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  1. #1
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    Default Mauser bolt action shotgun?

    Just wondering if anyone knows anything about these.It looks like its built on a 98 action using the military stock and it has the word "geja" stamped into both sides of the buttstock.Any input as to the rarity and price range would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    TM

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    They're not terribly strong actions, since so much metal's been removed, so I think it's just the under-handle emergency lug that provides locking. No duck magnums, but they handle field loads fine.

    The 12ga are rarer than the 16, 20, and smaller gauges.

    Basically the Germans were forbidden by Versailles to make rifles, had piles of Mauser actions, and made shotguns to keep the factories running. GEHA and REMO are the two companies that sold 'em.

    Value depends on quality, they average about $150 for the military-stock plain ones, but the engraved and custom-stocked ones can top $400.

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    In my experience, the 12 guage are most common. Of the dozen or so that have sold on Gun Broker in the last 4 months or so, 10 were 12 gage, 2 16's. 9 were Geha's, and sold from $87 to $259. 1 was a Remo, 16 guage engraved from end to end and sold for $750. The other two were Hard Hit Heart's in 12 ga. and sold for $175ish.
    Make sure the bolt head is there and avoid magnums.

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    Most of the Geha Mausers that come my way are suitable only for parts and wall hangers.

    They are usually critically worn or damaged and are often missing bolt parts.

    If you find one that has been well taken care of and used lightly you are a lucky man.

    I find them for sale for less than $200 at most shows.

    Usually in 12 gauge and broken for $50.
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    The only two in 12 gauge that I have seen both had cracked receivers. I don't know if after seeing those I would want one, at least not to shoot anyway.
    John King Sr.
    Member of North Florida Arms Collectors Association

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    Thanks for the replies.The one i'm looking at is in very good condition and seems to be complete.I may just buy it for a conversation piece.


    TM

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    I love mine...great little piece of Gew98 history. Low brass mild loads though! Obviously no magnums as stated above, but I use the mildest loads I can find. Not a turkey gun

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    After the WW1, the Gebrueder Rempt Gewehrfabrik in Suhl converted many Model 98 rifles into 2 shot repeating shotguns( these guns were produced in 12, 16 and 20 ga. and had the trade names Remo and Geha.)
    In using the Mauser action to produce these shotguns, it was fitted with a shotgun barrel, locking shoulders and the diaphragm in the receiver ring were cut away sufficiently to permit passage of shotshells.
    They used new walnut stock and converted military stock.
    Many of these shotguns were imported in the U.S. during the early '20s by P. von Frantzius (later Sport, Incorporated), Chicago, Illinois, and the Pacific Arms corp.,San Francisco,California.

    regards.

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    I was given one of these a couple of years ago. All of the parts were numbered and matching. I later sold it for $100 while going through the aftermath of a divorce and the end of my sales career.

    It struck me as beings stout enough for light loads. In no way would I have put anything else through it.
    כד יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee;
    כה יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ. The LORD make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
    כו יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם. The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

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    interesting now i know a little more about my dads birthday present ... i found 1 at our local gunshop and put it back .. looks in nice shape minimal dings and scratches i would say the stock is about 90 percent and all numbers match and bluing is perty good

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