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Old January 05, 2013, 02:43   #1
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Question Value: 1896 Swede Mauser?

What's a decent price for a very good to excellent condition 1896 Swede Mauser? Bore is excellent, wood looks good, most numbers match. Stock disk intact. Thanks!

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Old January 05, 2013, 02:51   #2
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Samco had theirs for about $420 last time I checked, so I'd say $375 or so. Others may have different ideas on value.
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Old January 05, 2013, 05:57   #3
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I sold an 1899 Oberndorf for over $450. Typically, $350-$400 is more normal. For a while there I couldn't give them away, $275 was more normal, but they have made a comeback. M38's are another story, sold one for $550.

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Old January 05, 2013, 16:25   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I traded an M39 for one today... Looks real nice and I'll post pics a little later. Bore is perfect, wood is real nice, receiver is dated 1913. The numbers don't all match, though - really hoping I didn't screw myself by not being more careful and checking that.
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Old January 06, 2013, 19:17   #5
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I looked at an Oberndorf today for $400.00 Ill be calling tomorrow to offer the shop $350 If he goes for it CC will take a hit,,,,,,
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Old January 10, 2013, 16:00   #6
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I have an all matching 1899 Carl Gustav. It shoots great. Problem is, the metal had been reblued with cold blue, the stock refinished (not badly), and the disc is missing. I couldn't get $250 for it in our Marketplace a year ago. Maybe I'll try again... unless one of you guys want it...
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Old January 10, 2013, 23:51   #7
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$400 sounds about right.
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I would only pay $400 for a Swede that is completely matching, minty or one of the rarest or earliest production years etc. And then only if in excellent condition.

In my area mostly matching vg condition Swede 96s in my area you can buy for $250 or so.
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Old January 14, 2013, 05:46   #9
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Also, don't fret the bands, or rear sight parts not matching since that is common and doesn't detract from collector value as much as refinishing, mismatched bolt or poor condition does.

Condition is #1, full matching numbers #2......and so on..
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Old January 15, 2013, 12:16   #10
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I have an all matching 1899 Carl Gustav. It shoots great. Problem is, the metal had been reblued with cold blue, the stock refinished (not badly), and the disc is missing. I couldn't get $250 for it in our Marketplace a year ago. Maybe I'll try again... unless one of you guys want it...
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What's the bore condition? Do you have gauges for throat and/or muzzle? I wouldn't mind a good bubba'izing project on a 6.5 but only for one that has really good accuracy potential.
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Old January 15, 2013, 15:49   #11
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I traded a minty fresh 1899 dated rifle with stock disc and all - beautiful fiery blue bluing on the sight and follower spring for a 41colt pistol. No, not a SA Colt, but a DA Colt New Navy, I believe. It also had timing issues.
Yes, this is the worst trade I ever made.
I don't ever see really nice long swedes anymore around here. An un-bubba'd one like I describe would easily go over $400, I would think.
Lot's of $300 shorter models or ones that have been messed with though.
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Old January 15, 2013, 16:29   #12
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I certainly don't regret paying 5 Benjamins for my minty long rifle. It's a great shooter too. May have been more than market value, but I don't care one bit, it will probably be a rifle I never ever get rid of.

I probably wouldn't mind buying another if I had the cash and it was at the right price. It would be great to find a already bubba'd one, and make a nice, short barreled hunting rifle for my sister. She likes the 1896, it's just to akward for her to handle without a rest.
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Old January 15, 2013, 19:04   #13
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I bought a 1901 CG F.S.R. With Elit front and Helqvist rear dipoters, paid a litttle more than I should have, but I like it.

I told the guy I was willing to spend a little extra coin to make sure he packed it up right when he shipped it. Glad he did.
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