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    Default Would this be a good first K98K? BNZ 43

    BNZ 43

    All matching except stock and bands.

    Price is $1150.

    Would this be a good first K98k? I am looking for a decent collectors piece as well as something i can shoot occasionally. This is about the top of my budget, is this about the best that I can get in my price range?
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    Save your money, you could do a lot better for $1150. With enough patience you could find an all matching rifle for that price or a really super bolt m/m. Really solid examples always pop up for sale here in your budget.

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    Thank you for your advice. Can you explain what about the rifle makes it not a good deal? Is it the mismatch stock? I'm very new to Mausers.

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    Looks to me like it’s been heavily cleaned and heavily polished. In this universe here that harms value for sure.


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    As a collector you want to get as close to taken out of a German Solider's hands as possible, this is not that rifle. It's been scrubbed with steel wool or something. For $1150, you can find a very nice rife.

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    At least 3 dot43 or 44 matching rifles have been bought recently for under 1k including 1 by me. And I'm not talking some 'honeyhole' or robbed it from a granny nonsense either. As others pointed out, the heavy buffing of the metal, the stock not being particularly crisp and a mismatch at that I'd say he's probably at least $300 over, maybe more. You can definitely find better. Much better.
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