How would you interpret these words in the context?
1 As for the word ‘blued’, does it mean the barrel of the sniper rifle was painted with blue paint? To be frank, I’ve never seen any rifle’s barrel painted with blue paint. So I need your confirmation.
2 As for the word ‘shcutzen’, does it mean the sniper rifle has a German stock, for I looked the word up on Wikipedia and found it is a German noun?
3 By the way, I think the word ‘telescope’ mentioned in the second sentence means a gunsight, right?
Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.
My Austrian sniper's rifle with its blued octagon barrel and the lovely dark walnut, cheek-fitted, schutzen stock, hung over the two beds. The telescope that fitted it was, I remembered, locked in the trunk.