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Another sporterized Mauser

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by MSGT-R, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

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    I have a sporterized Mauser with a 1939 foundry mark w/swastika markings.

    What would it be worth if:
    1. I left it as is.
    2. I found a fore-stock to graft on.
    3. Found another stock.

    This is going to take several posts.

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  2. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

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    My Dad had this for as long as I can remember. The last time he went hunting, it was never fired.. No deer, no joy. :rolleyes: Probably sometime in the early 60's. The operation is smooth and clean. Stored in a gun box in the attic.
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  3. nmckenzie

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    Can't help you with the value question, but I think the stock's been sanded to the point that a fore-stock graft wouldn't be worthwhile. If it were mine I'd replace the stock, and I'm sure there are members who can direct you to a source. The 42 receiver code indicates Mauser manufacture as best I recall. I've never seen markings such as that 3Ru261. Haven't a clue what they stand for or how they might affect value.
  4. jim brady

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    Good thing that none of the metal appears to have been altered. Mauser purists are likely gathering with torches and pitchforks to visit my farm, but I agree with nmckenzie - I'd get another full military stock and put it back together. I'd do some research and find the correct pattern (laminate, etc) stock and bands.

    Value? As-is I'd say about $150 - $175; With grafted on fore arm - same - not going to add any value; With repacement stock and bands I'd figure about $250 to $350 at a gun show, maybe slightly more if you find the right buyer. Mauser collectors want rifles with un-touched original stocks, markings and all original matching numbers on ALL parts.

    Your stock is way too far gone (cut/sanded/drilled for swivels,etc) to restore. I'm sure your dad was happy with the rifle - enjoy it!
  5. MSGT-R

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    Thank you. I hadn't a clue as to which way to go. I'll look for a stock, but put it back in the attic in the meantime. I don't shoot it, too much shock to my bad shoulder. A 30-06 hurt bad enough!
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