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Palimino Stripe
06-02-2010, 9:29 PM
I have here an absolutely beautiful Gew 88 made by Steyr in 1894. I bought it in August of 2009 and have barely touched it since then. I assume it is a Ecuadorian restoration... Whoever did restore it though did a heck of a good job!

It's pretty much a mix-master parts-wise. The only thing that matches the receiver is the magazine/trigger guard. However- it is 100% complete! (Which is not something you see everyday on a Gew 88!)

Bore is a little bit 'dark' but rifling is very strong.

Caliber is 8mm- but PLEASE don't do something silly like shoot surplus ammo in it- she is pushing 116 years old! (Stick to reloads or commercial 8mm)

Receiver is "in the white" (as it should be) and is so shiny you can see your reflection! Bluing is in great shape (especially on the magazine). Very little/no pitting to be found. Bolt is smooth as butter.

It does have one flaw; a missing piece of wood on the side of the forearm (see pics). But nothing a good wood-splice can't fix.

Overall, a nice rifle through & through.

$200 SPF

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First unconditional "I'll take it" gets it (Both rifles are listed elsewhere aswell)
Both rifles are antiques; No FFL required (I.e. "Cash & Carry)
I'll ship anywhere in CA for an additional $10
Not interested in any trades at this time
Please feel free to ask any questions

Thanks for looking,
-Palimino

warbird
06-02-2010, 9:59 PM
I have an original unfired one brought over from Germany with all matching numbers and it is still one of my favorite guns. Good luck on the sale and someone should enjoy using this one.

Palimino Stripe
06-04-2010, 11:09 AM
Bump! :)

AmbientR
06-04-2010, 12:21 PM
awesome rifle! im tempted..

bumb for a great calgunner

Palimino Stripe
06-05-2010, 4:47 PM
BTT

Palimino Stripe
06-07-2010, 10:38 AM
Monday mornin' bump :sleeping:

Palimino Stripe
06-08-2010, 12:01 PM
A bump haiku:

Today is Tuesday
I Have rifle still for sale
So I bump again

slagusmc
06-08-2010, 12:48 PM
doggone it, do I have to buy this one too? bump for a good seller, last rifle I bought from palimino was gorgeous,

Palimino Stripe
06-09-2010, 9:59 PM
(Rifle removed)