GUN Mauser Model M48 for $299?

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I saw an ad for "Mitchell's Mauser's" in the latest issue of American Rifleman.

    First of all, is the Mauser Model M48 the same thing as a K98? The description on the website makes things confusing.

    I'm looking at the collector grade for $299. Is this a good deal? Worth it?

    http://www.mitchellsales.com/rifles/hist_m48/index.htm

    Collector grade: $299
    Premium grade: $599
    Museum grade: $999
     
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    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    looks good to me and looks like a k98
     
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    Also, where's the cheapest place to buy Mauser 8mm ammo? Is it pretty hard to find?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Post war production k98, you can get wartime ones for less, no description of the various grades either :dunno: All the usuall online ammo sellers should have 8mm mauser.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  6. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    Too much. Mitchell cleans up a gun real nice, but they are aftermarket made by Yugoslavia.
    I would prefer a recent import of the Russian WWII captured ones for about the same price.
     
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    I think the russian captures are actually a bit cheaper if I remember right? Personally I'de rather have a wartime production one that saw some actual use, you can just feel the history when you hold a gun you know thats seen real use :o
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    i wouldnt buy it. you can get cheap war time mausers at gun shows. you want to by a k98 made in german
     
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    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    i want a kar98
     
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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    BTW, those old guns have a healthy kick. I have an M-48 and it is a bruiser, especially prone. No rubber buttplate with these commie guns.
     
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    It's just an extremely nice Yugo Mauser. You could buy a Yugo for 1/3 the price and make a project out of it. But, if a Mitchell's Mauser is what you want, then you won't be disappointed by the quality of the rifle. I've seen a few of their "collector grade" and they were damn near perfect.
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    its nice to feel that recoil. lets you know you are really firing a rifle. metal butt plate ftw. rubber butt plates are for women.
     
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    :werd: don't bother me, and if I have to hit someone in the head I'd rather have a metal buttplate to crack there skull :o
     
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    must have some real assholes are your range :mamoru:
     
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    Do on the weekends gotta fight for any open spots left, then when you retrieve your target have to figure out why there 50 holes in it when you only fired off 20 shots :mamoru: I hate going to the range on weekends.
     
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    I don't mind the kick from a .308 S/A but an 8mm or an M-44 are a little too stout for me.
    I have shot .50 cal sniper rifles with a more pleasant kick than a M-44.
     
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    As others have said Mitchell Mausers are post war production but you wouldn't know that from their deceptive advertising. IMHO, they are one of the biggest rip off outfits out there.

    Personally, I would get a Russian Capture K98 from Interordnance. I picked up a S coded K98 from them for $220. It's a great piece and still has a lot of Nazi markings on them. If you have your C&R FFL I'd look at I/O
     
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    http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Yugoslavian_Model_48_8mm_Mauser_Rifle.html

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned AIM yet. I picked up an M48 from them a while back, the thing is in pretty nice shape but nothing collectable. I've only had it out once and I was having some problems, but it wasn't due to the gun, but rather the poor mil-surplus ammo I was using (made in the '50's) plus I didn't get all of the cosmoline out of it so the bolt was sticking. I really like it though, and $120 is a nice price.

    The one from Mitchell's is a Yugo built M48 just like the ones at AIM. They tend to be in pretty good shape since they were built after WWII and didn't see much use. The German K98's out there are either going to be completely worn out, or incredibly expensive. The Yugo is a great rifle if you want something to actually shoot.

    As for ammo, commercial stuff is a bit on the pricey side, but mil-surplus is dirt cheap. The problem is that it's almost all corrosive, so you have to be very careful about getting your gun cleaned the same day you shoot that crap.
     
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    For $120, I am not going to bother cleaning the gun that much.
    Just buy a new one when the bore is shot.

    Besides with WWII Mausers, dark bores are common.

    Make sure you buy the right ammo! I bought some high grain Turkish ammo and the M-48 was made for German WWII 8mm.
     

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