Author Topic: K98 Mauser question..  (Read 1682 times)

Sonny

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K98 Mauser question..
« on: March 02, 2013, 08:56:06 PM »
Anyone know how much these are selling for these days?

The reason I ask is that wifey said that I could buy one gun a year. ;D

I just think they are cool old rifles and needless to say have a lot of history behind them..(not always good)

I think I might like one of those.. ;)
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Paul

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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 09:12:28 PM »
You know I think my dad had one but after he passed away it never turned up. Was standard German issue no and also used scoped as a sniper rifle?

Sonny

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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 09:31:08 PM »
Yes sir,standard German issue since 1898...I believe.

A part of History.. ;)


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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 08:09:33 AM »
As with all milsurp Sonny - prices vary huge with model, condition etc. Also sort of what the market will bear...

I believe I saw a couple on Gun Nutz - one was around 600, and the other was a rare (collector) model at 1400.


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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 11:12:57 AM »
I would add:  do some prior research on proper markings and make sure they're all intact.  No point paying for a collector item that has little collector status.  It's common to see, "captured" milsurps that were quite likely almost immediately put back in service on the other side with markings ground/sanded off.  Try to get one with it's proper bayonet if you can.

They're around;  if you're patient but ready to purchase when the time arrives you'll find one.  Be forewarned though, when you see the one you want, don't hesitate or it'll be in someone else's collection.   ;)

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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 05:45:11 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.. :)

I could see me paying $600 but $1400 is a bit steep.. :o

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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 08:42:34 AM »
I have a K98 Norweign caputure. They were converted to 30.06. Just like new. Has all the Nazi markings. Most other captures were ground off.

They were cheap 20 years ago. Think I paid $250 for it.

I had quite a few military surplus rifles that mostly sold off now. Just kept the ones that really interested me. Had 2 brand new never fired M38 Mausers. Sold em both. Kick myself in the ass somedays for this but I still got lots of riflres. My Garands gone too. L1A1's gone as well. 

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Re: K98 Mauser question..
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 05:35:42 PM »
I have a K98 Norweign caputure. They were converted to 30.06. Just like new. Has all the Nazi markings. Most other captures were ground off.

They were cheap 20 years ago. Think I paid $250 for it.

I had quite a few military surplus rifles that mostly sold off now. Just kept the ones that really interested me. Had 2 brand new never fired M38 Mausers. Sold em both. Kick myself in the ass somedays for this but I still got lots of riflres. My Garands gone too. L1A1's gone as well.

Those Norwegian captures are going for big dollars now - at least guys are asking lots.

I remember the old man had a rebarrel in rough shape - think he paid 150 bucks for it lol.

Neat old rifles for sure.