This Could Be The One

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I was browsing Armslist doing my daily check and found a Israeli Mauser. It's 7.62 marked and some slight surface rust. The numbers don't match, but this is normal for Israeli Mausers. It has Mod.98 stamped under the 7.62 stamp. It also has a blue Arabic(?) rack mark on the right side. He wants $350 and he's 4 1/2 hours away (still in my state). It has a bayonet with it. I'm hoping to knock off about $60-75 off the price to compensate for the gas costs. What do y'all think? Should I shoot him an email?

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  2. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it was me I would. Shoot him an e-mail, and see if he will knock a little off the price due to the distance, or if he would be willing to meet you half way.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     

  3. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    He said in his post that the buyer needs to meet him there.
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That sucks. yep try to get him to take something off the price due to the travel time both ways. Hope you get it, looks to be in good shape, with one hell of a back story.
     
  5. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Alright sounds good. And an interesting story indeed. Went from German hands, to Israeli, then Egyptian or Syrian, then possibly back to Israel then to the States! If it could only talk!
     
  6. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    This rifle is a .308 re-barreled 98 Mauser. It was originally a 7.92X57 Cal. Mauser. Sounds rather high for one of these. :)
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think that all the time when I look at the ones in my collection.
     
  8. zaitsev44

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    I've been told by people on Gunboards to keep looking, is it really that bad? Try say it's too rusty. Should I listen to them or go for it?
     
  9. zaitsev44

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    Can anyone ID the factory codes? Or if it's WWII or pre-WWII? Thanks!
     
  10. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The rifle shows rust damage around the action and barrel. I would not invest in this rifle.:(
     
  11. towboater

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    Looks kinda rough for $350.
     
  12. zaitsev44

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    Yeah you're about the 6th person to tell me this. I'll keep looking. There's a vz24 in the same town for $200 and looks good.
     
  13. marysdad

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    I tend to agree with the others, it's pretty salty. It is a Post-War manufactured rifle produced in Czechoslovakia at the BRNO factories. The Post-War Czech Kar 98k rifles tend to be very good shooters, just not as collectible as wartime production.