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Old 06-13-2012, 11:38 AM
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Help determining value

I am wanting to sell a rifle i have but have no idea the value of it. It is a custom rifle in .300 win mag built on an 8mm Mauser action. The action is a chinese mauser (based on markings on receiver, chiang kai shek )from around 1936 and is in very good condition. Rifle was built by Chris Horn in Flagstaff az. I do not know what barrel he used but it is a 23" barrel with muzzle brake stamped .300 winmag. Has a camo dipped synthetic stock and new trigger. Barrel has a few dings of unknown origin but gun still shoots good. Sub-moa with factory 180 gn ammo.

Anyone know the value of this or what i might expect to get for it? Not looking to make much but also dont want to get hosed. Just want to sell it for a fair value.

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Jason
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:01 PM
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Re: Help determining value

$350-650 depending on how fast you need to sell.

Have a look at gunbroker for similar rifles that have sold there.

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:03 PM
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Re: Help determining value

Agreed. Built on that action 500.00 would be a lot to pay for it. Anything more would be gravy for the seller.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:37 PM
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Re: Help determining value

Thank you both for the replies. How much trouble (cost) is it to rethread the barrel to
Use on one of my remington 700 or 721 actions? Is it possible? The barrel is fairly new. Problem is that i inherited quite a few rifles and some are nice, some are not. I would like to build a nice rifle out of one of them and sell some of the others.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:08 AM
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Re: Help determining value

Rethreading the barrel from a Mauser to a Rem 700 isn't very practical since they each have a different thread pitch.

Unless.... you happen to have a long enough breech to cut off the entire thread tenon (which isn't very long on a Mauser).

Then, you can recut the tenon, re-thread, and re-chamber to fit your 700 precisely.

Of course, 23" is on already the short side for a 300 WM.

Even so, you'll likely need to rebarrel the Mauser for it to sell well. So, you might not save much unless it was an exceptional barrel. And, if you already know that to be the case, then I'd leave it as a sub-MOA Mauser.

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Old 06-14-2012, 12:34 AM
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If it were me I'd just sell it as is and get what you can for it, or take it out and shoot it and see how it performs.

It will never have much sale or trade value, but if it shoots who cares, just keep it and enjoy it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:32 AM
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I doubt it's a "chinese' mauser, BUT probably used by them in the early stages of WWII. The early mausers are excellent actions, and if yours is in fact marked to show use by Gen. Chiang could be valuable. Take the rifle to a competent gunsmith or collector and get a few opinions.
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