The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 26, 1999, 08:19 PM   #1
BREE
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 25, 1999
Posts: 3
I am trying to find information on Herters rifles. Would an XK3, 30.06 in good shape for $250.00 be a worthwhile purchace? Thanks.
BREE is offline  
Old September 26, 1999, 09:16 PM   #2
Harley Nolden
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
Posts: 1,884
BREE:
My oldest son inherited a Herters U9 bolt action rifle from his grandfather. They are excellant rifles, and if I'm not mistaken, I haven't seen my son's in many years, is on a mauser action. In my opinion the value is there for $250.00.

Due to the age, I'm assuming when it was made, I would check head space and bore.

HJN
Harley Nolden is offline  
Old September 29, 1999, 12:33 PM   #3
Paul B.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 28, 1999
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,703
Bree. According to my copy of BOLT ACTION RIFLES by Frank de Haas, the Herter's XK3 was a Mauser action made in Germany. Later models of Herters Mausers were made in Yugoslavia and were marked M-XK-3. They bore a stamp with the figures ZCZ within a circle. Mr. de Haas figured the ones made in Germany were stamped as such.
These were the J9 herter's rifles. The U9 was based on the British BSA Monarck action, a modified Mauser push feed type.
For what it is worth, the Mark X Mausers that were imported a few years ago were built by ZCZ. I had two, a .375 H&H and a .300 Win. Mag. Both were highly accurate and well made rifles.
I would imagine that a J9 with made in Germany might command a slight premium in price, but either way I would jump on that rifle at that price if it is in good shape.
Paul B.
Paul B. is offline  
Old September 29, 1999, 05:49 PM   #4
BREE
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 25, 1999
Posts: 3
Thanks guys. This information is just what I was looking for. I hope I can still get it.
BREE is offline  
Old December 20, 2004, 10:24 PM   #5
tmparrish
Junior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2004
Posts: 1
Herter's 30.06 xk3

Paul B. I have a chance to purchase a Herter's 30.06 xk3. A friend of mine has it and I know him to be reputable. He wants $300. He has owned it for about 30 years and has shot it very little. It has a European cheek piece so I'm not really sure who made it. I will look for the designations you gave and try to get a read as to where it was made. I was really interested in knowing if you thought it was worth the $300. Thanks for the post.
tmparrish 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 07:16 AM.


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 0.06091 seconds with 7 queries