Re: 1909 Argentine Mauser in 25-06
Welcome to the forum, I do quite a bit of Mauser building, M98 & M96. Without any pictures of wood condition or metal work there are a lot of variables to consider, that said typical Mauser actions are soft core with case hardening so repeated firing of really hot loads will generate lug set back. If all checks out good on this 25.06 and the bolt face is not corrosive ammo pitted $500.00 seems fair, is the barrel stainless?, bluing condition?. They are by no means a Remington or Winchester however with proper loads a good Mauser will last a life time and can be darn accurate too!
I may have added more confusion to your decision but if you are looking for resale value to make a profit on your investment, I doubt you'll do that ( unless it's a FN, Inerarms, or the like). I like Mausers and have several that are sub-MOA shooters.......so it's really a prefrence choice, no reason to be nervious about Mausers.
Mausers I have include: 22br, 22-250, 22ppc, 22-284, 6mm-284, 6.5x55AI, 300 weatherby Mag.
Bob the nailer
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Last edited by Bob the nailer; 12-21-2010 at 12:10 PM.