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Posted: 9/11/2005 10:19:10 AM EDT
Is it Worth it to get a mauser rifle at your local sporting goods or department store?.... What should i look for?.... Would it be a sufficient rifle at low cost? hinking.gif
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 11:32:34 AM EDT
It depends on which Mauser, how much and condition.
Are you wanting it good to go "out of the box" or to use as a sporter?
Check the dept. store prices against prices at SOG, AIM, and others.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 4:59:26 PM EDT
it could be if the let you sort through a bunch of them.i've know a few people who fould so very nice milsurps at sporting goods stores.
when i first read the title i thought you were taking about storebrand mausers like jc higgins & some of the others that were built in the 50's.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:21:01 PM EDT
Some of the best finds I have heard of came from department stores. The buyer just has to know what to look for and know the history of the arm in question. And that can only be learned by doing your homework on that particular firearm.
Short answer, check for matching numbers, the more matching the better, and I don't mean forced electro-penciled matches either. IMO those types of "matching" are not any better than a mis-match except it means that the headspace has been checked and deemed OK more than likely. And know what any markings that may be present mean. Know a Waffenampt from an arsenal rebuild mark as well as any other markings that might appear on the particular firearm in question.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:25:50 AM EDT
what departments stores sell mausers? I'm definately living in the wrong city.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:11:45 AM EDT
One of the Big5 stores down here in Tucson has been keeping a good supply of some pretty decent milsurps. I've bought 3 a yugo 24/47 a M.N. 91/30 and a M44.
And the price didn't set me back a whole bunch.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 12:57:37 PM EDT
Thanx guys, ill probably end up buying a mauser from a sporting goods store, it will only be used as a plinking/farm rifle
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:34:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
what departments stores sell mausers? I'm definately living in the wrong city.

Saks Fifth Ave. has them so does Neiman Marcus
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