This is an Immaculate Condition First World War German T-Gewehr Anti-tank rifle in 13.2mm TUF. Obsolete Calibre.
This is one of approx 15,000 T-Gewehr's produced in 1918 by Mauser. The T-Gewehr was produced in response to the use of the MK IV Tank on the battlefield. The 'K' armour piercing round used by the germans was ineffective and so, the T-Gewehr was born.
The T-Gewehr was the first anti-tank rifle and the only anti-tank rifle to see service in World War One. It was only rifle produced specifically designed for destroying armoured targets.
This Item is complete with the later MG08/15 bipod (not photographed) and also the stock is the earlier 2-part stock.
This woodwork is stamped with an 'R' on the stock which shows us the wood is beech.