I picked up an nice mauser today because interesting and the price was right - it is always great when that happens!
Rifle is a 98 mauser in .270 winchester. It is very nicely stocked classic style although I'll probably refinish the stock as it has some water marks. The action is a MK XX but apparently an early one as it has the CZ markings and Zastava- Yugosolvia on the side back of the receiver ring under the Interarms markings. Serial number is A 13xxx which appears early.
Trigger is a Canjar single set with side safety- that alone caught my eye. The barel is marked GR Douglas with the XX in a oval designating a premium barrel. On the bottom of the barrel it is stamped '255 10 72" - I suspect the 10 72 is the date - no clue as what the 255 is for. Also interesting is that there are several dimples on the bottom flat of the receiver ring from hardness testing and "30 RC" scribed on it. Perhaps Douglas did this when he rebarreled it?
I'll glass bed it and see how well it shoots. If it shoots well I'll rust blue it and add to my collection as a keeper. I needed another .270 anyway