The Firing Line Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 20, 2011, 03:16 PM   #1
looster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 20, 2011
Posts: 2
Waffen-Frankonia

I purchased a Waffen-Frankonia Rifle, .264 mag., in Germany while stationed there in 1972-74. It has had less than 20 rounds fired through it and I recently entertained the idea of selling it. It is in excellent condition and I need to determine what value to put on it. It currently has a Leupold 3x9 VariX scope and the price could include the scope or not. Any suggestions would be helpful. I found this post site while researching the rifle and saw a similar post involving a buyer in VA. If you would be interested in the purchase or just have some input as to its worth, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
looster is offline  
Old August 21, 2011, 09:13 AM   #2
mapsjanhere
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 6, 2009
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,346
The Frankonia rifles of the time were mainly reworked Mauser 98. As such you can probably look for prices comparable to well sporterized 98s, somewhere in the $300 - 500 range. As always pictures would help.
__________________
F 135 - the right choice
mapsjanhere is offline  
Old August 21, 2011, 02:37 PM   #3
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,333
I may be wrong, but I don't think Waffen-Frankonia made anything; they were and are a large gun and hunting retailer. AFAIK, they had ex-military Mausers sporterized and sold in Europe and in U.S. Post and Base Exchanges in Germany.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old August 21, 2011, 04:38 PM   #4
johnbt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 1999
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Posts: 6,004
I have no idea, but you can still get a Frankonia Mauser M 03 English for 5,224 Euros.

http://www.frankonia.de/428638/27939...ategoryId=6748
johnbt is offline  
Old August 21, 2011, 07:10 PM   #5
RJay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,647
That ad states you can buy a Mauser in 30-06 at Frankonia's. Not buy a Frankonia made Mauser,
__________________
Ron James

Last edited by RJay; August 21, 2011 at 09:37 PM.
RJay is offline  
Old August 21, 2011, 10:21 PM   #6
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,333
For that kind of money it would have to be one heck of a rifle!

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old August 21, 2011, 11:34 PM   #7
RJay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,647
It's not as bad as it seems. Recently the Euro has taken a hit. 5,224 Euros is now only 7,505 dollars and 58 cents. You know, if they threw in a cleaning kit it might not be a bad deal
__________________
Ron James
RJay is offline  
Old August 22, 2011, 07:33 AM   #8
mapsjanhere
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 6, 2009
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 2,346
You picked a fancy version there, the base model is a bit cheaper.
__________________
F 135 - the right choice
mapsjanhere is offline  
Old August 26, 2011, 07:38 AM   #9
looster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 20, 2011
Posts: 2
So, any takers for $500? Pictures can be taken and posted.
looster 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 03:19 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 0.08065 seconds with 7 queries