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converted German World War I mauser. numbers of rifles were converted to 16 ga shotguns in the 1920's they were ok for the low powered shells of the day, but not considered safe today because one locking lug was removed, and the other was considerably ground down.
 

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German Mauser 98 in 16 ga.,2+1, 18 1/4" barrel, bead site, excellent bore,metal nicely browned,nitro proofed. I am not an expert on this,but understand this to be a Mauser 98 built into a shotgun after WWI when as a result of the Armistice, Germany was not allowed to build military caliber weapons, and having many 98 actions on hand, built these for export. Stamped Germany on receiver, bolt#'s match, serial # 10xx,but not import marked. Walnut finger groove stock. Recoil pad added in past. Lightweight and functions well. Only one I have ever seen,how many have you seen?C&R and very collectable. Great addition to any collection.

Buy now for $250.00

http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=16710725
 

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Mauser 16ga

Yes that is it , I've seen two now thanks for the info very interesting. Roach.
 

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Neat. Didnt know they made the Mauser into a shotgun.
PapaG is right. You'd have to remove a lot of steel to get a 16 gauge to fit in a Mauser. I'd say it was a wall hanger only.
 

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mauser shotgun 12 ga bolt action

I have inherited a mauser shotgun that is a 12 ga bolt action, 2 shot. BOTH locking lugs are there and not ground down. BBl stamped nitro. inside of bbl is like a mirror. The only markings on it are "Germany" and a four digit ser no stamped on the left front of the receiver.

What do I have - Dos it have any value?
 

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is it a Remo or Geha??? not real rare or vauble.
 

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I have a few of them for my collection only. Some are very well done and I have never Paid more than $100.

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It's a geha - what is geha? Why are these deemed unsafe? I'm sure it will kick like a mule as light as it is. Anyway, it will make a hell-of-a conversation piece. Anyone know where there is any literature on these?
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my geha 16 ga. has been used for hunting since I first rember it in 1960 or so. It does have a good hurting kick and I've fired hundreds of rounds thru it. I just learned they are unsafe HA Whats the problem? When can I expect it to malfunction and just what will happen? One of the two shell retaining prongs is broken off, and yes this bolt button can come off during fast action shooting. Can any one sell me a good bolt button?
 

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16 ga mauser value

Ran across MAUSER 16GA today two shot any idea of its value would be apprecieated.
I always hear 200.oo to 3oo.oo $ although the 16 is much less plentyfull then the 12ga. Infact I just don't see em in the shops at all. Did you buy the one you spotted or is it still available? I'm just now learning about these reworked guns since reviewing this forum. I had no idea I've been small game hunting all my life with a "DANGEROUS" gun. Mine is a family heirlom and is NOT NOT NOT for sale. I'm 130 lbs. slim no extra meat on my shoulder and yes it kicks like a bitch cause its so light. 5 or 6 shots is about all I want to feel thru a normal unpadded jacket. No I'm not going to put a butt pad on it, men did'nt pussy out back then and I wont start now.
The 16 ga 2 shot is light to carry, has a good tight choke, is a great small game gun, and is great for the "true" hunting sportsman due to its 2 shot- bolt action features. Now, you must excuse me I'm going to go prepare a turkey hen gumbo. 2 hens, two shots with a bolt action Mauser 16 in my back yard just last month! That is the Gods truth. If you want the hunting advantage use a pump that can quick fire a gazillion shells fast, or if you like old school sport hunting go get that 16 before iy gets away!
 

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16 ga mauser value

Ran across MAUSER 16GA today two shot any idea of its value would be apprecieated.
I always hear 200.oo to 3oo.oo $ although the 16 is much less plentyfull then the 12ga. Infact I just don't see em in the shops at all. Did you buy the one you spotted or is it still available? I'm just now learning about these reworked guns since reviewing this forum. I had no idea I've been small game hunting all my life with a "DANGEROUS" gun. Mine is a family heirlom and is NOT NOT NOT for sale. I'm 130 lbs. slim no extra meat on my shoulder and yes it kicks like a bitch cause its so light. 5 or 6 shots is about all I want to feel thru a normal unpadded jacket. No I'm not going to put a butt pad on it, men did'nt pussy out back then and I wont start now.
The 16 ga 2 shot is light to carry, has a good tight choke, is a great small game gun, and is great for the "true" hunting sportsman due to its 2 shot- bolt action features. Now, you must excuse me I'm going to go prepare a turkey hen gumbo. 2 hens, two shots with a bolt action Mauser 16 in my back yard just last month! That is the Gods truth. If you want the hunting advantage use a pump that can quick fire a gazillion shells fast, or if you like old school sport hunting go get that 16 before iy gets away!
 

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the gun itself aside, you guys realize that 16ga shell dimensions are different than they used to be. just because the shell will chamber doesnt mean its safe to fire. the older 16's were chambered for shorter shells, and the new longer ones will physically fit, but pressure skyrocket when fired.
 

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the gun itself aside, you guys realize that 16ga shell dimensions are different than they used to be. just because the shell will chamber doesnt mean its safe to fire. the older 16's were chambered for shorter shells, and the new longer ones will physically fit, but pressure skyrocket when fired.
Thank you very much for that info. I suppose I've been lucky so far. I have known better than to chamber anything more than bird shot (NO SLUGS,NO MAGNUMS). To load my own what grain weight would I reduce to? Also, what parts are fatiquing and can they be rehardend? Still want a replacement bolt button with 2 prongs. Just came out of the woods with my Mauser 16, Nothing!
 

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mauser did make some shotguns a while back but i dont think this is one of them. you can check it out at mauserwaffen.com it has a complete history of the company and guns
 

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roach: I just checked in at proguns.com. A good cond. 16 ga geha is now worth $499.99 according to them, a little high in price but a supprise to me that my old heirloom is now worth that much. At k-80's advice I tried mauserwaffen.com but got no mention of any shotguns, rifles only. It's almost like they don't acknowledge ever reworking their rifles between the two wars. Let me know what you find out.
 

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mauser 16 ga

Thanks K-80. Could only get into the site as (mauserwaffen.de not)
Nothing on shot guns posted, just rifles old and new. The mystery deepens.
 
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