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Old December 22, 2012, 13:57   #1
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Help with value Commercial Mauser

I came across a .243 cal Belguim FN Mauser. It has a 2" 15x J. Uiertl Scope. I'm not sure who made the barrel as it is un-marked except for the caliber on one side and a date of 3-15-66 on the bottom. It measures 1 3/4" at the muzzle. It is 1 in 10 RH twist, six groove, and 25 3/8" long. The bore looks like it is in excellent shape. The bolt and extractor is Jewelled. The stock is custom and is left handed. The trigger is also un-marked but is fully adjustable. It has a number 13 ACE trigger shoe on it.
Any info and value would be greatly appreciated.

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Old December 22, 2012, 18:28   #2
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That is the factory trigger for an FN Supreme action. Before GCA'68, a lot were imported with no serial number. Many were also built for Sears, Wards, etc. with the serial number on the barrel.

The last Supreme action that I sold- no barrel- went for $ 450.00.
The last Unertl I sold was a 1-1/2" 20X, and it went for $750.00 2 years ago.

The scope I would guess is worth $ 800 to $ 1,000, to someone that knows Unertls, because it is a 2" objective.

The rifle is worth the action value, plus a little, as it fits a narrower percentage of the population.
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Old December 22, 2012, 18:35   #3
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Donno about the rifle, but the scope is worth $600+.

Difficult to place a value on such a rifle without seeing it. The FN action alone is about $400. Who made the barrel, who installed the barrel, how is it bedded, action trued are things to consider.

How does it shoot? Can you test fire it? The .243 Winchester cartridge is a barrel burner. A friend burned a Hart barrel in less than 1200 rounds. Of course, he is a Benchrest shooter and his groups opened up from .21" to .38" before he replaced it.

It does look to be quality work, but are you left-handed? Beautiful piece of wood .

Bottom line is this a rifle you want and can use? I would expect a price on this rifle in the $1200 to $1500 range, but that's just my guess. FWIW
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http://www.gunauction.com/buy/112818...inch-objective
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Old December 23, 2012, 06:37   #5
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Guys thanks greatly for the info! It will probably be near impossible to find out the barrel manufacture. I have had no luck so far running the serial number to date the receiver. Unfortunatly, I have not had the opportunity to shoot it. I'm debating on keeping it and having it re-stocked for right hand or letting it go to someone who can use it as it is.
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