Approximate values as of October 2008
German Loewe Model 1893
German DWM Model 1893
Fabrique Nationale Model 1893
German or FN Model 1893 - Rework
German Loewe Carbine
Fabrique Nationale Carbine
German or FN Carbine - Rework
Oviedo Model 1893
Oviedo Model 1893 - rework
Oviedo carbine - rework
Oviedo Model 1916 with lange sight
Oviedo Model 1916 with tangent sight
Oviedo Model 1916 - rework
Republican Production Model 1916
Unmarked Model 1916
Model 1916 308 Conversion
Professionally Done Sporterization
Montgomery Ward Sporterized Model 1893
|Valuations - Spanish Model 1893 Variants
Note that the values given here are my best guesses from prices that I have seen at gun shows and online auction sites in the past. Note that as
of today, prices on many guns have gone through the roof due ot hte frenzy caused by proposed and speculated gun control legislation. I have
not dared to venture out to any gun shows this year because I am not particulary fond of standing in long lines and squeezing through crowds.
The prices posted here can only be used as a comparison basis. Any comments, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For matching examples (serial number on bolt and other parts match the receiver serial number), add anywhere from 25% to 50% depending on how
many parts match. If the serial number on the barrel does not match the one on the receiver, the rifle fits into the "rework" category.
Collector interest in Spanish Mausers is not high in general, not at all like for US military firearms. While some variants are scarcer than others,
particularly among the Foreign-made rifles, there is very little difference in value that I have seen. There are almost no "rare variations" worth hundreds
of dollars more than the prices given above. The only ones that would be worth that kind of money would be prototype rifles, and I only heard of a
couple of those.
Notes on Condition - the descriptions below generally conform to the NRA guidelines:
Excellent: Nearly new condition, all lettering sharp, bluing 90%+, shiny like-new bore.
Very Good: Perfect working condition, may be some wear on the bluiing, scratches and dents. Bore should still be shiny but may show evdience that
it has been shot, no noticible corrosion.
Good: Safe working order, some wear on parts, bluing noticibly worn. Bore not shiny but not badly corroded either. Rifling will still have crisp
edges, grooves will be reasonably sharp although dark.
Fair: Safe working order, but well worn, little or no bluing left. Bore noticibly corroded, accuracy will be poor.
A "Mongomery Ward" sporterization was done by one or more importers, and were sold in discount sotores, most notably Montgomery Wards, in
the 50's and 60's. Some pictures are here.
Page modified on 02/15/13
The picture to the left shows what a refinished
receiver crest looks like. While the bluing is
like-new, the action was obviously sanded and
buffed before rebluing. Some of the lines (on the
crown in particular) are faint or missing. Looks
nice, but the value is diminished considerably.