Mauser K98

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panzermannss
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Mauser K98

Post by panzermannss » 18 Aug 2002 03:25

How much would you pay for this Mauser K98, it has the code 660 witch means it was made in Occupied Austria, it also has the date 1940, it has a rough stock but no cracks it has 90% of its blueing and little rust and were there is rust you can barley see it. Thanks!!! :D
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Value of K98's

Post by aardvark » 18 Aug 2002 18:39

:) Panzermannss, the value of K98's is determined by several factors. First, is matching numbers on barrel, bolt, and receiver. If these all match then the gun is quite valuable. If the numbers on the floor plate(bottom of the magazine) and trigger guard also match the above numbers, the value goes up even more. If all Waffenamps (small eagles and swastikas plus a number code) match then the value goes up again. Stock condition is for some collectors/buyers important, unrefinished stocks are preferred by some while others don't care too much. A stock that has been cut or mutilated drops the price quite a bit. As for manufacturers codes(usually 3 numbers or letters) some collectors will pay more for rare codes(660 is Styre, a large manufacturer so not too rare). Beware of people selling guns as SS rifles, this is the most commonly faked rifle marking since people are willing to pay a premium for anything SS. By the way bore condition can be important if you intend to shoot the gun. A good strong bore usually adds to the value of a gun. If you are thinking of buying the gun in the picture check for matching numbers, bore condition, Waffenamp marks(if they have been removed or marked out this lowers the value of the gun quite a bit). If all the major numbers match then $400 US would be reasonable. If the bore is in very good shape add another 100 dollars.If the numbers do not match start around $150.00. Always be careful when buying such guns, there are many K98's which were imported from Russia several years ago, they are assembled from German parts and can fool a novice collector. It's always best to buy from a dealer you know, if ther is a problem with the gun then at least yu can take it back and try and get some satisfaction

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Post by panzermannss » 18 Aug 2002 19:24

OK, Ill remember this Thanks again!

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Post by wolfen » 19 Aug 2002 06:00

You selling? :D

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Post by panzermannss » 19 Aug 2002 06:02

Nope I just like to know how much my stuff is worth, Thanks for asking! :D



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