Well it's been a while since I last posted,
Just wanted to let ya'all know that I went ahead and got the Mauser.
I ended up giving $200 for it and the guy tossed in 50 rounds of Aussie surplus ammo. the stock was very rough but It cleaned up nicely and shoots great!
I also have ran about 30 rounds of federal NATO rounds through it with no problems, checking each case upon ejection and have found no abnormality.
I replaced the trigger spring with a lighter one and have to admit that the little gun has one of the best two stage triggers I have ever seen on a milsurp weapon.
I have also replaced the rear sight with a cheap snap in Williams peep sighted in at about 4 inches high at 50 yards which puts it almost dead on at 300 yds
I think I like it