February 17, 2009, 12:58 PM
I have noticed that this supply has dried up a bit, classic arms doesn't have many and the ones that they do are not very appealing . Whos selling have decent ones, I am looking for one with decent markings, but not a $600.00 98k.
Samco has them, but are vague about the markings.
February 17, 2009, 01:12 PM
There are several original Mauser 98s for sale by individuals over at <surplusrifleforum.com>,you have to be a forum member with at least 3 posts to access the for sale section.
February 18, 2009, 07:22 PM
Bump it up, any c and r dealers????
February 18, 2009, 11:58 PM
condition, one mag. C&R. $199.95 - $209.95
15-1677xq Czech Mauser VZ-24 8X57 Scrubbed Reciever. Good condition $149.95
15-124xq K-98 German Nazi Mauser, WWII K98 rifle, 8mm. $239.95 - $249.95
15-1636xqx Mauser ES340N 22LR bolt action training rifle. Very good condition $495.00
15-1492xq_st Mosin-Nagant 91/30 Hex receiver rifle, Standard Grade, 7.62x54R caliber. $64.95 - $69.95
15-1620xq Mosin-Nagant 91/30 Sniper rifle with scope, 7.62x54R caliber. $449.95
February 20, 2009, 10:40 PM
Are they drying up?
February 21, 2009, 01:50 AM
But they've been drying up, since about, oh, 1945.
Milsurps of previous eras all do that.
A cache is found, they go for cheap, and people wrongly assume that they're going to remain abundant and inexpensive.
How many times have we seen truckloads of Trapdoors, Krags, Springfields, Lee-Enfields, Swedish Mausers, 98 Mausers, FN-49s, Tokarevs, Garands, Arisakas, SKS, and other milsurps go dirt cheap, then as supplies dwindle the prices climb and the dealers in Shotgun News scramble to sell other stuff?
Every now and again, some 3rd world military will open up their arsenal doors, and we'll see a certain batch of firearm hit the market, if for only a short time. Even the CMP has a limited number of M1 Garands, and when they're gone, that's it.
I took advantage of the batch of Malaysian No5Mk1 Lee-Enfield Jungle Carbines when they were going for $250.00 about 8 years ago. I also grabbed a Yugo SKS, figuring some day they wouldn't be so plentiful. There were some Soviet-capture 98K Mausers that came into this country around the same time, they were Stalingrad-capture guns, but even they went quickly.
98K Mausers, or their various siblings, are out there, but you're not going to see them in the availability of numbers that they once had. As their availability continues to decrease, the prices on remaining specimens will climb accordingly.
"As is, where is" would be a good way to describe it.
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