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 Post subject: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:37 am 
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Just putting some feelers out and am wondering what the going rate for a K98 is these days. I've seen them being sold between 350/400 mark.....

Mine is 1940 dated (not a russian re issue), has the shallow/thin early type butt plate. Comes with the usual swstika markings etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:39 am 
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Most decent deacs I've seen are around £425 , but I've seen them for more , or less ...

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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:27 pm 
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Thanks Halle, I'm really surprised they are going for so much these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:17 pm 
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thats because the Russian salt mine are now empty of all 6th armie weapons


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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:23 pm 
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pepperpot wrote:
thats because the Russian salt mine are now empty of all 6th armie weapons



That's probably true , but also , every time a new cache of k98s are found , they're butchered for the " collectors " market - people don't want live firers , because they don't want the hassle of a section one firearm license , and that's the real tragedy :|

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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:52 am 
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Amen, or they just get destroyed like that storehouse of STG-44s that were found...melted down as scrap, 2000+ of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:54 am 
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Sean, is yours a deac or live? i have both, but the deacs are always dearer. Get yourself a section 1 and ask a RFD to find you a decent live K98. Ciney (Belgium) 2013 i saw at 100 live k98 for sale there,
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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:08 pm 
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Hi graham, she's a deac.

Re section 1 I'm looking into this as a want to shoot on a range.

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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:03 pm 
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Sean wrote:
Hi graham, she's a de-act.

Re section 1 I'm looking into this as a want to shoot on a range.


As I cannot find the town/county in your profile on a map, I cannot advise on where to go to join a local club/range. :roll:

Section 1 IS the cheaper way, sort of, although you'll need the club membership/gun cabinet cost to take into account.

Never owned a de-act yet...the closest to de-act has been a smooth bored Lee Enfield, converted to 410 shotgun.

Section 2 MAY be an easier option than Section 1, as no club membership needed, just a gun cabinet.
The issue on smooth-bored guns is that they tend to bring a higher cost than Section 1 versions.

The other problem with S.2, is that SOME of the ones out there are S.1
(If the magazine holds more than two cartridges OR can be removed - then the gun is S.1 irrespective of barrel being smooth or not)


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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Good advise from Sadller. try and find a local RFD as see what they can find, takes the hassle out of looking. Thats how i obtained my 4 section 1 rifles.
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 Post subject: Re: Deac k98 - values ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Another option that I just remembered, is look for S1 or S2 guns that have damaged/pitted/shot out barrels

These WILL be cheap(ish) - but as long as the chamber is not affected then they are good to go as a blank firer or just for carrying/display.

You MAY get lucky using that angle when searching...as the high cost of re-barreling (and re-proofing afterwards) would put most buyers off

Also:
I got a Swedish Mauser about 18 months back for £40 as it was a smooth barrel shotgun conversion, BUT has not had the magazine restriction work to current UK spec. = so it WAS orignally a S.1 rifle, smoothbored into S.2 shotgun, then the last change in the law here made it a S.1 (shotgun this time) again.... :!:
Yes, UK gun laws can be/are a PITA - but if you work around them you can get some nice buys without having to raffle a kidney.


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