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firewalker
April 24, 2008, 21:06
I want something like this pretty darn bad. I say pretty darn because its not bad enough to lay down 8k for one.

http://www.mauserwaffen.de/Specifications.67.0.html?&L=1

http://mauser.org/rifles/mauser_m98/index.htm

Is any company here producing rifles like this on a mauser action. I really like the classic look with sling mount on the barrel and those quick leaf sights. Maybe I've just read to much Capstick and Raurk. But, I want me a Safari type rifle. Something about busting squirrel or wingshooting quail with the .375 H&H that just makes me feel warm and fuzy.

Jurassic Jake
April 24, 2008, 22:47
It's gonna be pretty tough to beat one of those there Mausers. CZ makes a Safari Magnum grade CZ-550 on their Mauser type action. Comes in .375 H&H, .416 Rigby, and the 458s. Not a bad piece for the price. A step up from the Safari Magnum is the Safari Classics series, which is also based on the magnum CZ action. Comes in all the major turn bolt cartridges such as 505 Gibbs, .500 Jeffery, .450 Rigby, and the like.

A lot of rifle for the price. Not near the perfection in execution that that Mauser piece is. And then again nowhere near the staggering cost either. Check them out at the CZ USA website.

Jake

MAINER
April 25, 2008, 08:00
Check this one out on Gungroaker; $3000.00, but it doesn't get much better than NIB Kimber!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=98146051

Lots of 375s listed, a couple pre-64 Winnys got my attention along with a Whitworth.

67GT390FB
April 25, 2008, 08:21
Originally posted by firewalker
I want something like this pretty darn bad. I say pretty darn because its not bad enough to lay down 8k for one.

http://www.mauserwaffen.de/Specifications.67.0.html?&L=1

http://mauser.org/rifles/mauser_m98/index.htm

Is any company here producing rifles like this on a mauser action. I really like the classic look with sling mount on the barrel and those quick leaf sights. Maybe I've just read to much Capstick and Raurk. But, I want me a Safari type rifle. Something about busting squirrel or wingshooting quail with the .375 H&H that just makes me feel warm and fuzy.


contact Greentop Sporting Goods in Richmond/Glen Allen VA. They have two commercial Mausers on the rack, can't remember calibers but they were beautiful rifles. They did weigh a ton though. They just putt hem on sale for under 3,000 as they have been sitting on them over a year. give them a call you may be able to talk them down some more.

firewalker
April 25, 2008, 08:37
Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna look up the store.

firewalker
April 25, 2008, 16:53
I didn't get home in time to call that store today. Maybe monday. Mitchells mausers were still open in California and I called them about there Mauser BANNER K98s. They are 2500 compared to a 499.00 regular they pick code rifle. 2 Please.
:confused:

bykerhd
April 25, 2008, 18:19
I like the OLD commercial Mausers. Built for the world's militaries between wars.
Nothing like pre WWI craftsmanship. And, they can sometimes be found in near new condition. for about the same or less than the Mausers that Mitchell is "claiming" are "unissued".
Which mostly look suspiciously like refinished, sometimes not so well, rifles.

firewalker
April 25, 2008, 19:29
Thats me too bykerhd. Maybe I've read to many Raurk stories or drooled over my copy of Original Oberndorf Sporting Rifles too many times. " Original Mauser Waffen". I have just never ran into one for sale. I like the big game cartridges but would be just as happy with one in 8X57 or 7X57. If you have any suggestions please point me in the right direction.

I did not know Mitchells might sell me a line of BS and a used up rifle. Thanks for saving me trouble of selling off a bunch of stuff to buy one.

Thanks Again!

bykerhd
April 25, 2008, 20:34
The last show I went to there were a couple of those "collector grade" Mitchell K-98s.
The rear tang on one was standing almost 1/4" above the stock. Maybe it WAS unissued and original. I've never seen an original stock fitted like that.
The stampings on the floorplate of that one looked kind of suspicious. Like maybe ground & restamped ? But, I'm no K-98 expert.

kycrawler
April 28, 2008, 12:59
charles daly is putting out some commercial mausers now that are decent and in the 4-$600 range

Heat
April 28, 2008, 16:09
CZ--http://www.safariclassics.com/
Kimber--http://www.kimberamerica.com/rifles/africa-alaska/8400_caprivi/

V guy
April 28, 2008, 17:43
Check gunbroker for Interarms imports---they used to import a Mk10 mauser that was built up by Whitworth in England..... on a M98 action produced in yugoslavia by Zastava...pretty good guns..very well turned out.... I had a .375 H&H and a .270...very pretty guns and with all the bells and whistles....I once had a chance to buy a m98 produced at the mauserwerk in 1912 or so--it was in 30.06 and had an integral rib down the barrel--was $600 ten years ago...and it compared well to the Interarms guns

a lot of the old gun guys mausers are for sale as estates put them on the mkt...

