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Value and features on K.Kale Mauser

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Value and features on K.Kale Mauser

#1 Post by jaytex1969 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:25 pm

I'm looking at a local trade of a 44 K. Kale Mauser.

Wood is decent, blueing at 75%, has cleaning rod, includes a bayonet and a cheap soft case.

Hard to be specific without pics, I know. Haven't seen the bore yet.

Assuming bore is serviceable, what's a fair price on one?

Any Turk specific things I should look for?

Thanks.

Jay
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#2 Post by jaytex1969 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:31 pm

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#3 Post by jaytex1969 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:33 pm

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#6 Post by luigi » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:02 pm

I have one w/bayo I am thinking about selling at $300

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#7 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:45 pm

At wi gun shows-- a rifle with no stock cracks, miss matched bolt and bayonet asking prices vary between 275-350. 300 is average which is nuts for a rifle take was $100 a few years back.
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#8 Post by jaytex1969 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:47 pm

Seller is asking $300 firm and I'll likely shell out because I want it and haven't seen much better lately.

My Yugo's need some company...

Thanks for the input, gents!

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#9 Post by jaytex1969 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:00 am

Follow up report.

Bore was dirty and showed rust from improper cleaning after firing corrosive but rifling looked decent. Inverted bullet "muzzle test" indicated good barrel life left. Some goober went at a barrel band fastener with an angle grinder. May need to replace that band. It functions but is ugly.

Dropped NOGO gauge in without removing extractor and it didn't close. Not ideal technique, but I figured it couldn't hurt.

Rolled the dice, talked seller down $40 and made the deal. Valuing the bayonet at about $30 and the cheap case at $10, I calculate the the rifle cost me about $220.

I didn't assign value for the near full bandolier of 40's era Turk ammo, as I will likely not use it. As luck would have it, two days ago, I watched a video by the Forgotten Weapons guy where he chrono'd some of that ammo and it was pushing 3000 fps and allegedly cracked his K98 stock.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AunvMjcJPHY

I will try to get some pics during the clean up and post them.

Happy National Dog Day!

Jay

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