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Thread: Dilemma-which should I choose?

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    Dilemma-which should I choose?

    A local gun shop has two Mausers, one a Brazilian long barrel in 7mm with a lot of cleaning wear at the muzzle, the other a Greek Mauser in 8mm with sharp rifling all the way to the muzzle. Both are 150, so which is the better option? Both are partial bubbas,so what ever I choose would get a more proper sporterization.

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    I say make him an offer for both at 250 out the door.

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    You forget where you are asking? Buy one, put the other on lay-away! I’d get the 8mm 1st. Todd/3leg

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    cor collecting the greek. they are very hard to find.

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    Get both! They are not making them anymore. $300 for both is a good deal actually.

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    For a sporter I'd go with the Brazilian 7mm. You can always shorten the long barrel enough to eliminate the badly worn portion.

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    Both. If can only get 1 get the 8 mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Multigunner View Post
    For a sporter I'd go with the Brazilian 7mm. You can always shorten the long barrel enough to eliminate the badly worn portion.
    I’m one ahead of you on that. I figured to cut 4 to6 inches off from it and recrown. It’s going to be a few days before I can get back there, but if their both still there, I’m going to offer the 250 for the both of them!

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    Now you're thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixit View Post
    I’m one ahead of you on that. I figured to cut 4 to6 inches off from it and recrown. It’s going to be a few days before I can get back there, but if their both still there, I’m going to offer the 250 for the both of them!
    Now your cooking with fire. Make sure you post up some pics after.

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    Better hurry... It is only about 10-12 hours from here.. I don't have either... But I have the $$.
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    While the Greek Mauser may be more collectible, if Bubba'd it is only a shooter. A Brazilian M1908 Mauser with a good bore is quite rare. They were shot with corrosive ammo and the Brazilians weren't to fussy about cleaning the bore. However, they were made by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) and are some of the finest M98 Mausers ever made. Swedish steel and German craftsmanship made by the same people who originated and perfected the Luger and 9mm Parabellum cartridge.

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    I was in Brazil in the summer of 1961 and saw quite a few of the older Winchester and S&W firearms, as well as Colt. The one thing that I noticed back then was what Curato just brought up. They were not too particular about their cleaning. Run a patch with oil down the bore after shooting and they considered it good to go. I won't put in print what the old Gunny in our outfit had to say about their arms mainteinance .

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    The actions alone are worth the price if they are un- pitted IMO. The Greek is an FN? and the 08 a DWM. Top shelf Mauser actions.

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    makes me wish i could gt back before monday or tuesday!

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    Call them and make your offer,whenever I wait on a gun, someone else usually gets it ahead of me.

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    Another vote for both, fellow can't have to many favorites or project guns for that matter.

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    Another vote for the Greek, 8mm are GREAT cast bullet shooters! Good thing I live a long ways away, hc18flyer

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    I was able to get there yesterday, and the Greek was gone , but I got the 7mm Brazilian. It’s loose as a goose, but it’s got possibilities!
    Last edited by fixit; 03-25-2018 at 09:55 AM.

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    Sorry. Double post.
    Last edited by fixit; 03-24-2018 at 11:06 PM.

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