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Garage Sale Kar98k

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Garage Sale Kar98k

#1 Post by B32dominator » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Envy of all those great deals no more. Went to a local garage sale to look at furniture and the guy had a lot of military surplus. Was looking through it and the guy and I started talking. He said he had "some Nazi refle" and couldn't find ammo for it, he'd sell it cheap, since you couldn't get ammo. I was super curious. Hopping for a numbers bring back, he brought me into his garage and showed me an RC BYF 41. Now I was wondering well, what cheap to him? He said $200, and came back with $150, because ammo is just so hard to find 😉. Took my deal and I have my second Kar98k. Great bore, Russian mix match parts but looks great and should shoot as well.
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#2 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:30 pm

Thief :o :naughty: , at $200 I would have tore my pocket off to get my wallet out. I never see garage sales like that. And you actually talked him down :dance: :doh:
DEAL OF THE YEAR :whistle:
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#3 Post by B32dominator » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:41 pm

72 usmc wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Thief :o :naughty: , at $200 I would have tore my pocket off to get my wallet out. I never see garage sales like that. And you actually talked him down :dance: :doh:
DEAL OF THE YEAR :whistle:

Yeah, I didn't have the heart to tell him there was plenty of ammo at home for it.

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#4 Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:54 pm

Believe it or not when you haggle even on a clearly fantastic kick butt deal, you do the seller a great kindness...

If after you hear the price, you leap for joy, toss the money at the guy and run screaming to the car, the poor guy will always know that he sold it to cheap and feel bad...

On the other hand you piss and moan about the price.. and ask the guy to take less, he will feel better that he sold the item at a good price.. and was not taken advantage of...

Sleep with a clear conscious tonight B32dominator..

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#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:59 pm

Oh forgot to say... beautiful rifle.. the stock is gorgeous.. you could have offered 160 and still had as good a sleep :)

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#6 Post by lifeon2 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:29 pm

Now we all have a reason to go garage saling with the wife :)

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#7 Post by Hammerdown » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:35 pm

:doh: I need to stop at more garage sales. Excellent find.
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#8 Post by Old Army Cook » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:42 pm

Wow. I saw this posted on a FB group and now I know what you paid for it I'm even more extremely jealous. :) I'm shopping in the wrong neighborhoods. (too many hipsters)
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#9 Post by spentprimer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Nice find!
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#10 Post by fordmech00 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:53 am

You sir ....suck😉. I can never find stuff like that at any of the garage sale I go to. That's a great deal on a great rifle, enjoy.

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#11 Post by sowbelle » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Every time you fire that rifle, you should think of that man you swindled
Great find and great rifle!!

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#12 Post by jones0430 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:42 am

RCs are just as precious as the all matching ones. I love my RC Mauser, it's a wonderful shooter, and has history. It's seen the wars and desperate times.

I have a second one, a bring back, all matching, original sling. The serial number is penciled into the underside of the foreguard, it is obviously in European script.

I paid the widow full market price. It was the least I could do. We both got what we wanted.

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#13 Post by swede » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:31 pm

That is an awesome find! Good for you

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#14 Post by noddaz » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:26 pm

nice find! I can't even find a beat up .22 at a yard sale...

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#15 Post by SmokinTurkey » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:24 pm

That's an awesome deal! I can't even find any decent furniture let alone something like that!

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