I'm new here, signed up just now, for the following reason:
I have been searching the net all over for information on a hunting rifle I jrecently got as a gift.
Steyr-Solothurn .300 WM. I am familiar with Steyr-Mannlicher hunting rifles, but not under the Steyr Solothurn name. The only weapons to my knowledge by Steyr-Solothurn were all military, which were their sub-machine guns, and some or other anti-aircraft gun.
I had the rifle examined by someone and he told me that it is a Mauser K98, and said it might have been a Sniper Rifle? The stock is not original, but the barrel, bolt and new stock is in mint condition.
Could anyone tell me more or less when and where this rifle was made?
Does it has any historical/ money value?
How does it compare in quality to other Mausers?
I have emailed the Steyr-Mannlicher company on 2 occasions with similar questions without any response.
Any information on here or emailed to me would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. I would be happy to provide more pics.