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What is the going rate for:

09 Argentine M98 hinged floorplate etc
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Mexican M98 shorter action

all with NO rust and matching #'s, great for custom builds.

Gona put them on the market soon!

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Who made the Argentine? Look on the left hand side. Some were made in Germany, some in Argentina
What is the date on the front ring of the Mexican? Is it small ring or large ring? Who made it? Again, look on the left hand side. Some were made in Belgium by FN and some were made in Mexico.

Not as many folks using these actions to make sporters as there used to be, and fewer 'smiths are willing/able to weld on a lower bolt handle to clear a scope.

I have several M98s converted to sporters. If you can't do the work yourself, the parts and gunsmithing expenses for nice work make it less expensive to just go buy a Savage, Ruger American or used M700 or M70.

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What Troll said.

As I remember, back in the heyday of Mauser conversions the German made Argentine '09 and Mexican '10 were two of the most sought after actions. But that market has been soft for some time. I couldn't guess how much to price them at nowadays.

Hi-ebber, and day is always a hi-ebber, the thought of having those actions to build on still gets my juices flowing! The fact that I already have a commercial FN and a military Mauser project going on notwithstanding! Heck, I'll probably die before I finish those!

Point being, I think, as if anyone cares what I think, that today's market for old military actions is pretty limited. Most professionals, and even hobbyists, won't buy them for more than give-away prices. It might be that your best bet would be to fix a price that is reasonable to you and advertise them on places like GBO looking for old fools like me!

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If you're in no hurry to sell put them on one or more of the auction sites for about 3 times what they're worth and sit back and wait for the right fool to come along! No matter what it is or what the price there's always somebody out there who will buy it. It might take a while, but eventually the right person will see it and just have to have it.

You can get some idea of the value by checking the auction sites to see what they, or similar actions, are selling for.
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Who made the Argentine? Look on the left hand side. Some were made in Germany, some in Argentina
What is the date on the front ring of the Mexican? Is it small ring or large ring? Who made it? .
"DWM-Berlin" on the '09 Argentines (have 2 of them)

"1941 Mexico" on the receiver and its a Small ring

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Still trying to figure out an asking price?

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"DWM-Berlin" on the '09 Argentines (have 2 of them)

"1941 Mexico" on the receiver and its a Small ring
That's about all anyone needs to know on the '09's description, hi-ebber, and day is always a hi-ebber, Mexican Mausers are a little more problematic. Can you post pics? Especially of the side rail and receiver ring? Does the floorplate have a quick release button?

Posting pics is easy BTW...

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A Howa barreled action from Brownells runs about $420-$550. Having a barrel fitted will cost at least $250 and having the action drilled and tapped, bolt handle replaced, and a good trigger fitted could cost $200-$450, so the actions are of use only for someone who can do all their own work. Before so many commercial actions became available and the surplus actions were so cheap, they were a good source for those wanting a custom gun or a cheap sporter. Even for someone that can do all the work, a good used commercial rifle would be a better starting point.

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