|June 11, 2010, 04:04 PM||#26|
Join Date: June 10, 2010
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.
|October 17, 2011, 05:55 AM||#29|
Join Date: September 26, 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
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!
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|November 8, 2011, 08:31 PM||#30|
Join Date: December 20, 2007
Location: Hedmark, Norway
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.
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