Buyer beware of Samco Spanish Mausers

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by W_warrior, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. W_warrior

    W_warrior
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    The local gun shop that I have started going to just posted article on their site about the recent shipment of Samco Spanish mausers they got through the Samco going out of business auction. Given the shocking conditions that they mentioned and showed in pictures I felt it was important to share that there are probably other shops that got similar guns and made not be as honest as this shop about the true condition. Also in the posting is the complete list of firearms that were auctioned and serial number for it, so you could double check anything before you buy it.

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    Here below is the link to the 475 page list of firearms:
    http://static.auctionservices.com/documents/148074/3550-INV.pdf
     
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  2. F2CMaDMaXX

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    Nice to know, although i have a Spanish Mauser to sell, this doesn't help that :D

    Mine is older (i think) and has been around for a few years that i know of though.
     
  3. Velzey

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    Those were some of the roughest Mausers they had in stock. I remember receiving one of those a few years ago and I am glad it was cheap.
    What was the price of those Mausers?

    I should add that I visited Samco a few years back, and they really had all types of firearms stacked like cordwood on pallets. An impressive assortment! But some didn't get the pallet treatment, some that were really bad off condition wise, were stuffed in 55 gallon drums and stored outside with tarps over them. And I bet under those tarps and in those drums were some of these Spanish Mausers:(
     
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  4. AndyinEverson

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    Thanks for posting the link to the serial numbers , W-warrior.
    Andy
     
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  5. Spooly

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    I have seen two of these, both failed a no-go and field gauges. Beware!
     
  6. MountainBear

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    Never been a fan of Spanish mausers (at least those not made in Germany and marked for Spain), so I won't be terribly concerned with these...
     
  7. CountryGent

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm no longer into Mausers, but it is good to know.

    Years ago, I have a straight-bolt Spanish Mauser in 7.92x57mm, marked La Coruña, and a dated sometime in the mid-40s. It was nice for what it was, but nothing to get super excited about either.
     

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