Re: persian mauser or any persian gun
it depends on your reason for choosing a persian mauser. if you want one with farsi writing on it or for historical reasons then the $200 is fine. if you want one because it is a great shooter you might want to find one in a little bit better condition. BTW most of the auction type sites are over priced when it comes to the persians. it have seen the $270 ones from samco and they are pretty nice, they even come with a bayonette.