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My New Mausers!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by longrange308, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. longrange308

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    I bought these Mausers today from my neighbor today take a look:

    1. VZ24
    2. M48
    3. M48 (same one)
    4. 1895 Chilean Mauser
    The whole package for $400.00
     

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  2. fallout mike

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    The light one looks great? Did you get a good deal?
     
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    Those are beautiful
     
  4. longrange308

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    $400.00 for all of them!
     
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    Killer deal!
     
  7. meanmrmustard

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    You should be ashamed:evil:
     
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    Heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh!
     
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    Seriously. It's like hitting the gun lottery. I have no one close that is as gun stupid as me. So, how am I supposed to walk into deals like that!!!!

    This is the speak of legitimate jealousy.
     
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    The key is don't act gun crazy when you are dealing, and always walk around with a roll of cash so you can be prepared to make an offer. If you see an individual selling their guns they are hard-up for cash (as a general rule).
     
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    what a sweet deal!! Congrats ! So two 8mm's and a 7mm ??, time to start reloading!!
    By the way, those are very addicting !!
     
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    My biggest worry is taking advantage of someone.

    Great buy on your part though.
     
  13. longrange308

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    Don't worry about it, someone selling their guns needs the money and if you don't get their guns someone else will (Pawn Shop). I'll guarantee you that I gave the guy more than a Pawn Shop would have.
     
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    Not bad by today's prices. If your neighbor bought them several years ago he made money and gave you a good deal.
     
  15. longrange308

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    Exactly, people forget that a large part of the price is markup. I don't know how long the guy had the Mauser(s) but I don't think it was a recent purchase. The M48 (light one) is a Mitchell's Premier Grade, but again I didn't tell the guy to overspend for one either.
     
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    If you're a builder, those VZ24s are probably the finest easily available actions anymore. I have one that came out of Brazil that is shaping up into a very fine scout carbine.

    OTOH, it looks like a really nice mil-spec so it might be nice to leave it that way. Is the chilian just the barreled receiver? If so, it's good for a build in 7x57 or .257 Roberts, just stick to lower pressures.
     
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    Way better than simply a "good deal!" Nice start to a Mauser collection!
     
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    The Chilean is just the barreled receiver, I would probably have a professional builder turn that into something nice, I might would have it re-barreled into 6.5X55 or I might leave it 7X57.

    The VZ24 will be a custom build, I thought about 35 Whelen with a real nice hand carved Monte Carlo stock of an exotic wood. I was going to leave it alone but some a.s.s. stamped R-GUNS right on the side of the receiver, I know about import marks but that's ridiculous.

    Nothing Bubba would do, strictly professional.
     
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    I thought I would start a new thread but I will just add to this one.

    This morning I drove past the guy's house I bought the Mausers from and he was having a yard sale and he had this Winchester for sale so I picked it up as well. Not a dent, ding, or scratch anywhere its in mint condition.
     

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    OK, lay it on us.......what'd you pay?
     
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    Since I don't have to give my real name (people won't look me up in the phone book and call me a scoundrel), I paid $140.00. I tried to get it for $100.00 but he wouldn't go that low.
     
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    You're killin' me Longrange! Did you clean him out? Of course, given that he's a neighbor, you may need to wait a few more hours and see if he's still got anything left so as not to appear opportunistic. You'd never see thta stuff in a garage sale near my home!
     
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    I know he has a Luger pistol I want really bad, but I don't think he is ready to part with it.
     
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    We have person to person firearms sale in North Carolina, no paperwork and no problems.
     
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    Pretty cool all the way around.

    .35 Whelen would be a good one for the VZ. I'm going to do a thumper someday but I haven't quite decided yet. I'll probably just get a .38-55 Winchester 94 first.

    If the barrel on that Chilian is still good, 7x57 remains one of the finest all around cartridges ever.
     
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