8mm mauser


June 3, 2009, 11:44 PM
do you think 375 is too much? it is in really great condition

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Ohio Gun Guy
June 3, 2009, 11:50 PM
That is about as open ended a question as there can be.

So many different mausers were made in 8mm. Of course, with any gun condition can sway pricing up or down, but for 90% of them out there here are the values In My Humble Opinion.

If it is a 98k, original = that is a steal (Price could be 700 - 1500 or more depending)
if its a 98K russian capture, 275 is average
if it is a turkish mauser in great shape 150-200+ depending
if it is a turkish mauser in in poor shape 80 or less if really rough
there are some varrients that can supprise you due to collectors looking for rare guns, they were made for many countries, etc. Although, Chances are it's one of the above.

June 3, 2009, 11:56 PM
Heh this is kind like asking "is $15,000 too much for a Corvette?"

June 3, 2009, 11:56 PM
If its in "really great" condition, its probobly a russian capture which has been rearsenaled which is why it would be in excellent condition. If it is in fact a Russian capture, then 375 is a little high, but as Ohio Gun Guy said, if it is an original with matching numbers, that is a steal. Even if it is an original without everything matching, I would say that is a decent price.

June 3, 2009, 11:58 PM
Thanks, I will have to veryify if it is a russian or not. I know it is not a turk. I do believe it is an original. I will report back tomorrow

Polar Express
June 4, 2009, 11:51 PM
any new developments? I actually have a 8mm Mauser 98 myself. Im looking for a new stock for it.

June 5, 2009, 12:12 AM
well I did find that all the #s on it are 4189, they match everywhere. It also had s147g ? where would it say it was a model 98?

Ohio Gun Guy
June 5, 2009, 01:07 AM
This should be a 98k. Is the picture I attached look like the top of the reciever?

If there is no X on the reciever, or shelac on the stock, and all the numbers match.....you might want to buy it......fast! :eek:

June 5, 2009, 06:58 PM
Check the bolt, too - if it's a Gew98 not double-dated and has a turn-down bolt (as mine has, with no markings), then it's not original. Should have a straight bolt. 98k has a small recession in the right-hand side of the stock so the bolt can close fully.

Oh, and if it has Totenkopf markings and some of the original markings were removed, don't pass on it. Just make sure they're original.

June 5, 2009, 07:20 PM
Ohio Gun Guy - it looks exactly like that. all the numbers that I have found on it, all match. I was allowed to go and fire it with the owner so I went ahead and did so. I have added this one to my collection....welll...almost, I only had 200 on me so he is holding it for me til payday, next friday....

June 5, 2009, 07:20 PM
Please post pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ohio Gun Guy
June 5, 2009, 08:30 PM
Post pics when you get it. You may have gotten a GREAT deal.

it would be a 1935...... Google the markings

June 5, 2009, 09:20 PM
I will definitely post em when I pick it up!!

Ignition Override
June 6, 2009, 01:07 AM
I have a friend from Germany, whose late father was a teenage 'Soldat' with a 'Totenkopf' brigade or division in Finland. Those emblems were something to be proud of.

Is it ironic that we are going to shoot down into a river on June 6th with his US-made AR-15, and my WW2 British-made
LE "J. Carbine"?
It is more ironic that he never bought a Mauser, but our newer military style instead.

Any original weapon with that skull emblem definitely has character.

June 6, 2009, 01:12 AM
"...it is in really great condition..." What rifle?

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