Wanted M38 Swede

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by ugly, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Keep an eye out and not just shops, auctions as well. I need one for a client!
    Ta very muchos gringos! :)
     
  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Cheers but I suppose I should have stated UK! :x
     
  3. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    No don't, their barrel was scraped long ago...
     
  4. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    I know 3 specialists in Germany with stock - EU transfers between RFD's are no drama...
    Prices would run between 3-700 Euro depending on condition and matching no's, military sights or diopter versions (good ones are around 4-500 quid) which may be the reason he wants a 38? Not a problem.
     
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    It doesnt need to be special just a good bore as its going to become a sporter!
     
  6. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Why a '38 in particular then?

    You want some links or enquires made?

    Edit.
    Can get barrelled actions with new barrels no probs....
     
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    a barrelled action I can restock for my client. I could get plenty of M96 but its too long without cutting, I'm not a complete vandal.
     
  8. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    An email to these guys with your requirements may bring some input - if you need a hand let me know:

    http://shop.sportarms.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=27

    http://www.waffen-heim.de/

    http://www.contiarms.de/

    New barrels go for Euro 275 - presumably they are for M96's, but cutting down to a custom length and re-crowning is not expensive. I guess your client is looking for a budget option though, in which guess getting an M96 and cutting down would be cheaper than getting a M38 or M63 as they are more common.
    Making sporters out of Gewehr 98's is quite common in Germany - plenty of stocks etc about:
    http://www.egun.de/market/list_items.php?mode=qry&query=m38&plusdescr=off&wheremode=on&order=price&asdes=desc&page=1

    There is a tidy M38 with matching numbers currently bidding at Euro 291, I would expect it to go 1-200 higher.
     
  9. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    BTW, I'm after an M41B - must be mint and 100% original, happy to pay a lot for the right one.
     
  10. I know it's not a M 38, but my tame gunsmith has a box full of P14 actions with Fulton match triggers if anyone ever wants one made up into something interesting.

    By the way, they don't lend themselves to an SLR magazine -- he tried it for a client, but was not happy with the amount of material that he had to remove to get it to work.
     
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I have a box of P14 receivers somewhere in the midlands!
     
  12. Hi Ugly you could these guys a try they are into ex military rifles. www charlesstuart-associates.co.uk I shoot with them and they are located in the North East.
     
  13. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Cheers, not nuch on their website at the mo, I'll drop them a line!
     
  14. I saw one recently for about 250 quid. It was here in Denmark though.