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Colombian Mauser value

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  1. txgunsuscg

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    So the local gun shop has a Colombian .30-06 Mauser for $250. As you can see from the pics, not much finish is left, and it looks like someone may have started to refinish then stopped (Dremel marks on the forward handguard band). Functionally it looks good and I'm more interested in shooting than collecting.

    Is $250 a decent price?

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    I'd probably buy it at that price.
     
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    There's a little visible pitting at the front of the receiver ring and there's probably some more below the woodline, but I'd still drop $250 for it. I'm more of a collector, but I won't buy a gun that I can't shoot. (There are probably some exceptions out there, but I haven't found one yet.) Everything in my collection gets shot at least occasionally.

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    Many moons ago I found one in about the same condition which I bought as a shooter until I discovered the bore was bulged. ( Ask the shop if you can run a rod and semi tight bore brush down the bore to make sure you do not have a loose spot)

    Eventually I rebarreled mine with a $50 Interarms take-off barrel, lightened the action and added a Mannlicher style full length stock. Now it is a 19 inch barreled full stock carbine that has taken countless Kodiak and Montague Island deer and more than a few caribou.
     
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    Esp. to be in .30-06 which is alot easier to aquire ammo for than 8x57 or 7x57 i would not mind at all paying $250 for a nice milsurp shooter
     
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    I'm late to the dance. $250 is fair but that's at the top for that condition. These rifles typically have rust and pitting under the wood. They make great shooters.
    I have a Brazilian conversion to 30.06 (same rifle) and it's one of the best mil surp shooters I have. $250 OTD is a fair price.
     
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