Bit by mauser bug!

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by tiberius10721, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. tiberius10721

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    Last year my wife bought me a 98 k mauser for 200.00 non matching serial numbers of course. This is my favorite rifle to shoot. So anyways today I was in big 5 and they had 2 yugo m48 rifles for 199.00 a piece. I went ahead and bought both of them because it seems like it is getting a little bit harder to find these old rifles. Something about these old mausers just makes my mouth water. Hard to explain:D
     
  2. dragunovsks

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    I almost bought one of those yugo m48's a couple years ago, same price too but passed on it.

    I also passed on an M1 Carbine for 299 from the same store, im really kicking myself for not buying that one. I gotta stop doin that.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

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    It gets worse my friend! You Need a 24/47, M96, M38, Persian, GEW98, FR8. So many variants.
     
  4. tiberius10721

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    Actually I was mistaken one rifle I purchased yesterday was a yugo m24/47 with all matching serial numbers except the bottom plate and the other one I purchased was a yugo m 48.
     
  5. tiberius10721

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    I plan on using these mausers to hunt pigs with my 15 year old son. Only modifications I plan on doing is installing timney triggers on them. I like the feel of the military stocks so I do not plan on sporterizing them. I think ten years from now if I decide to sell them I will not be out any money.
     
  6. TheOldMan

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    Mauser rifle collecting is highly addicting.. There were so many variations made for the european market as well as the middle east and the america's..

    Two of my favorites would have to be the Persian and the Argentine (1909)...
     
  7. Rex in OTZ

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    was not bitten more like followed home by a stray

    I was given a older Mauser model sporter
    1891 Argentine in 7.65
    was free, all it ever does is eat ammo and poop bullets down range:D it lives in the hall closet:rolleyes:.
     
  8. tiberius10721

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    I looked down the bores of both of these rifles i purchased at big 5 and they looked brand new. both stocks were in good shape. bluing was great on both rifles just a lot of cosmoline. I know 199.00 for a mauser is a little high but I looked online and when you consider shipping costs i think i did ok .10 years ago you could get a mauser for 100.00 im curious to see how much they will be worth in another 10 years.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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    Depended on the Mauser. $65.00-75.00 for a Turk. $100.00-129.00 for a Yugo.
    $200.00 to 400.00 for a real K98, not a Russian capture. $125.00 for an FR8.
     
  10. MaxImpactGuns

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    New to the forum. I'm OBSESSED with k98's. I have 5. One is a vet bring back and the others are all R/C's. I don't know where you are getting your pricing. You might be able to swindle someone at a gunshow for a decent 98 for under 400 but they are climbing in prices and are getting scarce through regular dealers. I had a Yugo once and HATED it. Went through Cabelas which was my first mistake. The one here in Kansas City has the worst customer service and the guys working in the "Gun Library" are complete deuche bags. They are very very poorly educated on World War 2 era firearms and will not negotiate pricing at all. I'll never give them business again. ANYWAYS! The Yugo I had was just not what I was used to with my original 98's. Something about the straight pull bolt just didn't feel right. Maybe it's just me. The latest article of American Rifleman has an article about Mitchells Mausers actually REPRODUCING the K98's. Mitchells are notorious for mis-leading ads regarding the 98's. If you want a decent rifle checkout www.gunsinternational.com or www.gunbroker.com
     
  11. tiberius10721

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    I just purchased a vz 24 for 250 in excellent condition at my local gunstore.
     
  12. DunRanull

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    tiberius10721 Sez:
    This is my favorite rifle to shoot. So anyways today I was in big 5 and they had 2 yugo m48 rifles for 199.00 a piece. I went ahead and bought both of them because it seems like it is getting a little bit harder to find these old rifles. Something about these old mausers just makes my mouth water. Hard to explain:D
    I sez:
    If you have to explain Mauser-mania you don't have it! They wuz what they wuz and they is what they is... My own affliction began with my Dad's ww2 bring-back. Since that time Mausers of any sort seem to fly to my hands and leap to my shoulder... To paraphrase Queen Victoria, "Doubtless man could have built a better rifle, but doubtless man never did!"
     
  13. tiberius10721

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    I purchased a m27/48 and a m48 for 199.00 each right before christmas . The m27 had all matching numbers and is in excellent shape. The m48 looked like it had seen some use so I stripped and refinished the stock and it turned out beautiful. I'll post a pic of it tonight. I went by big five last week and all mausers are 399.00 . I just bought a vz 24 last week at my local gun store for 250.00 .looks brand new so it must have been refurbished. I've been looking online and it seems like the supply of mausers is drying up.
     
  14. bumnote

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    If you really want to get an addiction going, pick up a Swedish Mauser. First I bought an M96, then an M38...and then the CG-63. Those are target rifles built using M96 receivers. The workmanship on Swedes is top of the line and since hardly any were used in combat, they're normally in excellent shape. Also the 6.5x55 round is great round, extremely accurate and extremely mild recoil.
     
  15. DunRanull

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    bumnote sez: The workmanship on Swedes is top of the line and since hardly any were used in combat, they're normally in excellent shape. Also the 6.5x55 round is great round, extremely accurate and extremely mild recoil.
    I sez: All true! I wonder if it is worth scoping a 96 rifle. Daughter has one with the loooong barrel bought for the distances encountered in New Mexico. The bolt is mismatched (everything else seems to match), the bullet seems to sail almost to infinity down range. Got an as-new Weaver 4 power I was thinking of putting on for her. Any thoughts about scopes on these particular rifles? I know there are scoped sniper rifles available but we havent the mun for that kinda fun!
     
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    I would not have it tap and drilled if I were you but you might consider installing one a scope mount that replaces rear sight.