From what I see, it is a Mauser design. What caliber is it? Are there any nazi proof marks on it? I have seen civilian made Mauser with that type of bolt handles, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t made from an old war rifle. Is there any dates on top of the receiver?
look on the bottom of the receiver flat behind the recoil lug, Yessir; sure enough, in that place is a "2014" and our proverbial German bird. Thanks again.
Claw Mounts - A quick-detachable scope
mounting system, popular in Germany and Austria. The front of the scope is
fitted with a hook-shaped tentacle which is inserted into a slot in a fixed
front scope base. The rear of the scope is fitted with another set of
hook-shaped tentacles. When these are pressed sharply downwards into their
opposing receptacles they snap into place, held by a spring-loaded clasp,
locking the scope into position. When properly installed, claw mounts are
generally considered the best quick-detachable system for scope mounting: the
cleanest looking, the easiest to operate and the most accurate in returning to
zero. But, it is not an off-the-shelf, bolt-on system; claw mounts must be
custom-fitted by a skilled gunsmith.
Of special note on Claw Mounts:
The method of mounting the claw mount bases on your example is the most accepted and safe version albeit labor intensive. A primary base or bridge was was first machined then soldered onto the receiver rings. The claw mount base was then machined into that base. This was considered to be far safer than the expedient method of machining the dovetail directly into the rings.
Claw mounts, by design, are an extremely customized method of holding a scope. None were standardized by any factory during this time period and as a result required hand fitting for both the front and rear legs.
Modern Claw Mount System:
Thank you. 8mm Mauser just chambered nicely and extracted. Not a mark on it anywhere. Yard sale. Ten bux.