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Turkish Mausers

Discussion in 'Mausers' started by warren47, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. warren47

    warren47 G&G Newbie

    I have 2-Turkish Mausers. One is an 8mm and the other is being rebarreled to the 6.5x55 swedish mauser cartrige. The mauser being rebarreled is scoped. The other one is a recent purchase and still has battle sights.

    Overall, I like the turkish mausers, but there are alot of bad ones out in the market. You have to be careful buying them.

  2. James Durham

    James Durham G&G Newbie


    Yes, there are indeed some that are worthless. Ya just have to try and find the 'best' available. Getting one with matching #'2 is almost impossible.
    I've one that still in 8mm, the other has been converted to .243. Both guns shoot very well and very tough.
    Looking back, I'd not again rebarrel a Turk, just not worth the expense. Just leave it in 8mm and shoot it!
    I don't think I'd ever again rebarrel a Mauser unless it's got matching #'s, there is just a 'smoothness' there that is not felt with rifle without matching #'s.
    My two cents.

  3. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Enthusiast

    I've got a Turk Mauser that I had rebarreled for .338-06. I also have one in the original 8x57 Mauser. My next one will be rebarreled for .30-06. Whatever you do with them, you can't go wrong..........
  4. militarianut

    militarianut G&G Newbie


    How much do Turks run for? Theres one at teh yocal gun shop for about $80 I think. I did'nt look at it for real long but thought it would be a interesting addition. Thanks. - myers
  5. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    Get a C&R then you can buy them for $39.00 and they can be shipped to your front door
  6. Ratbag

    Ratbag G&G Newbie

    :confused: How does one get a C&R? I'm new to the collecting game.
  7. warren47

    warren47 G&G Newbie

    Turk Mausers

    Rebarreling is expensive, I agree. To really make them shoot right, you are talking about trueing the action + cost of the Barrel + installation, and glass bedding the action. It's alot of work and money to make them right.

  8. Michael M

    Michael M G&G Newbie

    You can get a C & R by first visiting ATF online and downloading the forms ( about the same as the NICS form), fill them out, two copies, one to local head of police, or sherrif in my case, and one to the ATF with a check for thirty dollars. They do a background check and then you get the license in the mail. Takes anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, most go in 6-8. The license is good for three years, you can then purchase across state lines any curio or relic. You can not use this license to buy and sell as a business, you must keep a book listing purchases, all the details are at the ATF site. You can also download the C&R list. The site is worth a visit for anyone interested in collecting or firearms laws and regs, or just to see how your dollars are spent. Take a look.
  9. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    The advantage of a C&R is that it pays for itself in not having to pay transfer fees usually within two guns and you can have a lot of fun in buying all different types of C&R rifles aand even a handgun or two
  10. Ratbag

    Ratbag G&G Newbie

    Thanx for the info, michael and shaun. I have downloaded the forms and the process is underway. Happy shooting! Ratbag.
  11. Twayne45

    Twayne45 G&G Newbie

    C&R Info

    Try lots of info on getting a C&R. I've only purchased two rifles so far and I have already svaed enough money to pay for the license
  12. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    other sources of rifles and pistols under C&R would be
  13. Ratbag

    Ratbag G&G Newbie

    Got the info, Twayne and Shaun, Thanx. (I just picked up my latest turk, it has been restocked, but the bluing is almost perfect. No rust or pitting either!) Happy shooting.
  14. hipshooter

    hipshooter G&G Newbie

    a friend of mine has a turkish mauser with bayonet 2 bandaliers,non-matching #'s 125$$ i think i want to shy away,what do you think?
  15. Ratbag

    Ratbag G&G Newbie

    The last turk I got was 95% bluing, had a replacement stock with very proud wood, one small flaw in the lower handguard. It came with bayo, and the two bandos of ammo all for 80 samolians. A Turk for 125 is mighty steep. I would think hard about that. Soundsa like someone is trying to make a tall profit. Just my opinion, tho.
  16. WyrTwister

    WyrTwister G&G Newbie

    Re: $$$

    Wholesale is $ 40 , but it is sight unseen . If you have a local Big 5 Sporting goods store , checl them out .

    God Bless
  17. WyrTwister

    WyrTwister G&G Newbie

    Call the BATF for the forms . Fill out both copies . One copy goes to your local law enforcement agency . The other form & $ 30 goes to the BATF . Be prepared to wait about 60 days .

    If you are in an anti-gun state , the locals can block the approval . In a pro-gun state , it is apiece of cake .

    God Bless