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Mauser prices?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mrpopgun, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. mrpopgun

    mrpopgun Oregon Member

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    I've got a Turkish mauser (have to check whether it is a standard m98 or a K. Kale), still in the box I bought it in complete with bayonet, scabbard and cosmolene. What are these things selling for these days? I'm going to put it up for sale on the classifieds but have no idea what it is worth.

    Thanks!
     
  2. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Turkish Mausers still aren't commanding much of a premium - largely because most of the bores look like the digestive tract of a diseased elephant... and the rest of the gun looks like it's been THROUGH the digestive tract of a diseased elephant...

    Figure $100 to $150 unless its something exceptional, and then you've got to convince someone it's truly exceptional...

    I managed to find a nice one with a mint bore a few years ago I picked up for something like $80 at the gun show...
     
  3. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    turks are a thing all by themself the thread pattern in the action and barrel is different in dia and pitch many other small annoying differences when and if you decide to build on one. Fingolfen may be a bit optimistic on price but there are a lot of folks that are'nt aware of the turks shortcommings so put it up for auction and maybe you'll get lucky.
     
  4. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Price depends a lot on model and condition (like everything else). A nice model 1903 with the original Arabic script is worth a lot more than a K. Kale. Go to

    http://www.turkmauser.com/

    and determine which model you have. Then see what they go for on Gunbroker (completed auctions).