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Old April 5, 2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Guns @ Auction ... Thoughts

There is an auction tomorrow. They have some rifles they are selling ...

Mouser Model 1893 - if this is the one only useable as a club
Mouser model 1900 - looked down the barrel could still grooves but corroded
SKS bolt action - not sure
Ball & Williams Civil War Gun - 44 long rim fire
Model 94 AE Winchester 30/30
Model 511 Remington 22 single shot
Henry Lever Action 44 Mag (w/ box)

Tempted to buy the mouser 1900 but it was pretty ugly down the middle. Question - any way to refinish the inside of a barrel?

The Ball & Williams - not bad shape but can you find ammo for this?

The SKS bolt ... shrug ... any way to tell the value of this?

The model 94 and hennery are newer guns and if prices are down I might by both to resell

The old 22 - wasn't in bad shape. But wouldn't give much for it.

The older guns would have benefited from a real good cleaning. The newer guns don't look to have been shot much. The Henry would be fun to have but that will be what most people are trying to buy.
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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You can fire lap a barrel and that may make it somewhat shinier.

I would shoot it to test its accuracy. A dark bore can still produce good groups and if it does, don't worry about it. Enjoy it while it lasts. Then re-rifle it (or reline the bore).

If you must reline it, Bobby Hoyt of Der Freischutz Shop in PA is where I'd send it to.
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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bore ...

I'm thinking the darkness is more rust related than anything. I there would have been a cleaning rod laying there I would have run it down to find out.
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Old April 6, 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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FWIW

Mouser Model 1893 - if this is the one only useable as a club -
93 Mauser's are worth about $100, as they can make into a nice lt.wt. 7x57 or .250 Savage sporter.

Mouser model 1900 - looked down the barrel could still grooves but corroded -
The Mauser 1900's bbl could most likely just need a deep cleaning, and would likely shoot OK anyway.

SKS bolt action - not sure -
A $10,000 one-of-a-kind, as every SKS I ever saw was a ($100-$400) 7.62x39 semi-auto, known as the poor-man's .30-30, made in any one of several Euro or Asian countries.

Ball & Williams Civil War Gun - 44 long rim fire - For a CW collection, ammo made of unobtainium.

Model 94 AE Winchester 30/30 - Eh........

Model 511 Remington 22 single shot - A good/accurate squill-getter

Henry Lever Action 44 Mag (w/ box) - aka: FatBoy.


YMMV, but I'd be looking hard at the 93 Mauser & the Remington 511 to go bye-bye with me.



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