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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Default Value of an 8mm Mauser

I have a friend who is looking to sell his 8mm Mauser. Is there anywhere you guys can steer me to find a value on his gun? Or is there a generalized price range you can give me? I now nothing about these kind of guns so any help is greatly appreciated.
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You need to supply us with more info, is it German, Yugo, Czech, etc, full length or carbine, original military or sporterized plus condition.
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I have no idea, I guess I'll have give him a call and then get back to you with more info
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Default Re: Value of an 8mm Mauser

As Kramer pointed out, there are way too many things to judge upon.

Country of origin
size
submodel
bore and overall condition
factory roll stamps and proof marks in good condition
which factory is originated from
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Default Re: Value of an 8mm Mauser

if you just want an 8mm (7.92mm x 57mm to be accurate IIRC) Mauser style you should be able to get them for well below 200.00 w/ bayonet (Yugo M48 still in Cosmo)

If you are interested in a Mauser style modern - Ruger still uses the Mauser style action in their M77 series, these are chambered in most modern rounds

If you want a real German WW2 style Mauser (K98) you are looking at 250 - 500 for a shooter grade w/ nice wood... There are a LOT of variants out there as well

Overall they are good rifles, they kick pretty hard but they are also fun on the range... ammo isn't to hard to find yet but its getting worse as time goes on just like everything else. Luckily with it being a bolt you'll go through ammo much slower so several hundred rounds will keep you covered for a while.

Its a fun gun but you won't shoot it that often (at least I don't shoot mine that often) the recoil makes it unpleasant to shoot (metal butt plate)
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I have a friend who is looking to sell his 8mm Mauser. Is there anywhere you guys can steer me to find a value on his gun? Or is there a generalized price range you can give me? I now nothing about these kind of guns so any help is greatly appreciated.
I bought mine for $195 at a consignment shop. It's a 8mm Turkish Mauser.
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I picked up a K98 for $230 and a Yugo 24/47 for around $160. If you want a great shooter and a great gun for the money, the Yugo is an awesome gun. You can get them from JGSales but it has been the most cosmoline saturated rifle I have ever received.
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You can get them from JGSales but it has been the most cosmoline saturated rifle I have ever received.
Can't be any worse than a Yugo SKS 59/66 - I almost think they used Cosmoline instead of Steel to build them. My Yugo M48 wasn't that bad in the Cosmo Department. I guess the former Yugoslavia's motto was "When all else fails Cosmoline it, and if it doesn't fail, Cosmoline it anyway"

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Can't be any worse than a Yugo SKS 59/66 - I almost think they used Cosmoline instead of Steel to build them. My Yugo M48 wasn't that bad in the Cosmo Department. I guess the former Yugoslavia's motto was "When all else fails Cosmoline it, and if it doesn't fail, Cosmoline it anyway"

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Well, the good news is that after you get it cleaned up, you realize you have what looks like a new rifle. Pick up some surplus Yugo ammo and shoot her until you melt the hidden cosmo out of her.

Oh, I was wrong. Those Yugo 24/47s are only $129. They are $100 for the gun and $29 for all the cosmo.

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i had a tanker k98 nazi proofed no import marks. traded it for a regular k98 nazi proofed. i thought the tanker was an aftermarket job but i was wrong oh well, i still have a nice rifle.
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