My Turkish 8mm Mauser

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Ruger22lr, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

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    It is a K.Kale which I suspect was rearsenaled in 1944. Very old looking much more so than my M91/30. Had to clean minor amounts of cosmoline off of it. Otherwise it was a nice snag at $399 with tax. What I thought weird is I had to do no Form 4473 on it. Someone please explain that?

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  2. 303tom

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    Not bad, not bad at all.................
     

  3. Ruger22lr

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    Yup. I wanna take it out and shoot it so bad.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No 4473? That is odd. Should not be exempt. Was it a consignment?
     
  5. MattShlock

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    Was it actually pre-1899? Bet it was. Turkish mausers were amongst the first sold internationally, and I know many were converted from the early 7.65 (Argentine) calliber subsequently to 8mm.
     
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  6. Ruger22lr

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    No I put it on layaway then came in and paid the rest off. I did buy my SKS from him though. I asked him if it needed a Form 4473 and he said "No it's too old it doesn't need one".
     
  7. HockaLouis

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    I'd bet he knew what he was doing. Antique-wise.
     
  8. Ruger22lr

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    Yeah it's my first Pre-1899 gun I've ever bought. Really nice shape for a Pre-1899 gun. Just need to re-blue it.
     
  9. MattShlock

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    EXCUSE me!?
     
  10. Ruger22lr

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    Don't want it to rust or anything. Since the steel is really old. That's if I even do that.
     
  11. MattShlock

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    Sacrilege!
    'course somebody'll say "but he done burt that there gun'n ken do anythin' he likes wit it" to start an argument, but, that'd be wrong.
     
  12. Ruger22lr

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    Yeah I like to keep old guns like this original but I might re blue it. So the steel lasts longer. Nothing else though.
     
  13. MattShlock

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    "Forgive them -- they know not what they do."
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  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    whether you agree or disagree with what someone does with something they bought is irrelevent. it belongsto them and they are allowed to do with it as they please.

    personally, i'd just keeped it oiled and cleaned though.
     
  15. Ruger22lr

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    Haha I ran out of room in my safe and have to get another because it's too tall to fit in my safe with shelving in it. Still way worth it though. Can't wait to take it out.
     
  16. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For that to be a pre 1899 rifle it would have to be a first year of manufacture as that is an 1898 model. Don't tell ATF, but the dealer may have boo boo'd
     
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  17. Ruger22lr

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    Not gonna tell them. But still a good buy though. I love the feel of it.
     
  18. 303tom

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    Well have you shot it, how does it shoot ?...................

    Here is a picture of my old Turk, its no a K. Kale but it does shoot good.............
     

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  19. Ruger22lr

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    Haven't shot it yet but I will whenever I can.
     
  20. Crazycastor

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    Shoot the crap out if it, thats what they're made for. Then clean the crap out of it so it last another 50 or so more years. And if you do have it reblued show us some pictures. Thinking of reblueing mine. Nice gun.