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I've been seeing Turkish Mausers for $150-$190 online and was wondering if they're worth the money. Does anyone have one of these? There's one in my area for $230 with 80 rounds of ammo. Thanks
 

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They are heavy rifles if '98's. Now a Turkish Mauser is very vague. Could be a '93, '95, or '98 action. What action is it??
 

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They are heavy rifles if '98's. Now a Turkish Mauser is very vague. Could be a '93, '95, or '98 action. What action is it??
I'm not quite sure, most don't specify. But I think the one in my area is a 1932, he didn't say what model.
 

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Most have been rode hard, put up wet. I found one with a bore that had not yet turned into sewer pipe. Turk ammo is pretty hot. Paid under $100 for mine about 5 yrs ago. Shoots OK as a military arm- is not a target rifle. Big and rather heavy- which, with the recoil, can be a blessing.
 

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Most have been rode hard, put up wet. I found one with a bore that had not yet turned into sewer pipe. Turk ammo is pretty hot. Paid under $100 for mine about 5 yrs ago. Shoots OK as a military arm- is not a target rifle. Big and rather heavy- which, with the recoil, can be a blessing.
What is recoil?? I love Turk ammo!! Have a bunch of Ss that is pretty hot. Not Turk, 2700fps. For a 196gr that is fast. Germany used a double based powder. It is easier shooting then the Turk 1949.
 

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I just love how rugged they look and the price! Plus ammo is cheap if you can find it
 

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Are they a Turkish Mauser or a Mauser that is a "Turkey"??:confused:
Depends on the action. Wise guy. I sold a '95 action that had the most incredable tiger strip stock. Great shooter in perfect condition. I hooked a friend up w/ a 1938 '98 action and a case (1600) rounds of ammo for $300.00. He loves the rifle although he is only 5'6". It was made for him. Older '93, '95 actions are German made. Some '98 actions are also. Your Winchester 70's are the last in line. Actually Norway still fields Sniper rifles built on '98 actions. Don't be an @ss on something you have no clue about.
 

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I just love how rugged they look and the price! Plus ammo is cheap if you can find it
It will take a little getting use to if you don't shoot surplus. Well worth the trip.
You will hear people slam surplus rifles all day long. The difference is we are rifleman. We can shoot anything well. They can't. If you take the trip, you will be better all around.
 

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Is this still an open forum? If so I think they are on the low end of the Milsrp line of rifles. They are cheap crude Mausers. For some one who has never owned a nice Mdl. 98 they would be acceptable. :)
 

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Yeah it'll be my first Mauser. But every gun I have is a mil surp, I absolutely love them. I love surplus ammo too, I personally choose it over commercial any day.
 

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Is this still an open forum? If so I think they are on the low end of the Milsrp line of rifles. They are cheap crude Mausers. For some one who has never owned a nice Mdl. 98 they would be acceptable. :)
Sure it is an open forum. That is why I think your being an @ss. I also believe that you are cheap and crude and someone that has not read your dribble may find your pompus remarks acceptable. I own some wonderful Mausers that are '94, '96, '98 actions. The Turk is still a VG rifle, maybe not quite as refined as others, but still a great platform. ;)

Yeah it'll be my first Mauser. But every gun I have is a mil surp, I absolutely love them. I love surplus ammo too, I personally choose it over commercial any day.
Your a smart man. That rifle will last the rest of your life if you take care of it.
They are fairly accurate and very rugged.
 

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I bought a 93/30 about 15 months ago. The bore looks fairly nice and the metal on the outside is about 70% but judging by the furniture it has more than served its time in the field. It's not the best looking mauser by any stretch of the imagination but I'm sure it was beautiul to those that carried it. Milsurps have a beauty of their own and were built or function and durability. It isn't a tack driver but I wouldn't hesitate to take a shot at a deer and still feel ethical about it. I paid $140 for it and 100 rounds of Turk ammo in bandoleers. If you like it and the bore is decent, buy it. The price is a little high but what isn't right now. They sell for $150-$175 in my area. There are nicer Mausers available for that price but the ammo is a plus.
 

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I bought a 93/30 about 15 months ago. The bore looks fairly nice and the metal on the outside is about 70% but judging by the furniture it has more than served its time in the field. It's not the best looking mauser by any stretch of the imagination but I'm sure it was beautiul to those that carried it. Milsurps have a beauty of their own and were built or function and durability. It isn't a tack driver but I wouldn't hesitate to take a shot at a deer and still feel ethical about it. I paid $140 for it and 100 rounds of Turk ammo in bandoleers. If you like it and the bore is decent, buy it. The price is a little high but what isn't right now. They sell for $150-$175 in my area.
I've found found cheaper ones online but this one is local and has ammo, by the time I pay shipping and FFL then there's a small differance.
 

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These rifles have bulky and often crude actions. The chambers have been recut as well as barrels. There is a reason they are so cheap. The actions often only rate a 20 on a Rockwell C test. That is a very soft steel. The head space is often over size. A Yugo-48 would be a safer purchase.:)
 

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20 Rockwelll? Really. You must be the purveyor of elusive information. I have NEVER heard anything disparaging the steel in a Turk Mauser. Most are true mil surp guns with the wear to prove it, but not poor quality.

I was given a Turk 98. Looked like hell on the outside, but was actually pretty good on the inside. Shoots 2-3" with the Turk ammo. Better with a mild loaded cast 175 gas check. I stripped the stock and cold blued the steel. It is a nice, cheap, but heavy shooter.
 

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What ever you choose to think. We tested a number of these in our shop. We have very good equipment as we do testing for the "Oil Patch". :)
 
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