Decades ago my browsing in gun shops turned up very few really nice early Mausers--models 91 through 96--and lots of beater type 91s and 93s.
Now, I don't see many in any condition and none of the beaters.
Where are all the beaters? I know Interarms and others were flooding the market with the the hard-used ones in the 1970s, so I'm guessing those are all in somebody's closet or something.
Are any of you seeing many low-grade small-ring pre-98s?