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Old 09-06-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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I recently picked up a Czech 98k Mauser with a turned down bolt handle for $200.

Does anyone have any first hand experiance with these rifles? I have looked them up on the web and they are a close copy to the German Mauser 98 but I was not sure. When it arrives I will post some pictures of it.
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I recently picked up a Czech 98k Mauser with a turned down bolt handle for $200.

Does anyone have any first hand experiance with these rifles? I have looked them up on the web and they are a close copy to the German Mauser 98 but I was not sure. When it arrives I will post some pictures of it.
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To answer your question, yes. They are made from left over German parts from the DOU and DOT factories in Czechoslovakia. Mine is at the smiths now becoming a repro K98 low turret Sniper w/ an original scope and rings. Bases came from Austria.
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Thanks for such a quick reply.
I was wondering how well does it shoot? I know the German Mausers are suposed to be great shooters? How does this compare?
I have several .303 Enfields, .30-06 1917 Enfields, 1903's, Moisin-Nagant's. This is my first Mauser and I really like the design just have never owned one and am very excited to shoot it.
But with all the different models of Mauser's out there it is hard to figure out which is which.
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Thanks for such a quick reply.
I was wondering how well does it shoot? I know the German Mausers are suposed to be great shooters? How does this compare?
I have several .303 Enfields, .30-06 1917 Enfields, 1903's, Moisin-Nagant's. This is my first Mauser and I really like the design just have never owned one and am very excited to shoot it.
But with all the different models of Mauser's out there it is hard to figure out which is which.
Each rifle is different. I had a pristine BYF 1942 that would not shoot well at all.
The Czech rifles are better than most late war German rifles. This one is a serious shooter. I purchased it from a gentleman that used it for pictures for his book on German '98 rifles. It is a Semi Kriegs model. I have a couple of Yugo 24/47's also. They are great shooters. I also have 4 Swedish Military rifles, An M41b Sniper, A standard M96 and 2 M38 Carbines. My hunting rifles are almost all Mausers or modified Mausers. Your 1917 and '03 are both Mauser copies. Before WWI the U.S. paid a license fee to Germany to build the '03. Hope you get a nice one. JP
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Thanks. I hope the one I got is a shooter as well. The bore on the one that I purchased is still in very good shape. Will post a range report and pictures when I go next weekend.
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I have several of the Czech rifles. One will shot and one will not. Please have the head space checked before firing. I bought a go-no go gauge from Brownells in 7.92 mm and have never regretted the purchase. The actions are good while the barrels are often worn out.

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The czech 98's with the Winter Trigger guard are actually fairly rare, $300-$350 would be a pretty good estimate on value, a little more if they retain all their markings or if they have Israeli markings> The Czech's made loads of 98's from parts but the one's with Winter Trigger Guards were some of the last before full production of the actual czech models started (ie Wz's and then vz's)

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I only have one but its in 7.62



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I have a Serbian post WWII Mauser, shoots well out to 100 yds. need to get it over to the 300 yd range and see where the rounds end up.

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phenelwolf,

i guess you already have your czech mauser and i assume you're pleased. the czech action is supposed to be about 1/2" shorter than the 98,m but otherwise is identical...

i have two czech, a turk, chilean and argentinian (german made) and spanish actions...all shoot well with iron sights at 100 yds.

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