This is a near perfect example of the German 71/84 Mauser rifle in 11mm. This particular rifle was built in 1888 at Spandau. Bore appears unfired. This is probably one that came in the during mid-1950's from South America, new in crates of 10 rifles.
The 71/84 rifle is essentially an improved Model 1871 with a tubular magazine. The Prussians realized the significant advantage of repeaters with magazine tubes, mainly the Model 1866 Winchester, and redesigned their rifles retaining the bolt action of the 71' but with the tubular magazine. This rifle could be fired single shot or as a repeater by means of a magazine cut-off switch located on the side of the action.
This one is in Excellent Plus Condition with all matching numbers retaining nearly all of its original finish. The receiver still has all of its original bright polished metal. Nice fire blue on tempered parts including the screws. Wood is in excellent shape..still a light yellow orange color showing virtually no use. There are a few dings and dents from either being stored in a rack or for decades inside of a shipping crate. Action is like new and bore is MINT!