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11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:33:43 PM »
I was talking with a good friend on a Zoom gathering yesterday and he asked if I was interested in his 43 Mauser. I had loaded his brass with bullets I cast with his reloading dies and he had a blast (pun intended!) for a while. He had purchased the rifle when he was a kid, 65+ years ago. What do you think I said?? We talked this morning and agreed on a price. He came over this afternoon and dropped off the rifle and a bunch of accessories. I will post pictures when I have gone through everything, probably tomorrow.

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 08:15:02 PM »
Look forward to seeing it.
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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 11:58:32 AM »
Here we go! Full view

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 12:00:46 PM »
Maker's stamp

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 12:01:58 PM »
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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 12:03:09 PM »
Some proof marks

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 12:07:13 PM »
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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 12:10:24 PM »
John told me he was going to throw in some dies, but I didn't expect all this! A near-new Lee Breech Lock cast iron press, ram prime and BL adaptors.

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2020, 12:12:55 PM »
Brass, dies

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2020, 12:15:59 PM »
Several books, the Mauser book is a hard copy ($50.00). After I went through this stuff, I sat down and am sending him another check for $100.

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2020, 12:17:50 PM »
I took the sling off (nice, but not original) and weighed the rifle.....9#-12.8 oz.

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2020, 12:24:34 PM »
Wow Em, that's quite the haul!

The rifle looks to be in outstanding condition too.
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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 02:59:54 PM »
He got the rifle when he was about 12 years old. He brought it out to my place about 5-6 years ago and I loaded up some of his brass ( Bertram) using his dies. I had cast up a bunch of bullets from Lyman and RCBS 43 Mauser molds and gave them to him. He offered the rifle to me at a great price; when I saw all the extras I had to sweeten the pot. I checked some of the prices on the reloading stuff and books, they totaled over $400.00 new! I couldn't live with myself if I didn't, even if he did set the price. Heck, Uncle Sam paid for it anyway! L@.

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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2020, 05:50:11 PM »
That is uber-sweet, Em! You came out on the best side of the deal, even with the extra $100.00.
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Re: 11mm Mauser (43 Mauser)
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2020, 08:57:54 AM »
I forgot....he also brought 2 dozen fresh eggs from his daughter. He had stopped there on the way here.