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$199 K98k at Dunhams

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by esmith, Dec 24, 2007.

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  1. esmith

    esmith Member

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    I just got back from dunhams today and there was the above on the rack. I picked it up and the wood was alright, a good amount of the blueing was worn away. They wouldn't let me look at the barrel for some reason. When i go back wednesday they said i could check everything out. It appearently was a winter edition of the 98k. The only difference i could tell was the trigger guard was bigger in order for a gloved finger to slide through im guessing. If the barrel is decent do you guys think this is a good deal? I have seen a wide variety of prices out there.
     
  2. dmftoy1

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    I just paid quite a bit more than that for K98 russian capture so I'd say it's a pretty good price assuming the barrel is in good shape. (mine is a mixmaster with the barrel/receiver/stock matching and the bolt, trigger guard, etc being from a different rifle . .arsenal refinished by the ruskies I think)

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    Dave
     
  3. Vaarok

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    That's a fairly excellent price, depending on bore condition.
     
  4. .45Guy

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    That's not bad at all, seeing as I paid $150 for an RC back in '97.
     
  5. cracked butt

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    $200 is about what they are worth. The upside is that they usually are brand new unfired rifles. These were all made by CZ, often from leftover receivers, after WWII for commercial sale and for military use (notably Israel). Where the blueing is 'worn away' on the receiver is actually where the receiver was 'scrubbed' of its original build markings and often Nazi proofs. CZ used the same pattern rifle as late war German K98s with the absence of the takedown donut in the stock, no guide on the bolt, and lack of a cleaning rod hole in the stock. On the upside they undid some of the late war cost cutting measures such as switching back to a leaf sight from a fixed rear sight.
    I bought one of these several years ago, its an excellent shooter, though the trigger is very stiff.
     
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