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Brazilian 1908 Mauser 98 7x57 Mauser, ~$450 (Grade: F 2014)

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Fitted with a nearly broken sling, the Brazilian “1908” Mauser looked like a great rifle. It had fine balance despite its over- four-foot length, and the bluing was intact in most places. We thought we had a winner, but then we shot it and it was a loser.

Brazilian 1908 Mauser 98 7x57 Mauser, ~$450 (Grade: F 2014)

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Here’s a look at the front of the nearly dead leather of the sling. A good pull and it’s done for.
The button of the quick-detach sling mount was badly bent so it would not work. We chose not to try to straighten it.
The straight bolt handle was easy to use. The sling’s rear attachment was bent, but was a good idea in that it could detach and the shooter could use the sling as it was intended to be used, as a shooting aid.
This rifle was made by DWM in Berlin, and had a decent exterior that many collectors would cherish. But for us it was doomed because it had a lousy bore with zero accuracy.

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