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Capt18 05-28-2011 06:45 PM

Question about a trade
I have a Deputy in my traffic unit that loves watches. He heard that I have an Invicta Sub Aqua (MSRP $ 1,000-$850). He wants to trade me a WWII 8mm Mauser that I have seen and a 30 cal. carbine. I know the Mauser has the German markings on it and I have shot the rifle. It's nice. My question is about the carbine. I know that there are some that are not worth much and some that are. Given the fact that a ton of manufacturers made them, which ones are worth a decent amount of money to make this trade worth it. Thank you in advance for your help.

c3shooter 05-28-2011 08:31 PM

Original issue MILITARY M1 Carbines are around $700-$800 right now, with smaller production rifles such as Rock-Ola, National Postal Meter, and UN Quality bringing more. The civilian version made AFTER the war, such as the Universal, are of far less quality, and are less than half that much. Later model Universals ALSO do not use military parts (changed design) Have also heard grumblings about the condition of re-imported carbines from Blue Sky. Look for an importer's mark- generally drives the collector's price down. They never made corrosive M1 Carbine ammo- the 8mm Mauser had nothing BUT corrosive- look hard at the bore.

jpattersonnh 05-29-2011 10:54 PM

If the 8x57 is a K98k, and matching it may be worth it on its' own. Common codes on matching, complete rifles bring $700.00 on their own. If it is a DOT or DOU rifle w/ Brno stamped on the side it is a post war build made of parts. Still a very good rifle, but worth $400.00 on the high side in excellent condition.
If it has an X stamped on the receiver and the numbers are electro penciled it is a Soviet capture. About $325.00. Way too many variables.

iluv2shoot2 05-31-2011 03:54 PM

I have a Marlin model 62 'levermatic' manufactured in 1966 chambered in 30 cal. carbine and I love it! I can drop a rabbit with a head shot at 50 yards. It's very accurate.

Capt18 06-01-2011 02:38 PM

This is a WWII 30 cal. carbine. I have not proven that it is WWII ears though. The Mauser is definatley WWII.

jpattersonnh 06-01-2011 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by Capt18 (Post 515644)
This is a WWII 30 cal. carbine. I have not proven that it is WWII ears though. The Mauser is definatley WWII.

Read above post. To many variables. Collectable K98's are like diamonds. They all look the same from a distance, but upon closer inspection some are worth more, some are industrial grade.

orangello 06-01-2011 09:35 PM

Two firearms for a watch? Don't you have a celphone to see what time it is?

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