The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 11, 2010, 04:04 PM   #26
phantom06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2010
Posts: 3
Hi Oly,
Probably within the next year or so, the rifles will start to go. Looking to trade down into a smaller house and reduce the amount of stuff I have. Depressing to think about but what can you really say when your rifles have sat idle for over 20 years? The 98K is my favorite. It even smells like a vintage military rifle should!

The others are an M1 Garand, G.33/40 (mismatched bolt, etc, although a complete and correct 1940 945 rifle), and lastly my CAR-15 which I bought new in 1981.
phantom06 is offline  
Old October 16, 2011, 11:47 AM   #27
phantom06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2010
Posts: 3
Gents,
The dreaded day has arrived. Time to part with my 98K. Recommended venue?
phantom06 is offline  
Old October 16, 2011, 05:44 PM   #28
TX Hunter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 11, 2010
Location: East Texas USA
Posts: 1,776
Could you post a picture of it please?
TX Hunter is offline  
Old October 17, 2011, 05:55 AM   #29
BlueTrain
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 26, 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 5,825
Another curious twist of history here is that the Norwegian Army was equipped with .45 ACP pistols at the beginning of the war and of course lost them along with the war. After the war they were equipped with leftover German pistols--Lugers. Original holsters were modified by adding the wire hangers so they could be used with American style web pistol belts.
__________________
Shoot low, sheriff. They're riding Shetlands!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
and return us to our own beloved homes!
Buy War Bonds.
BlueTrain is offline  
Old November 8, 2011, 08:31 PM   #30
BrunoNorway
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2007
Location: Hedmark, Norway
Posts: 377
The Norwegian Mausers are everywhere here... Because they are not original
and because they are so plentyfull they are not worth much..
You can get one for 90-200 USD with 200 being expensive.
The cheapest one i have seen went for 70 USD or something.
Ironically you must pay 75-150 USD in firearms application fees to get a hold of the rifle.

A lot of thees Mausers have over the years been modified to become hunting-rifles.
Before Norway found oil in the 70's, we were a poor nation and the Mauser
was a good and inexpensive rifle for the common man. The hunting-mausers
go for 250 to 500 USD. In later years, The Mauser action is often used as a
basis for cheep semi-longrange rifle rigs or as cheep alternatives for young
and unestablished people.

The Norwegian National Rail Administration actually used Mauser in their
trains. Each train had a Mauser and each driver had a his personal bolt.
The purpose of this was to put down any wildlife they hit and minimizing the
animals sufferings. All these rifles and bolts had to be fitted to each other
though. Not a easy job i think.



In the end there is nothing who has helped Norwegian hunting and shooting
traditions as the nazies leaving their Mausers for us.

Because of the good quality and precision in the action the Mausers in
Norway will have a long and wonderful life.

In Norway, Mauser is a household name.
__________________

IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
BrunoNorway is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06929 seconds with 10 queries