799 for a M98k?


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pwrstrkd
April 29, 2012, 08:41 PM
Local gun shop has one in just now. It has all the right markings and all matching numbers. Dated to 1940. Pretty good shape, just the price seems a little high. I dont know much about these guns, but always wanted a german mauser. I know it has a collectable value, but is this price good or way off?

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tahunua001
April 29, 2012, 08:53 PM
sounds about right for a real 98K, I have been looking at them for a while and about pooped myself when I saw a mauser at the gunshow going for $200, I thought something was wrong with the rifle and decided against getting it but later found out that it was a yugo and that's about going price for the yugo and turkish mausers... why german 98s are more expensive I don't know but I hate a lot of the prices on good milsurps right now.

Bushpilot
April 29, 2012, 09:12 PM
Sounds a little high to me, especially in only "pretty good shape."

zoom6zoom
April 29, 2012, 09:15 PM
Hard to say without more detailed info and pics. I have one that's in primo shape, no import marks, that's been appraised at $1800.

Vaarok
April 30, 2012, 03:58 PM
You're way short on details. A Genuine WW2 NAZI MAUSER Kar98-K blah blah grampa dun brought back can run from $300 (a mismatch, worn Romanian postwar used rifle with a light Navy Arms import on the barrel) to $500 (righteous but mismatched) to a thousand (all matching serials, good shape) to a couple thousand (rare maker, pristine).

Need way more details.

56hawk
April 30, 2012, 04:28 PM
My brother recently payed $800 for a 98k Mauser. It is SS stamped though.

skidooman603
April 30, 2012, 04:32 PM
Detailed photos worth a thousand words..or dollars ;)

1948CJ2A
April 30, 2012, 05:11 PM
I remember when you could pick up your choice of small or large ring 98s (excluding Turks & Yugos) for under $100. That was probably 15+ yrs ago. Hell I saw a VZ-24 in rough condition at a gun show 5 yrs back for $75. The action alone was prob worth that.

I picked up a Yugo in 2003 for $99 at a local shop. I remember thinking it was kinda high at the time. Ended up making a nice 250 Savage rifle out of it.

The gun show prices I've seen lately start at $250ish and go up. Like Vaarok said, need more details for estimated valuation.

SaxonPig
April 30, 2012, 05:49 PM
Some codes and manufacturers bring more than others. They haven't made any German 98s since 1945. Each year fewer and fewer are around. When I was a teenager the local shop had a barrel of WW II 98s at $29.95... and gas was 30 cents.

For a garden variety 98 $800 seems high to me. I bought a Russian capture last year with all markings intact on Gunbroker for $265.

tahoe2
May 1, 2012, 10:12 PM
$800 seems high, but it could be very special, The book - Robert Ball's "Military Mausers of the World" is a good source for ID & values.

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