Value of a custom mauser rifle.

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Value of a custom mauser rifle.

#1 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:58 pm

This is a Mauser commercial supreme action in .270. The makers name, Creighton is on the barrel. I googled him years ago and read he was a high end custom gunsmith for varmint rifles many years ago. It`s a heavy beast. Has a cheek piece, NO safety. Bench rest rifle. I have had it over forty years. What would something like this go for these days? Thanks!
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#2 Post by Pisgah » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:20 pm

BB, like you I can appreciate the high level of craftsmanship and the quality materials that go in to a rifle like that. The problem with establishing value on them, though, is essentially the lack of a market. I have a buddy who has at last count 15 similar rifles -- custom-built, mostly Mauser-actioned, dedicated benchrest rifles from the '50's and '60's, and without exception they are spectacular shooters. The problem is, even for diehard benchrest nuts they simply are out of fashion. I don't think my friend has ever spent more than maybe $300 on one, and even though he regularly takes a few to gun shows to peddle he rarely draws any buyer interest -- even though plenty of folks stop by his table to ogle and ooh and ahh over them. That's the sad tale of many fine, fine custom guns -- they were someone's dream, and fulfilled their hopes to a T, but few others share the same dream. I've customized many rifles myself, and bought a few more, but learned a long time ago that I'll never get out of them what I have put in.

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#3 Post by Booger Bill » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks, I agree. In the case of this one, many years ago a guy thought he owed me a big favor over some event and offered it to me super cheap. I fully understand your answer.

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#4 Post by ywaltzucanrknrl » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:30 am

Very nice rifle for sure, I really like the Mausers. It does look like an FN Supreme action and the wood looks nice, plus the scope looks like a Weaver 10X which is a very well built, cool, period correct scope for the rifle. I think the ad may still be on rimfire central but a guy was selling four scopes, including one like yours for $200 total---I thought quite a buy really. I've picked up a few of the older custom Mausers and really didn't pay what I thought was much for them---$400 or less and for some real functionality, reliability and beauty. I use the ones I've bought, mainly for hunting. I think there is some real value, but only if you are the buyer, unfortunately. What caliber is yours? Does it have FN markings?
If you decide to sell it, post it here, I watch the ads and may be interested. If I had it, I wouldn't sell it, the Mausers I have hold a lot of value for me. Looks like a great rock chuck, coyote rifle!

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#5 Post by Booger Bill » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:54 pm

Thanks. It`s 270 win. I don't recall any marks on the action but will have to pull it out and double check. The scope is a 10X weaver as you thought. There isn't a safety on the gun.

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#6 Post by Merle » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:08 pm

the typical answer I hear is "about half what yo put into it"
seems pretty close around here...
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Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

#7 Post by ywaltzucanrknrl » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:21 pm

I missed the 270 part, see it now. Don't let anyone talk you down in price because of the lack of a safety. It may be a trigger brand that has the safety linkage available, which can be an easy and inexpensive fix. Plus there are three position type model 70 replacement bolts available and other triggers with safeties that are not terribly expensive. Should say the Model 70 type replacements are kind of pricey, but other triggers with safeties are available that are not that pricey---but maybe half the cost of what the rifle would sell for----so kind of strike that---value is in the eye of the beholder, I guess and I'm always smitten with a Mauser.

The guy who put the rifle together, what was his full name?

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#8 Post by Booger Bill » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:38 pm

H. W. Creighton is finely stamped on the barrel. No other markings. Years ago I forgot what gun writer mentioned him in a article that he had him build some rifles. I have had this rifle since the early-mid 70's.
I just googled him again and this came up.
https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns- ... =101140683
https://www.tngunowners.com/forums/topi ... iamese-98/

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Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

#9 Post by Sixgun » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:32 am

Custom rifles on Mauser actions were all the craze in the 50"s-60's. Nobody wants them anymore. Most can be picked up for less than$300....At a recent auction I went to, they were going for 2-3....nice rifles they were but the stuff manufacturers put out today eats em up in the accuracy dept.---6
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Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

#10 Post by 44shooter » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:03 am

That looks really nice but as others have said, the market isn't there. I'd much rather have your rifle than the budget boxstore bolts they put out today. A Buehler type safety and a lower power scope, I'd be hunting with it.

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#11 Post by Booger Bill » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks. I never weighed it but it is a heavy beast.

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