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Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Hollen, Jun 28, 2012.
Where can I find a good surplus Mauser?
That's a tough one to answer. They were pretty common in the 1960's. Surplus stores had them for sale in trash cans. But the actions were universally popular to build custom "sporterized" rifles on. So they gradually got more & more scarce, and expensive.
Gun broker usually has a couple, and if you have time to look, one pops up every so often out of an estate sale. They just aren't "surplus" anymore, a pretty sought after weapon.
Here's a link to Gunbroker.com Good luck, you might find a deal somewhere.
Thanks for the info!
I kinda figured that but I have always heard people say the Mausers are the best cheap rifle. And that you could find one for 100 bucks!
I always wanted one. Just never got around to doing it.
The cheapest I've seen is like 350 bucks. I don't mind paying that price. I just thought I'd look into these people's assumptions.
I've seen them in ads in certain gun magazines.... I can try to track them down....
They are a great rifle. And they do turn up from time to time. You might get lucky.
Id appreciate that! Thanks!
I'll keep looking. I want one to make into a nice little hunting rifle.
Mitchells Mausers has some WW2 and post war Czech? I believe. Prices have exploded on Mausers just like M1 Carbines, Enfields and Garands. In the late 80's they were going for $100 (not Garands). Those days are over. There were tons modified into hunting rifles in the 50's and 60's they can be found pretty cheap at gun shows and pawn shops. I've seen Turkish and Swedish Mausers fairly cheap, there are ads in Shotgun News. WW2 guns are only going up in value in the future IMO.