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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Israeli Mauser Watch 09.23.12

Another Israeli Mauser up on Gunbroker (click to see it).  This is a pre-WWII rifle with supposedly matching serial numbers on parts (which collectors love).  This is a rifle that Mauser collectors will love, but for me it lacks some vavoom because it doesn't seem to have any stamped out Nazi emblems that the later Mausers have.  If you look carefully there does seem to be a Star of David and some other Hebrew letters, so that's cool.  This is the kind of Mauser that is really outside my ability to estimate a price, because my guess is it will draw in collectors, and also I've grossly underestimated in the past what collectors will pay for matching numbers.  It seems to me that the sling and stock are probably not original, and the finish seems a different color (more green) than most Mausers I've seen so I wonder about that.  

As always, I have no connection to this auction and buyer beware!

UPDATE 11/24/12: Looks like it was re-listed several times, and appears to have sold for $795.00.

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