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Mauser Value Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mals9, Mar 5, 2011.

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  1. Mals9

    Mals9 Member

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    I came across a Carl Gustav 6.5 x55 mauser with all matching numbers, at least all the ones I saw. Wood and metal were in good shape, crown was good but I could not check the bore. Action was silky smooth. They are asking $300. Is this a reasonable price tag?
    Edited to add: It has 1900 stamped on the receiver below the name.
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  2. docnyt

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    As long as the bore is OK, that's a good price. They're hard to find in my neck of the woods.
     
  3. Shadow 7D

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    Check the medallion on the stock that list the last grade when it was checked in the Arsenal.

    And if it's not trashed, that is a good to decent price.
     
  4. Float Pilot

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    The bore condition disc, IF it is original to the rifle, will tell you about the bore.
    But you must remember that what the Swedes thought needed replacement was about where most countries started as new... The Swede were super anal about their rifles.
    The barrel has probably been replaced as that rifle was arsenal rebuilt over the years. They used them until the 1980s.

    I will explain the disc in an update , the wife is yelling at me to come into the kitchen...

    OK , I'm back..
    In the largest area, see how there is a stamp over the zero. That means the bore on this 1900 Oberndorf made m/96 was exactly 6.50mm.
    Then the next largest area deals with over or under shooting after the sights were modified later for the 1941 ammunition. This rifle has 0 over shooting.
    Then the smallest area is the bore condition. This rifle has no mark which means it is a virtually new or like new bore.
    A mark over the 1 means the bore is still very nice but not new. A mark over the 2 means some wear. Over the 3 is more wear and they might think about replacing it one day down the road.
    IF, they had a bore that really needed replacement, they pulled the disc and filled the hole with red wax until it was re-barreled.
    Bore disc are often not original to the rifle and they are often phony copies found on e-bay.

    $300 is a GREAT price for a matching 1900.

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  5. hiawatha

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    I saw a 1917 CG M96 rifle in a shop today. Bolt didn't match, but everything else I saw did. I'm not a Swede expert -- in fact, I've avoided them over the years because I know they're addictive! This one had a rear sight I'm not familiar with. There was a dial on the leaf, kind of like a Mojo sight. And the front sight was hooded. I didn't pay attention to the stock disk 'cause I don't know how to read them. It was $389 and some cents, so I'd say the $300 one is a good deal if it's in good shape. The shop I was in is usually pretty reasonable on milsurps.
     
  6. Baba Louie

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    Yes. Especially if it's an Obie (very few made in Deutschland), tho' there's nothing wrong with a CG.

    ETA, re-reading OP, I see its a CG. Oops. Still worth it.
     
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