Today at a gunshow, I saw a Mauser in 308 Win. caliber. The gun had some cosmetic issues, meaning it was beat up pretty badly. The middle band was MIA, and the bore wasn't anything to write home about either. The guy that had it claimed it was a Spanish, but no crest was visible. They were asking $179, he came to $165, I offered $150. No deal, so I walked on. Should I have bought it, or was he too high. The guy that had it is from a local pawn shop, so if he doesn't sell it tomorrow, it will be easy to get back to. I have about 2K empty brass for a 308 and no rifle, but I don't know if this is the one for me. Advice? And no, I don't want to sell the brass, before anyone asks.