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Old February 10, 2012, 07:53   #1
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persain mauser whats it worth

I bought a persain mauser about 8 or 10 years ago from Samco the gun is brand new never fired absolutly perfect in every way, not a single blemish all matching arabic numbers I paided 600. for it then , what do you think it might be worth now ???
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Old February 10, 2012, 08:42   #2
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Excellent rifles and probably worth what you paid. To SAMCO.
You paid full retail, I assume ?

But, nothing like that quality of military Mauser is being made any longer and hasn't been for a very long time.

If it is really as nice as you say, and if you maintain it, and do not alter it, it should appreciate in value.

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Old February 10, 2012, 09:08   #3
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Is it a large ring chambered in 7x57?
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Old February 10, 2012, 10:25   #4
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The Persians are in 8x57. They're Czech manufacture.
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Old February 10, 2012, 17:35   #5
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I'd guess $500-700 in this economy. I've seen some of the Persians at higher prices but they don't seem to be moving.
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Old February 13, 2012, 16:02   #6
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The Persians are in 8x57. They're Czech manufacture.
My Persian crested mauser is a FN in 7x57. I have been meaning to find out more about it, but to your point all I find info about is the Czech model.
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Old February 13, 2012, 18:23   #7
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dwarmbrodt are you sure that is a Persian crest ?
I'm not finding any references to FNs in Persia, much less 7x57.

Several South American countries bought from FN in 7x57 though.
Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela, & Columbia that I could find.
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My Persian crested mauser is a FN in 7x57. I have been meaning to find out more about it, but to your point all I find info about is the Czech model.
Not that they don't exist (never say never!) but I've never seen a Persian 7x57 Mauser
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Old February 13, 2012, 20:33   #9
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Well, before I make a fool of myself, please confirm this is a Persian crest

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That is indeed a Persian crest. Did you say it was an FN in 7x57?? I've honestly never heard of one
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Old February 13, 2012, 21:06   #11
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Pic of side of receiver

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Old February 13, 2012, 21:19   #12
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Muzzle test with a 7x57 round.
I got this gun without a bolt. Took a bit of searching to find one because the action is not a full length. Some weird intermediate. It chambers and extracts a 7mm, but 8mm is way too big.
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I pay attention to this stuff, and I've never seen a FN Persian, much lest one in 7mm. That's a rare beast.
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I found a reference in a thread on mdshooters.com to FN Persian Mausers.

posted by "mawkie" 11/20/2011 :

"Had to pull out my old copy of Bob Ball's Mauser Military Rifles of the World to ID this as a FN Model 24/30. Would date to the late 20's. Bob's book mentions that Persia bought these from FN to supplement their inventory so it sounds like these were produced in small quantities."

I don't have the book referenced so I have no way to verify this information or determine what caliber the Persians/Iranians bought the rifles in.
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Old February 14, 2012, 14:58   #15
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My Persian crested mauser is a FN in 7x57. I have been meaning to find out more about it, but to your point all I find info about is the Czech model.


Let's sporterize it!
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Old February 14, 2012, 15:22   #16
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Just cut the barrel down, put a plastic tactical stock on it with laser/flashlight and spray painted it urban camo.

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Old February 16, 2012, 00:37   #17
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Unissued Czech-manufactured (vs Persian produced) mausers in mint/unissued condition might push $700 but great pictures would be needed to tell the story (not crappy cell phone shots!)

Now if it had the matching bayo or better, the matching bayo and factory test target, I think you'd see at least $800.

High condition stuff is still selling but I agree the prices are off their peaks.

FWIW, I've been collecting mausers (mostly) for 15 years. Good stuff is getting harder to come by.

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Old February 16, 2012, 10:18   #18
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Good stuffs always sell even in this economy. It's the "sporter" suffers. Well, the sporter never was a good investment. I should say the mediocre stuff suffers.
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dwarmbrodt, you need go to gunboards to ask about your Mauser. The Mauser experts are over there.
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Old February 18, 2012, 02:13   #20
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Took a look thru Ball's "Mauser Military Rifles of the World 3rd Ed." and while I found a Persian M24/30, they are supposed to be 7.92x57 since most of their rifles were thusly chambered. A 7x57mm shouldn't exist but that don't mean it don't (plus it's an older edition).

Have you got any other markings on the metal work or stock? FN made tons of export guns and it coulda been a mistake. At the same time, it could have been rebarrelled at some point in its life.

Either way, interesting piece! How's it shoot?
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I agree with the recommendation to go over to gunboards' mauser forum. Best info there.

Have you taken the action out of the stock and removed the handguard to see if the barrel matches?
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Old February 23, 2012, 20:47   #22
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I bought one o' them Persian Mausers from Samco. 8X57. I got the $269 one, not the perfect unissued one that the OP bought for 6 Bens. Mine was unissued, almost perfect, with a matching number bayonet, no test target. An Iranian expat that I know translated the manufacturer's name on the left side of the receiver. Yup, BRNO. It's a fine shooter.
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