Firing Line: 05/06
Of Mausers, Pocket .380s, and So On
The April issue of Gun Tests was great (OK, so were all the previous ones), and I found several articles of particular interest.
Messy Old Mausers: I would be totally discouraged from buying one of the $99 rifles you reviewed, not wishing to acquire an expertise in cosmoline removal; however, I have seen Mitchell’s Mausers (www.MitchellSales.com) advertise “new” Mausers for $299 (collector’s grade).
The extra cost might be a good trade-off against the work you did to get yours to the point of testing. According to Mitchell’s, these were manufactured in Serbia during WWII on German too...