I have a mint Venezuelan military mauser 98 in 7mm Mauser that was built by FN in the 1930's...as pretty as any of the sporting/commercial mausers I ever handled except the Gun Guild builds...

firewalker
April 29, 2008, 14:49
Anyone want to post the photos of their prewar mausers? I love looking a pretty girls and guns. It'll cost me a lot less to add a commercial Mauser to my collection than to add a pretty girl to my woman collection.

67GT390FB
April 29, 2008, 14:57
Originally posted by firewalker
Anyone want to post the photos of their prewar mausers? I love looking a pretty girls and guns. It'll cost me a lot less to add a commercial Mauser to my collection than to add a pretty girl to my woman collection.

got the contact info for you

green top sporting goods

10193 Washington Hwy Glen Allen, Va 23059
We're Open 7 Days A Week: M-F 8am-9pm Sat 8am-6pm Sun 9am-5pm
Phone: 804.550.2188 FAX: 804.550.2693

MACV
April 29, 2008, 16:30
Like most of Mitchells offerings, way over priced. Check out CZ, Kimber, or Ruger. Or if you can find a post 94 Winchester with a Mauser action they arent too high. I have a 375 H&H Whitworth Express built on a CZ receiver. Got about $1100 in it with a Leupold M-8 2.5 and quick disconnect rings. Bought it used.

Heat
April 29, 2008, 19:52
Originally posted by firewalker
Anyone want to post the photos of their prewar mausers? I love looking a pretty girls and guns. It'll cost me a lot less to add a commercial Mauser to my collection than to add a pretty girl to my woman collection.
If I'm reading the post correctly in every category I've been to I believe that pictures are now verboten..many were WAY too large..I can understand..from now on when I want to post a pic I'll go to tinypic.com and use a link from there..must be gobbling up to much bandwidth
http://www.tinypic.com

firewalker
April 30, 2008, 08:51
Thanks for the info 67GT390FB. I'm gonna call them now and see whats up.

Temp
April 30, 2008, 11:22
I've seen some extremely nice rifles built on Mauser actions selling in the $500 range. I'm not talking about just some old Mauser that someone has chopped the stock down on,.. but true custom rifles which look lke they were put together back in the 50's or so judging from their appearance,...maybe even earlier.,... rebarreled,...with nicely checkered walnut stocks and metalwork exhibiting excellent attention to detail. There's a 30-06 built on a Chilean action down at one of my favorite gun stores now that fits that description.

I've stumbled across several very nice examples of gunsmithing on military Mauser actions and always thought that they represented excellent value for the money.

Back when surplus Mausers were a dime a dozen, many gunsmiths built very nice rifles around the actions, but for some reason even the very nice ones don't command very high prices.

CowboyBart
April 30, 2008, 19:25
"Do it yourself" is the only way I like my Mausers.
If you want to go that route I have a new complete STA Barbara action that I would part with for $400.

Heat
May 01, 2008, 01:04
Originally posted by Temp
I've seen some extremely nice rifles built on Mauser actions selling in the $500 range. I'm not talking about just some old Mauser that someone has chopped the stock down on,.. but true custom rifles which look lke they were put together back in the 50's or so judging from their appearance,...maybe even earlier.,... rebarreled,...with nicely checkered walnut stocks and metalwork exhibiting excellent attention to detail. There's a 30-06 built on a Chilean action down at one of my favorite gun stores now that fits that description.

I've stumbled across several very nice examples of gunsmithing on military Mauser actions and always thought that they represented excellent value for the money.

Back when surplus Mausers were a dime a dozen, many gunsmiths built very nice rifles around the actions, but for some reason even the very nice ones don't command very high prices.
Most guys these days want the 'brand name' rifle, wheather it is A., B. OR C. rifle..only a true riflephile can appreciate a custom built Mauser..I have some pics in a book that show some outrageously beautiful Mausers built on Chilean etc Mausers..flawless workmanship..workamanship you'll NEVER see on a factory rifle

Heat
May 01, 2008, 01:24
Heres a few pics of a plain jane Yugo Mauser I had built up..all said and done I have around $900 into it..no fancy engraving, just a nice matte finish..strictly a huntin' rig in .308
it will shoot right at MOA if I do my part
http://i26.tinypic.com/141tcoy.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/i1e3aq.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/1z6drw2.jpg

Clark
May 02, 2008, 14:59
With a couple hundred bolt gun designs out there, and Rem 700 at the stripped down cheapee left end, and 98 Mausers at the deluxe right end, I find it ironic that Rem is now importing 98 Mausers.

http://www.remington.com/images/products/firearms/centerfire/798_banner.jpg

firewalker
May 05, 2008, 21:39
Heat,

That is a good looking rifle. Mauser rifles that were made to help a man make a living and take care of himself are something to truely admire.