6,5x68 Mauser 98

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  1. Coldswede

    Coldswede AH Senior Member

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    Finally sourced some ammo for my m98 in 6,5x68. She sure is a fantastic rifle. I expected recoil to be a bit harsher since shes a light stalking rifle, though she makes you feel pulling the trigger its acceptable in bench and absolutley find standing. Took 10 rounds of sighting in to get her to print a 3 shot group insida the 9-10 ring.
    Go to my profile on instagram (byakrogen) if you want to see me and my friend touching of a few rounds.


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  2. Shootist43

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    At what distance do you sight your rifle in? I normally use a collimator to mount the scope then with the bolt removed, bore sight it at 25 yards. I fire a shot or two and adjust as necessary. The third shot is generally right on target. I then fire one or two rounds at 50 yards primarily to check windage. From there I go to 100 yards. All shots fired to zero the rifle are
    done so from a cold bore.

    BTW I'd love to own that rifle. All of my 6.5s are Swedish Mausers therefore 6.5 x 55.
     

  3. Coldswede

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    This is at 100 yards. I usually do it your way it was mounted with colimator and Bore sighted but the day i went with the mauser there was alot of people at the range so all the short range spots for rifles were taken. Therefore i had to start directly at 100 yards therefore it took a few more shots then usual. All shots were fired from cold Bore. 1 shot check the target, 1 shot check the target and so on.


    This is an original mauserwerke obendorf mauser. Gonna load up some own ammo soon as i got all the handloading tools aswell as 100 never fired-cases with the gun. Because of the odd calibre i got the gun for a steal.
     
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    Nice rifle - set trigger too?
     

  5. Coldswede

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    Yes pull the back trigger first and you have a hair trigger. Would guess that it breaks at 300grams of pressure, maybe 250.
     
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    I just finished looking on gunbroker.com and gunsinternational.com and couldn't find a single rifle in this caliber. I guess that those that have them are planning to keep them. I really like the set trigger. Please keep us posted with range results once you get everything up and rolling.
     
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  7. cem rona ergin

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    Here is one that I am interested in 7.92x57 caliber.
    Built in 1944 and was presented to a Turkish gov. Official . They claim it is a pound lighter than the original ones .the rifle they say is like brand new . IMG_1327.JPG IMG_1328.JPG IMG_1329.JPG
     
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    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    Here is another one .. they say it is untouched .. :))
     

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    Both guns would add some WOW factor to a collection. Although they would more likely to be at "home" in a museum or a glass case.
     

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    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    How much do you think the rifle is worth ?
     

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    I am confused - that looks like a commercial stock at the wrist, but the next picture shows a military rear sight and upper forearm? Aha - You just updated - I have never seen that particular combination. A bit of a Frankenmauser with a commercial stock, trigger group, base plate, and barrel swivel, but a military style rear sight and upper forearm. If it left Oberndorf like that, and it is carrying its original finish, then a dealer here would try to get 2800 - 3400 USD for it. Maybe a bit more due to the unique design. If it is something cobbled together by a gunmaker from a military service rifle, then far less. If the '44 date is correct, then perhaps it was deliberately given that military flair.

    If original finish, that C96 is a beautiful thing. I would assume in the original 7.63x25? I have a "red nine"; a military C96 converted to 9mm during the First World War. The stocks are engraved with a large number nine so the troops didn't load the wrong ammunition. As I am sure you know, the 7.63 was one of the fastest pistol rounds ever developed, making a carbine stock not an unreasonable accessory.
     
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  14. cem rona ergin

    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    Yes it is 7.63 .. this gun has never been fired
    They say the rifle too .. how much the C96 worth ? Do you have any idea ?
     

  15. Shootist43

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    I don't have a clue!! I'm sure that its' collector value far exceeds "utility" value. I'm not sure if my choice of words i.e. "utility" value is correct. Hopefully you get my "drift." For sure it is a beautiful rifle, you might get a better idea of its' value by asking how much is this rifle worth in a new, separate post on AH. Any "history" r.e. previous ownership might prove helpful in this regard.
     
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    cem rona ergin AH Enthusiast

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    I am trying to get more info .. I asked if they can provide the original receipt.. but the owner says the rifle was in its original grease when he bought it .. he had it cleaned .
    And for your info he is asking 18 000 US ..
     

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    I meant original factory receipt..
     

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    Have included a link to a group for sale here in the US. http://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...ls/mauser-pistols-broomhandle.cfm?cat_id=1268 If original finish and if the holster stock is serial numbered to the pistol, then that is a very valuable pistol and toward the high end of the ranges in the link I sent you. Looks like the "flat side" variation. Someone here would list in on the internet from 8500 - 11000. It would also sit for sale for a long time. It would move quickly for 6500 - 8500.

    That is a great deal of money for that rifle. An original receipt would be unlikely, but if the seller does have proof that it was indeed a gift from the Reich to some Turkish Wog during WWII, then that would be a provenance that would really drive up its value. Without that, that would seem to be at least 2x its best sales value here in the US.

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    Thanks red leg .. I will try to get the pistol for sure .. I will let you know ..
     

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    I just talked to the owner of the pistol ..he says the stock is serial numbered to the pistol.these were imported by the last sultan of ottoman empire .1000 of them . the owner says it is in perfect condition and he is askin 8000 US ..what do you think?
    shall i go for it?
     

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