Hi,, so i recently went to a gunship in a small town and i found wat looks like and oky k98k,, i just want someone te help me verify and tell me more about the weapons and if its a replica or an orginal,,
Hello thx for reply,, I will have to visit the shop again, lol i had to take sneaky photos soo dint get alot..Can you post more pics? Bolt (does it match?), rifle - entire length, etc. Looks promising.
Thx,, if i may ask,, if i cant get it down more would it still be a decent enough buy..if you could haggle the price down, a bit, you' would be getting a 'steal'. there is very little metal finish remaining; try to use that for bargaining.
Oky thank you,,in regards to pricing, it's hard to make accurate comments with so little visual. but if the bolt has matching, "original" #s, it is definitely a desirable piece. "BE CAREFUL" the bolts are what get Boinked on guns like this.
oil is what keeps the rust away.
I’m sorry but I must disagree. In my opinion this rifle is in such poor condition, having been aggressively (and abrasively) cleaned, that it simply has no collector’s value. That the rifle may have matching numbers doesn’t make it more desirable, it just makes it more sad that it was so badly abused.if you could haggle the price down, a bit, you' would be getting a 'steal'. there is very little metal finish remaining; try to use that for bargaining.
I’m sorry but I must disagree. In my opinion this rifle is in such poor condition, having been aggressively (and abrasively) cleaned, that it simply has no collector’s value. That the rifle may have matching numbers doesn’t make it more desirable, it just makes it more sad that it was so badly abused.
Value should be based solely on mechanical condition and the bore because this rifle will never be more than a shooter grade example.
I perfectly understand and agree with you. One person collecting Mauser rifles and another collecting look for different things. Thing is these rifles are not just there for the taking anymore. I have collected them for over 40 years. Ii have them in all conditions , different arsenals and countries. What may be a trash rifle but a shooter to me may be amazing to find for another person. I see poor condition rifles going sky high. The reason is because people will pay whatever for them. That is why its crazy to place a value. A value now depends on what the person wants to pay or highest bidder.I'm not here to lock horns with anybody...............but the above terms get tossed around a lot on here.
Collectors Value........................thats a VERY broad term to define. There are all kinds of "collectors" and price/condition of said item will vary from person to person.
Shooter grade example....................along those same lines were people who 13 years ago said the Russian Capture K98's wouldnt be worth much.......................yet 13 years later they sell for 3 times as much as they in 2008.
I see re-blued P08 Lugers fetching decent money for a re-worked pistol so why should 98K's be any different?
If the the OP rifle has a good bore, I'd pay 500 for it. You'll find more than a few guys on here who would......and why??....it's a WWII German 98K rifle.............and they arent making them anymore, nor are getting any cheaper by the year.
Thanks for advice..Take a small pen light or something that you can shine down the barrel to check the condition of the bore. If it's all crudded up either walk away or ask the dealer to run a few patches down the barrel. Being in it's present condition I'm hoping that for you the barrel has a good bore. But to be truthful I wouldn't bet any money on it. That and if they won't budge on the price walk away. I've done it in the past. In it's present condition will never be a collectors firearm, just too much damage and rust. Frank
So i took a few more pics,, I forgot to take a picture of its serial under the wind sight but it does match...