I own two Mausers that I purchased in the last 18 months both under $250. Samco has remarked K98s for under $150 right now. Gun shows frequently have K98s in the 150 to 200 buck range. Then there are Yugo Mausers and many other K98s made in various countries that run under $100 up to $250. Gunshows have K98s $200 typically that are in good condition. Even some of the crappy looking K98s with cracked stocks and gouged stocks are very accurate with nice bores. Also, look in your local trader newspapers. K98s are very common under $250. It doesn't matter where I or you live does it?zen900 said that $250 - 300 was to much for a 98k. I don't know where he is from, but everywhere I've been and what I see on the boards that is the exact price range. Yes you can get lucky, but the odds are not in your favor!