Shes a real "fix er uper" why do people do this


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TwoWheelFiend
December 24, 2011, 06:36 PM
$200 hahahaha. Why do people let guns get like this?

http://www.gunauction.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=9292376

Found that while trying to find some more info on my 1915 Gew 98. Mines in far better shape :)

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Friendly, Don't Fire!
December 24, 2011, 06:58 PM
Looks to me with all that powder that it may have been in a place where a fire extinguisher (dry chemical) was sprayed at it. Maybe a nearby fire caused much of the rust.

ApacheCoTodd
December 24, 2011, 07:15 PM
I went straight to post-fire-proximity as well.

Eb1
December 24, 2011, 08:10 PM
Why does anyone let anything they own go to the pot?

Fleet
December 24, 2011, 08:13 PM
All that powder is the chalk that was used to make the lettering stand out.

rcmodel
December 24, 2011, 08:15 PM
I'm thinking the guy has a real bad coke habit, and is selling his gun to buy more coke.

rc

BrocLuno
December 24, 2011, 08:20 PM
It's just an old rifle and he is not a shooter?

Or he's a modern kid with a plastic black rifle and sees that maybe he can sell grandpas old barn gun for some more rail toys?

There are a million reasons and a million rifles in the corner of old barns across the USA.

dirtyjim
December 24, 2011, 08:24 PM
it does have a decent oberndorf gew98 receiver & the rest of the parts that are salvageable could be sold. it was probably bought as a donor action for a project & depending on how much pitting is below the woodline i might have been willing to pay that for it but i like oberndorf actions

average_shooter
December 24, 2011, 08:26 PM
Auction Closed: August 21, 2009 23:08:36 PDT

Seller's Description:
Waffenfabrik Mauser A-G Oberndorf A/N 1915. #1525 barrell and receiver #2578 bolt Barrel is plugged. Email me with any questions. I am selling this for my local American Legion, so any questions I will have to ask them before I can give an answer. Thanks a lot for looking!

And yet someone actually paid $200 for this thing back in '09.

Vaarok
December 24, 2011, 10:28 PM
Worth it for parts, definitely. The reason they look crappy is after WW1 lots of rifles were deactivated and passed out as war-bond dividends or given to VFWs as drill/honorguard rifles.

And I concur, it's chalk.

Typical deactivated rifle, left to slowly rust in the closet except when brought out for parades or whatever.

Stock's probably worth $200. Bolt parts and the action itself another maybe $150 to the right people.

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