Mauser C96 Value

Discussion in 'Mausers' started by Gregior, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Gregior

    Gregior G&G Newbie

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    I've really been wanting a Broomhandle but Ive only found one in my price range. Its been re blued, repro grips, and an import mark. He wants $800 for it hes been trying to sale it for a year. I have the feeling I could talk him down but I'm wondering if its even worth the effort.
  2. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    Depends on how much you want it and what you want it for.

    If you want it for a shooter, that's a reasonable price. If you want it to fill a hole in a collection, it's a reasonable price.

    If you are thinking about it in terms of an investment, that is not a good price.

    I had a similar decision to make earlier this year. My local gun shop had a 1914 Imperial German Artillery Luger it took in as part of an estate settlement. No presentation box, no holster, no shoulder stock, no spare magazines, no assembly/disassembly tool; and it was a mixmaster. Just the pistol, and one non-number matching magazine. But it balances perfectly in my hand and I like the sights, so I bought it for about what you'll have to pay if you buy this Broomhandle Mauser.

    Only you can decide if the pistol suits your needs and wants. I can't help you there.
  3. Gregior

    Gregior G&G Newbie

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    I do want it for a shooter. I will have to be hard up for money to sell any guns from my collection so I dont really care about how much its worth later.
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    ViewSync G&G Newbie

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    Don't sell a gun for another, you will regret it!
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