K98 8MM Mauser Rifle Value

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by baddboy, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. baddboy

    baddboy New Member

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    Hi Everyone
    I have got a K98 8MM Mauser I'm needing to know value of.
    Thanks :)

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  2. valbehaved

    valbehaved Member

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    Looks like a sportsterized rifle...
    I would guess around $200...
  3. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    Reblued, stock cut down, totally no value as a collector piece. I agree max value as a shooter is no more than $200, probably closer to $150.









































































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  4. dcriner

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    The multiple coats of glossy varnish decreases the gun's visual appeal even as a shooter.
  5. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

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    The guys are right on the value. About $150 is in the ballpark. This one would lend itself well to being put back together if the barrel hasn't been cut (I can't tell from these photos). Like I told another fellow, you couldn't make it into a faked original. but it would sure look nice on the wall or at the shooting range. If you built model cars or planes as a kid, this would be a fun big-boy or big-girl winter project. The required parts are available all over the place.

    Welcome to the forum! Drop a post if you decide to do anything with that rifle.
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  6. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    IMHO, someone has been playing games. K.98k rifles were not marked "K 98" they were marked "Mod. 98" and they had no recessed ring at the front of the receiver. I don't know the origin of that one, but in any case, it is nothing more than a hunting rifle now.

    Jim
  7. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

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    Whatever it is, it's a small ringed receiver, not one of the large ring '98s we're used to seeing. Wasn't there a WW1 Kar98A built on the small ring receiver?
  8. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Yes, but they were marked "Kar. 98" or "Karib. 98". There seems to be a disconnect on the left side where it looks like the original marking was removed.

    Jim
  9. Stez

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    I'd agree with the others, ruined, like so many other k98s
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