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WTK: What are these guns worth?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by minuteman1970, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. minuteman1970

    minuteman1970 Well-Known Member

    WTK: What are these guns worth?

    An older non-PC literate family friend has a few rifles he would like to sell, and has asked me to look into their value. They appear to be in good condition. Here's the list:
    1. Turkish Mauser in 8mm - has original, unmodified military stock
    2. No. 1 Mk3 Enfield: stock has been "sporterized" for hunting
    3. Plainfield M1 Carbine: commercial M1 Carbine clone

    Thanks in advance.
  2. buttrap

    buttrap Well-Known Member

    in the area of 400 for all
  3. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    Turk Mauser? What year? The things are usually around $100.
    Sporterized Enfield, $150~$200? (The sporterizing drops the value a good bit.)
    Carbine: $400, $500?

    Needs pictures.
  4. albanian

    albanian member

    1. Turkish Mauser in 8mm - has original, unmodified military stock
    I bought one for $69 but they seem to be more like $80 now. Not very valuable but decent guns.

    2. No. 1 Mk3 Enfield: stock has been "sporterized" for hunting
    Sporterized killed it's value. I actually bought one not long ago for $55 on Gunbroker. I think it would be worth more like $100 or a little more.

    3. Plainfield M1 Carbine: commercial M1 Carbine clone
    Don't know but it is the most valuable of the three by far. I would guess about $300 but that is a guess.

    So they have less than $500 in guns. If they were to sell them to a dealer, it would be about $300 if they were lucky. These guns are not rare or valuable so dealers don't give much for them. Almost not worth selling the top to to a dealer. If you offered them $150-200 for the top two, you would be doing them a favor and getting a bargin in the process.
  5. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Well-Known Member

    sounds like you've been shopping at big five for your collection.

    I paid 78 dollars for my turk mauser and couldn't get 20 for it when I tried to sell it. they are still available out the door for less than 100.

    enfields varry alot, but they don't typically sell for more than 200 usually considerably less (if we are talking about big 5 condition guns) but some of them are actually worth alot of money. others are worth close to zilch.
    post some pics, and list the markings on it and we can give you a better idea.

    m1 carbine copys go for between 250 and 350 usually. I paid 150 for mine a few years ago but my understanding is that they have gone up since then

    basicly if someone offered you six hundered for all of them, you should jump on it.
  6. Red Tornado

    Red Tornado Well-Known Member

    They're not worth much as mentioned, but they're all fun rifles. If he's selling, you could do worse than offering more than he could get, and still get them cheaper than you could buy them for elsewhere. I just read back, and that's pretty much what Albanian suggested, too. Sorry for repeating, but nothing like a little repetition. ;)

    You should have called, I'd have given you $25 for that Turk. Shoot, you probably could have talked me up to $30. :evil:
  7. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Well-Known Member

    I think I wound up giving it away or trading it or selling it cheep (I can't remember if I got anything out of it It was a token) to a buddy who saw me chop down a tree with it, he had to pay paperwork, and i gave him a few hundered rounds of ammo with it.

    it was fun, but it was taking up valuable gunsafe space and It now is my friends only firearm.
  8. albanian

    albanian member

    I have a C&R and I have lots of bolt action rifles as you might guess but I really have a soft spot for my Turk Mauser. I bought 1400 rds of ammo for something like $70 and I shot it until the pistol grip cracked. I ended up fixing the stock and refinishing it.

    It was my first C&R and the first gun I ever refinished. I shot the heck out of it. Actually, my brother and I went halves on it and we both owned it for a while and we both shot it a lot. We had a lot of fun with it. We cut down a few trees and fence posts with it (both wood and metal). The 8mm is a serious caliber that is slightly more potent than a 30.06 in the loadings we were using. Where can you get 1400 rds of 30.06 for $70?
  9. minuteman1970

    minuteman1970 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great info. I'll share your thoughts with my friend regarding his guns.

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