope and I never fired it, but just keep it clean and lubricated in my gun safe ,as part of my collection. It came equipped with a picatinny rail, thus accommodating a vast majority of rings.
It’s has an integral 3-round magazine and it’s based on a short-throw bolt action, developed by Gehmann.
The SP66 was designed and intended for both military and Law Enforcement use. It is a well made rifle, with a beautiful and very practical contoured wood stock. The SP66 is similar to, and can trace some of its roots back to, some competition rifles. The rifle uses the “Mauser” short action with a very fast lock time, which is critical to accurate shooting. The rifle has a high reputation for being extremely accurate, and comfortable to shoot. In this action bolt has two frontal lugs that engage the barrel extension, which is screwed onto the barrel. the Gehmann bolt has cocking handle near the front end of the bolt, and the receiver has a split bridge. The thumbhole stock is made from laminated wood and is adjustable for lenght of pull and position of the cheek pad. The heavy, match-grade barrel is equipped with combined muzzle brake/flash hider. These rifles are supposed to be competition rifles and are very accurate and highly collectable and rare, since they are out of production these days. Mauser SP66 has been and still is used in more than 12 countries around the world, including-Germany, Spain, Israel, India, etc..You can read some more info on them elsewhere on the Net.
Here are some more stats from the press:
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win)
Operation: Manual bolt action
Feed: 3 round integral box magazine
Weight (Loaded): 13.64lbs (6.2 kg)
Length: 44.85" (114cm)
Barrel: 26.75" (68 cm) - 4 Groves, right hand twist.
Stock: Fully adjustable, thumbhole, target style wood stock.
Buyer pays S&H.+ insurance. I will ship the item to your FFL dealer of choice, after receiving the information on that FFL dealer and the payment (Money order). (Note: I will ship the item, after the money "clears"). In case your FFL dealer only accepts shipment from another FFL dealer , then you cover this expense too.