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Old July 10, 2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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K98 price check?

I need a ballpark figure for a Mauser K98 1939, matching numbers, eagle over Swastika, obviously battle worn 8mm, rough bore. No sling or bayonet.
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Old July 10, 2019, 06:21 PM   #2
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$500-$800 depending on manufacturer, stock (solid wood versus laminated), overall condition/completeness (varnish intact, cleaning rod, sight hood, sling present).
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Old July 11, 2019, 07:40 AM   #3
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I'm more in the $250 range. That's just me with it having a "rough" bore. I am by no means a milsurp expert or know what current market value is.
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Old July 11, 2019, 08:22 AM   #4
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$250 will not even buy parts anymore . If it is truly matching and un-messed with , it will be in the $800 - $1200 range , depending on many factors .
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Old July 11, 2019, 09:04 AM   #5
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Bore is rough, but I can keep it on a pie plate at 100 yards. I can't believe how much these have increased in value over the years. Used to be able to get these for under a $100.
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Old July 11, 2019, 12:10 PM   #6
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The last Mauser i bought, a couple of months ago, was $65.
Barrel corroded, poorly home done sporterizing on the stock.
So $65 for a Mauser action, i'm happy!
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Old July 11, 2019, 01:04 PM   #7
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"...$500-$800 depending on manufacturer..." Not in the condition described. You can have a good or better condition K98 in full military configuration on Gunbroker for less than that.
It's the "rough" bore that causes a lower value.
"...Used to be able to get these for under a $100..." Absolutely mint, still in the grease, Portuguese contract K98's sold for $215Cdn. 35 plus years ago. None have been made in 75 years or so.
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Old July 11, 2019, 03:07 PM   #8
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i just bought a sporterized(aperture sights and some stock work) 98 mauser in 8x57 for $200 and a sporterized(bent bolt handle, rifling gone, no open sights, walnut stock is only 80% but it still works) 93 spanish mauser in 7x57 for $80. the 98 mauser is matching numbers, while the 93 is not. the 98 was made in 1944 and the 93 was made in 1922.

they were bought in online Centurion Auctions.
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Old July 11, 2019, 03:43 PM   #9
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Comparing sporterized Mausers to unmessed with 98k's is like the op asked "how much for a Mercedes?", And you guys are saying "I got my Yugo for $75..."
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Old July 11, 2019, 04:05 PM   #10
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Well, it depends on what factory made it.
Some are quite rare, but in the sparse description you gave no more than $300 if you absolutely have to have this one.
Personally I'd keep shopping. I had a dot 44 in a laminated stock, all matching and about 5-6 years ago sold it for $450. Now it might fetch $600, but it was in very good condition with an excellent bore, sling, cleaning rod and front sight hood.
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Old July 11, 2019, 04:26 PM   #11
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If he is really talking about a matching German un messed with K98k rifle , it is in the $800 - 1200 range . We are not talking about sportered M-93's or Turks . On a matching K-98k the bore is not that much of a factor , the people who collect those don't shoot them . A Russian capture K-98k is in the $400 - 500 range now . I will buy every complete , matching un messed with German K-98k that you can find for $400.00 and give you a $100.00 for finding it .
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Old July 11, 2019, 05:21 PM   #12
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A K98 matching numbers with everything intact, minus rough bore is worth 800.00 or more.
Std7mag the one you bought for 65.00 wasn't a Nazi stamped rifle,.
Tim Oheir, from the land of OZ, we all could've bought those rifles 35 years ago. He's talking right now, right here.
Myself I would try to haggle down a bit, using rough bore as the reason, but if I couldn't go on without it I'd give the price.
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Old July 11, 2019, 11:15 PM   #13
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Std7mag the one you bought for 65.00 wasn't a Nazi stamped rifle,.
based on what he said, I don't see how you can be sure of that.
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Old July 11, 2019, 11:43 PM   #14
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J&G is getting $400+ for Yugoslavian M48s. Multiply that by several orders of magnitude for a K98 with all matching numbers (not "force matched").
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Old July 12, 2019, 02:19 AM   #15
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I can't believe how much these have increased in value over the years. Used to be able to get these for under a $100.
I used to buy them out of 55 gallon drums at Gibson's for $15.00.
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Old July 12, 2019, 08:33 AM   #16
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Are you guys trying to drive up values so you can sell your 98s at huge profits?
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Old July 12, 2019, 08:58 AM   #17
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They are correct. No Nazi markings.
I believe it is a Spanish Mauser.
Still a large ring military Mauser originally chambered in 8X57.
Ground the loading lug off the rear of the receiver so i could drill & tap for scope.
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Are you guys trying to drive up values so you can sell your 98s at huge profits?
Not me! I remember buying K98ks by the crate at $49.99 each in the 1980s. And here we are 35-40 years later and inflation and market supply/demand have made them prohibitively expensive. Back then, we wanted the rifle for the action, nowadays all the wanna-be warriors gotta have a military dress rifle and are willing to pay for it. Just inflation would make those same rifles $250-300, and they haven't made any K98k rifles in about 74 years so the supply is drying up. Remember, K98k was the WW2 German Mauser, not the Czech or Spanish or Brazilian or Yugoslavian Mausers (although a lot of people think any military Mauser is a K98k). Yes, we had a lot of them for under $100 in the 70s and 80s, but that was a long time ago. In 1981 I made $21,000 and was living large, nowadays you could almost starve earning $40,000/yr.
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dot was Brno in occupied Czech republic.
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Old July 12, 2019, 10:16 PM   #21
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You must have been single. In 81 I had been married for four years making 19,000 and living anything but large. I've got a G 33/40 matching numbers, Nazi stamped. It's one I kinda wish nobody messed with but then if they hadn't I probably wouldn't have it.
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A Russian capture K-98k is in the $400 - 500 range now .
And I've seen some RC K98ks go for higher than that lately.
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