I have an 1891 Mauser in great condition, almost looks like it was made yesterday, all matching numbers. It does have the shaving of the crest and what not but that is the norm. My delema is that it is so long and heavy. I tend to be more of a carbine type of guy, and was wondering if the carbine version was worth it or not. I have seen some on gunbroker for around $400-$500 and up, but the long rifles are more around $600 in the condition i have mine... I also thought maybe just sell it for around $600 to some one who will appreciate it more. Any help and or thoughts would be a huge help, what is your favorite Mauser? This is my only one for now, was wanting a swiss in 6.5x55 though.