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PostSubject: 8mm Mausers   December 6th 2008, 8:59 am

Some years ago, I picked up a C&R FFL and ordered several types of Mausers before most of the good ones started drying up.

I picked up a mess of Turkish and Yugo milsurp ammo and have been using them for a while for rifle training with my sons.

My favorites are the VZ-24's. They were lovely, in great condition, good stocks, fine finish, and very accurate.

So my question here, does anyone else play with old military surplus mausers?

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PostSubject: Re: 8mm Mausers   December 6th 2008, 11:17 am

I've seen lots of those 8mm's at the gun shops. The only bad part is that everyone of them either has a rusted up bolt or the barrel is rusted. Evil or Very Mad Its hard to find good looking old rifles these days.

Also found an old 30-30 winchester, damn action was so sloppy that i would have been afraid to have fired it.
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PostSubject: Re: 8mm Mausers   December 7th 2008, 8:22 am

The ones I picked up a 3 - 4 years ago were in the good to excellent range. Due to the C&R FFL status, I could order them through the mail after I reviewed them on line.

The VZ-24's were lovely, packed in cosmoline just after a arsenal refurbish (new deep blue, etc. sometime in the 50's). They were running about $129 each.

The Turkish Mausers were only in good condition, but they were running 5 for $55 each...I had to grab that deal. Wonderful and inexpensive to keep in the garage or barn for just in case you need a rifle moments.

The Yugos were in good to very good at $99 each, but they were drenched in cosmoline. They took a lot of cleaning.

The ammo, a few years ago, was a great deal. I was picking up sealed tins of Yugo ball ammo at $69 for 900 round tins, and once I found a deal for Turkish bandoliers (ammo on 5 round stripper clips) for $149 for about 2500 rounds. I loaded up on these deals. The Turkish shot best in the Turkish Mausers (go figure that) and the Yugo shot best in everything else. That seemed to be a head space issue there.

These are wonderful rifles with a history. They are great for training youth rifle skills and safety. They are tough, cost effective, easy to tare down, and wonderful training devices for all means of basic home gunsmithing. I recommend you guys look into them sometime. Also, you guys may want to look into getting a C&R FFL. It is not that hard to do. That may change someday.

A C&R FFL also has uses. If you send a copy to Midway (internet ordering house for gun supplies and ammo), they give you a dealer discount that is usually better than any other deals out there.

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PostSubject: Re: 8mm Mausers   December 7th 2008, 11:24 am

I remember when they used to be that cheap. Its hard to find one thats under $200 here.
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