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I posted this to the BP cartridge rifle forum as well. I found a VG all matching, unmessed-with M71 with an excellent bore, but the shop wants $800 for it. What's the going rate these days for a completely matching M71? I know there are a lot of variables, but a ballpark is fine...
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Mike,
The last M71 I saw sell at auction, which was NRA VG, went for about $1300. I assume, since you said that it is unmessed with, you are aware that NRA VG means that it has a high level of bluing, and that M71 barrels were originally blued? In my experience, 99.9% of M71's I see have had all their barrel bluing removed or worn off. If the bluing is correct, original and 90%, and the stock cartouches are present and crisp, the $800 retail price tag is low...especially if it is unit marked on its buttplate tang.

If the piece is in the white, it's value is lower.
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Memory issues again! I'll never learn!:) Well, I got the wrong color but the right process. In the past 2 years, I have seen three M71's with blued barrels which had seen very little use. Would those have been reblued rifles?
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6 IG 71s - browned
4 Kar 71s - browned
1 JB 71 - browned (Mauser)
1 JB 71 - blued (Danzig)

2 Kar 73 (Saxon) - browned
2 Kar 73 (Prussian) - browned

Variation by manufacturer and/or date of manufacture? We need specific data: maker, date of manufacture, barrel and bands finish.




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John et al.: Thanks for the information. Per the NRA antique ratings the one I saw would definitely rate "fine". I think I will go for it, In the last few years I cannot recall seeing one better. It's only money... :-( gonna have to cull the herd...
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Mike

NRA ANTIQUE FIREARM CONDITIONS STANDARDS:
FACTORY NEW: All original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.
EXCELLENT: All original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.
FINE: All original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.
VERY GOOD: All original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.
GOOD: Some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or re-blued; principal letters, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
FAIR: Some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or re-blued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
 

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6 IG 71s - browned
4 Kar 71s - browned
1 JB 71 - browned (Mauser)
1 JB 71 - blued (Danzig)

2 Kar 73 (Saxon) - browned
2 Kar 73 (Prussian) - browned

Variation by manufacturer and/or date of manufacture? We need specific data: maker, date of manufacture, barrel and bands finish.

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For those of us that have to live vicariously through others; any chance we could see some pics?

The Mauser JG 71 would be a great place to start.
 

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JG71 Mauser

I r jealous.
 

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It's not mine unfortunately. I pulled the pic of the internet.

http://www.angelfire.com/vt/milsurp/index.html

It and the page belong to a Jean Plam. The Jaeger is an Erfurt. I'd LOVE to have that rifle. Immaculate shape.

From the website pics, the unit markings are 11.J.L.2.71
 

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Duh. I looked right at the pics and then posted, somehow forgetting in between. Talk about bad memory.

WaPruf, what's your source(s)?
 

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Since this is a M71 value thread, I figured I'd ask this here. I saw an Oberndorf M71 at a show today, largely matching but for a few screws, unsanded wood, with some slight pimp-shining of the receiver. Had a large Chinese looking brand on the left side of the butt. Would this have been a good buy at $400? Are Oberndorf 71's scarce?
 
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