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I want to buy a mauser k98k. Where do I start?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by tucojuanramirez, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. my budget is 1000€ at max.
    I don't want to buy a mauser in usa, but only informations on this very beautiful gun. Informations like:
    which year, whick details are more important in the choice, what I must control in the mechanism...

    all the problems of a beginner!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Start here:

    These are good Mauser actions but are not a true Nazi Germany 98K. Use the extra money for lots of ammo.

    Are you looking for a real WWII Mauser for collecting? Or a fun gun for the range and shooting?

    A true German war period Mauser is gonna cost you.

  3. [​IMG]

    My 1943 K98 on the right next to my 1944 Finnish Sako M39. The Mauser has maybe 50% of the bluing left and the stock has a split in it by the tang but a very good bore and is a great shooter. Bought them both for $325. In Italy I have no idea where you'd begin.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2012
  4. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    Agreed! You need to find a forum within Italy (or maybe Europe as a whole:dunno:) and ask them. I do not think dealers here in the U.S. will ship to you. I am certain that there are suppliers near you that can get you what you want.

    My Russian-captured Nazi K98K cost me $300 five (5) years ago when I first started collecting C&R guns with my new FFL. I am sure that I could sell it for almost twice that now.....but would NEVER even consider it!:supergrin:

    Don't give up the'll find one eventually.

  5. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Asking Americans how you buy a Mauser in Italy is like asking an Italian how you obtain an NFA weapon here.

    Is this a joke?
  6. where do I find a good artisan salami?
  7. raven11


    Jan 27, 2009
    Try the beaches of Anzio
  8. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    he could prob get one from his grandfather....:whistling:
  9. Tuco,

    you best start with getting some literature that will explain the differences in manufacturers and changes within the production periods.

    If you are familiar with firearms import into Italy (you will need the "E.U. addendum 19" from Italian authorities) you can probably buy a very nice K98k in Germany on eGun if the seller is willing to export.

    A good knowledge of the German language will be to the buyer's advantage:whistling:.
  10. thank you sir, I'll give a look!
  11. very beautiful guns!

  12. i don't want to buy a mauser in usa sir.
    it's simple and clean.

    i ask informations to americans because in europe i can find a lot of k98k, but in america there are YOU, the most guns addicted people in the world, and i find your forums very accurate, sir.
  13. if you will come in italy bring with you a good mauser k98k for me, and I'll give to you some of our most delicious salami.

    in my country there are a lot of salami with garlick called SOPPRESSA! VERY GOOD STUFF
  14. metal detector.... I'm arriving!!!
  15. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    First things first - Please keep in mind that I am NOT an expert on the K98k. (I just like the rifle!!!!):supergrin:

    Buy this book:

    Backbone of the Wehrmacht - The German K98k Rifle, 1934 - 1945 from Collector's Grade Publications - by Robert Law.

    There are so many variations of the K98k - from year of manufacture, to the manufacturer, etc.

    I own three (3) K98k rifles. (In order of acquisition) -
    • byf43
    • ar41
    • bnz41

    All of these rifles are/were "RC" or Russian Capture(d) rifles. They are all 'force-matched' guns, but, they are GREAT shooters!!

    I've seen "GI Return" K98k rifles, and they demand a premium price.

    You will most likely find that the late-war K98k rifles are not finished as well as the early/mid-war models.
    Some of the '45 K98k(s) are really rough on the exterior.

    Good luck finding one of these incredibly strong, beautiful rifles!!

    Here's my byf43:
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  16. Decguns


    Dec 29, 2003
    The Ukraine & Russia have dumped thousands of captured German K98k's in the USA. The rifles were crudely refinished by the Soviets. None of the serial numbers on the bolt and small parts will match the receiver's serial number. Bores tend to have "salt & pepper" pitting. An average specimen sells for about $$425. If I were you, I would avoid these rifles and look for something in original condition with all matching serial numbers. I haven't seen any of these Russian Capture (RC) for sale in Europe. Most of the K98k's I see listed for sale are in France.

    There are a few companies in the USA who will export to Europe. They can usually be located on or At one time, SARCO Inc would export... but I don't know if they do so anymore. There are millions of Mausers in the USA from every country that ever fielded them. 1000 Euro's is more than enough to buy an original, collectable rifle here. Nice Luftwaffe rifles will be around $2000.

    Just an idea what is available in the USA, I have here a Yugoslavian M48, three byf K98k's and a post WWII Turkish Mauser.

  17. very very very nice! thank u for the informations!
  18. sweet rifle!
    thank you for info sir!
    America is where I would live
  19. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    We get that a lot!

    If you ever do come here, brush up on your'll need it!

    Just sayin.:wavey:

  20. my nick is mexican, like tucobenedictopacificojuanmariaramirez in the good the bad and the ugly....
    but I'm spaghett.... eh ehm .... I'm ITALIAN!