My friend Bob called me on December 10, 2008 and told me that he had purchased a very special and historic rifle. He bought Osa Johnson's Oberndorf Mauser Type A rifle in 9.3x62! The rifle was shipped from the seller to Lone Star Armory in order to handle the ownership transfer to Bob. Here's the seller's description of the rifle:
December 10, 2008 Category: Rifles - Mauser Rifles Sporters Pre War
Title: Osa Johnson's 9.3X62 Type A Mauser
Description: This is a highly desirable Oberndorf Mauser Type A in 9.3x62 owned by the famous explorer and film maker, Osa Johnson. Together with her husband Martin Johnson, they pretty much invented the wildlife documentary. Her book, I Married Adventure, was made into a movie in 1940 starring Mrs. Johnson as herself. Google Osa Johnson to learn more about her life and the museum devoted to her exploits. The rifle is marked and inlaid in platinum on the barrel, "Specially made for Chas. A. Heyer & Co., Nairobi". It comes with letter from the auction house that handled her estate at the time of her death in 1953, identifying this rifle by make, caliber, and serial number.
To learn more about Osa Johnson, visit the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum web site at: www.safarimuseum.com