Turkish vs Czech Mauser

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I'm planning on getting a Mauser in the next few weeks and I've seen two kinds that appeal to me. I like the Turkish Mauser because its been issued and well used, plus there's one at a surplus store for $250. Then there's the Czech v.24 Mauser, they run roughly the same price. Also cause it's the full Mauser design. I heard the metal on the Turkish ones isn't too strong. Any help? Thanks
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the Turkish ones are mad in Turkey, I think they were made for aTurkish contract. I could be wrong though.
     

  3. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Some were made in Ankara and Kale I think. But I've seen some that were made in Germany then given to turkey and they modified them
     
  4. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    The nicer one? :)
     
  5. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Ha well there isn't a Czech Mauser in my area that I know of. I might be able to talk the guy down a little bit for the turkish one
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    Why not just have your FFL order a 24/47 from Samco. Excellent condition are $229.00, Very Good 209.00. I beleive shipping is 25.00. Even w/ a 30.00 tranfer fee you'd have a rifle most shops sell for $350.00. For 289.00 you would have a like new rifle.
    https://www.samcoglobal.com/1-M24-47.html
     
  7. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I haven't heard good things from Samco. Plus I want a pre-war, possible Russian capture just for the nostalgia and historical aspect as well as the smoothness of a Mauser.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    Most of the Samco Mausers are awesome. The 24/47 I currently own has Serbian acceptance stamps that were not scrubed and is a great shooter, so it was an M24. If you have issues with waiting 2 to 3 weeks, they are not for you. If you call them you will get a very nice Lady named Abda. If you know Spanish and sweet talk her you'll see it in a week. I've only had one issue, a minor one. They more then made up for it on my next order. Very good people. Hard working and hate anything Castro or liberal (communist, socialist)!!!

    I'm a Mauser buff, these people have the best original rifles. You can spend studid money on a Russian capture, even more on a Czech M24, I'm not sure where you heard a Czech M24 in good condition can be had for $250.00, but your about 6 years behind the curve. I currently have 5 of their rifles and used a basket case M96/38 to built a hunter for my son. That was the 1 issue. I was unhappy w/ the rifle and explained what was wrong. They took care of me in a big way. If you don't care for Latinos thats your deal. That is always the biggest complaint.
     
  9. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Well the bad things I've heard about them is they take forever to ship and ship the wrong things. Can I special order a M24 from them? $250 isn't bad at all
     
  10. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I just looked at Samcos website and looked up some videos on the M24/47. It looks like a good Mauser. If I can't find anything in my area then I'll get one.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    They are pristine!! The same rifle will cost $329-369.00 locally. The 24/47 is well known for its' accuracy. Many Military rifles have a very long throat. The 24/47's I have had all had a throat equal to my Commercial Husqvarna.
     
  12. atrbertothy

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    Get the VZ 24 it is the higher quality. You can't go wrong with the VZ 24. I have built a few Mausers and I use only the higher end Mauser 98. The Turk Mauser is made of lower grade steel and there is no good way to find out which one ( the Truk's) are better made because the Truk's did get some of the rifles made in Germany.
     
  13. zaitsev44

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    What's the differance from a M24 and a M24/47? I know one thing is the K98-style front sight hood and the shorter pull.
     
  14. zaitsev44

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    Ok I totally messed that one up. Ok let's restart. What's the differance between the vz24 and the M24/47 besides the country of manufacter.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    The Truk's, You ment Turks. The Turks bought 1895's and a few 1898 GEW's, but changed the pattern slightly. They are plenty strong, just not as refined. If you built Mausers, you would know how to refine the action.

    The 24/47 is an intermediate action, it is slightly shorter then the '98 action of the VZ24. The Belgian M24 was also an intermediate action, it was the host for the 24/47.
     
  16. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    So just the action? Ok I'm leaning toward the M24/47 unless I can find a vz24 around me.
     
  17. Milsurpshooter60

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    Well i have bought several guns from Samco . They have never screwed me just bought a mosin sniper from them i was very happy with sent exactly what i asked for i have the chech mauser 98, i prefer it it, is not overly long like the turk,s more like a k98 design here is a pic after i redid stock , and way i got it before i redid stock. First pic is how it came has a nice laminated stock and took little work to do , had to reblue where they polished off crest down to the white a nice laminate was hiding under the grease, but for 250 i got a great deal , mint bore ,great shooter ,brno mauser.Mitchells mausers has gorgeous m24/47,s for 299,00. I would take a look at mitchells mauser,s 24,s before i bought anything i was you .Unless you are like me and enjoy redoing them.Want a mint model24 see mitchell,s Oh that is my chech mauser m98 i forgot to mention lol,got her at cabela,s and oiled up stock came out nice ,since the were mentioned.
     

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  18. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Yeah I'm not a fan of Mitchell's at all. They are a fraudulent business and in my opinion, they take all historical significance out of the rifle by what they do. But they are great shooters and pretty accurate from what I hear.
     
  19. Milsurpshooter60

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    Well i never ordered from em ,but they sure look nice on the website so strike my comments on mitchells then, i just got reamed for suggestioning them on another thread , i just went by what i saw when i was looking at em, look damn good on the web site but guess looks can be deceiving.I can say Samco has never screwed me .But dont take my advice choose on ya own i just make suggestions.But you wont know what ya getting till ya get it they dont put up pretty pics like Mitchell,s , with samco i found just be specific in what you want and remind them it isnt what ya ordered and asked for you will return it i say.but so much for mitchells they look good on paper.My bad just making a suggestion my freind.I never tell anyone where to buy just give suggestions on what i see .oops:eek: