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799 for a M98k?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pwrstrkd, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. pwrstrkd

    pwrstrkd Member

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    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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    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.
     
  3. Bushpilot

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    Sounds a little high to me, especially in only "pretty good shape."
     
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    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.
     
  5. Vaarok

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    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.
     
  6. 56hawk

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    My brother recently payed $800 for a 98k Mauser. It is SS stamped though.
     
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    Detailed photos worth a thousand words..or dollars ;)
     
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    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.
     
  9. SaxonPig

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    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.
     
  10. tahoe2

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    $799 for M98k

    $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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