How often do you see very good 8mm Mausers at shows?


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Ignition Override
January 4, 2010, 04:18 AM
The subject is original military configuration.
Yesterday a very attractive 8mm Yugo sold by 1100 at the list price of $150. It was tempting.
There were two others on a different table but were not for sale.

I've only begun looking for "RC", Czech or Yugos at this show and want to pursue one by this summer/fall, after my next objective.

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rust collector
January 4, 2010, 06:53 AM
They're around, but not as common as they once were.

AIM has these: http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Czechoslavakian_vz._24_8mm_Mauser_Rifle.html

Yugos and K98s aren't rare at this point, but the Turks sure seem to have dried up all of a sudden.

dogngun
January 4, 2010, 01:17 PM
made rifles are just amazing quality, even if the rifle looks the worse for wear. If the bore cleans up well, it will really shoot.
Also, if you can fined a Turk, you may want to try one of them, too - they usually still have very good rifling and were well maintained by their army.

I am asuming you want shooters rather than collectables.


mark

Maj Dad
January 4, 2010, 04:50 PM
I cut down a fence post stock on a VZ-24 & glass bedded it just for fun and it shot an honest (and witnessed) 1" at 100 yds off sand bags with some reloads. I was going to rebarrel it to 308 but now I'm stuck with it as an 8mm (reckon it's already a silk purse). I might drill & scope it since the receiver ring was ground & it has some rough spots here & there at the wood line. Bore is flawless in the original military bbl. R Guns also had some VZ-24s in "Excellent" condition recently for $250; I used to think that was highway robbery (mine was 69 bucks) but it might not be so bad nowadays...

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