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need info on Mauser single bbl trap gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by CHE, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. CHE

    CHE TS Member

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    I need any info you can give me on a single bbl trap gun marked Mauser*Bauer*Fraser*Mich on the bbl also Mauser mod. 496, it is a single bbl trap gun 34" bbls 3/8" wide vent rib, beavertail forend, full choke, no safety montecarlo butt stock with a buttpad with the Mauser logo and "Original" on it.
    It's a nice gun but I never heard of it. Are they any good and what would be a ballpark value? tom
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anything about the value but had a friend (GRHS) that had a Mauser OU. My recollection is that it was not made by Mauser and was a commissioned gun made by another manufacturer somewhere in Europe. Where was this single barrel made?
     
  3. MikeInNPR

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    Che,
    I don't know anything specific abou tthe Model 496, but my dad has 2 Mauser Bauers. 1 is a single barrel 34" trap gun. Great fit/finish with a super strong lock up design and huge monoblock. My dad's also came from a distributor in the Fraser, Mich. area. These guns were double the price of a Perazzi TM-1 at the time. Not that I would expect them to be worth that now but it does give you an idea of what you are looking at. My dad's gun has a removable trigger with some of the nicest looking jeweling to the trigger components I've seen in a factory gun. He also had an O/U from the same era... early to mid 70's.
     
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    Che,
    I don't know anything specific abou tthe Model 496, but my dad has 2 Mauser Bauers. 1 is a single barrel 34" trap gun. Great fit/finish with a super strong lock up design and huge monoblock. My dad's also came from a distributor in the Fraser, Mich. area. These guns were double the price of a Perazzi TM-1 at the time. Not that I would expect them to be worth that now but it does give you an idea of what you are looking at. My dad's gun has a removable trigger with some of the nicest looking jeweling to the trigger components I've seen in a factory gun. He also had an O/U from the same era... early to mid 70's.
     
  5. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anything about the value of your single but had a friend (GRHS) that had a Mauser OU. It was not made by Mauser as I recollect but was a commissioned gun by Mauser manufactured somewhere in Europe.
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anything about the value of your single but had a friend (GRHS) that had a Mauser OU. It was not made by Mauser as I recollect but was a commissioned gun by Mauser manufactured somewhere in Europe.
     
  7. RunGunIPSC

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    I had & shot an O/U back in the late '70's. They are OK,decently put together. About equal to the 70's Miroku trap guns & SKB's. Very good,reasonable starter gun for a new shooter. Not as refined as a good BT-99 or close to an older Beretta 682 oversingle. Value is $500+ for some lite wear to maybe $700-750 for a 100% gun. May be a bit low on $$$. 34" a serious plus. Shoot it & tell us what you think. Tom also.
     
  8. luvtrapguns

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    I have a Mauser/Bauer SBT as well as an O/U skeet gun. Guns were purchased directly from the distributor (Bauer) about 1972-73. SBT is as robustly built as any gun I have seen. Double under locking lugs as well as a greener bolt system. Locks at four points to a very strong block/barrel section. Trigger is a non drop out leaf spring type that after minor work is very nice. Gun is a little on the heavy side feeling much like my Mono Guns. Gun was mfg for Mauser/Bauer bu Gambi (Renati). In my opinion it is one of the strongest guns ever offered. One in decent shape would be a steal at anything less than $1000.

    The O/U skeet gun is very finely built. It features a drop out trigger group that is finished like a piece of jewelry. Very nice gun that by far has a better fit an finish than the Perazzi MX-8 or Mirage of the same time period.

    During there brief offering these guns were priced considerably higher than a comparable P-Gun. Their demise in the American market was not caused by product quality but rather by Distributor financial problems.

    I would be glad to offer what I can to individual responses. Just send me a PM. It may take a while to get back to you as my Son is building me a new computer. Marc
     
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