Please Suggest Some "pre-1899" Rifles, That Are Fairly Availabe

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    Please suggest some "Pre-1899" rifles, that are fairly available. I am interested in buying some BATF&E classified "Antique" Rifles.
     
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    bump start.
     
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    there are some small ring mausers in 7mm, some of teh early 30-40 krag rifles, there may be some 6.5x55 mauser too.

    Maybe go to gunbroker and search 7mm mauser, on the left hand side a list of categories come up, click the antique and see what's available.
     
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    Thanks................

    "Antique German 1893 Rifle - Just recently uncovered from long-term storage, these fine rifles were manufactured in Lowe Berlin, prior to 1898. No FFL required to order these original LONG TOMS in standard 7mm caliber (7x57), still today a sought-after rifle in the proven hard hitting 7mm caliber".

    This is the concept I am looking for, I happen to love 7X57 mauser cartridge.

    I need a short list of bolt action "Pre"1899 rifles that are chambered for currently available ammo.
     
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    you will probably have to settle for 30-40 krag, 7mm, 8mm, and 303. Any others will probably be obscure. Even 30-40 krag is starting to be considered obsolete, so I hear. Basically any round developed before 1899. There is the 45-70 but any firearm in that round would probably be considered a collectable. I came across a pr98 86 winchester in 45-70, I think they wanted around 1300 bucks.
     
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    I don't know a lot about the regulations, for these firearms. I asked on a different forum, and that was a total waste of effort.

    My understanding is the actual firearm had to be produced "Pre"-1899.

    I just want to invest about $1,500.00 total, and was hoping to get 4 or 5 good condition rifles. The 7X57 and 8X57 would be top choices. But in the end I only want one cartridge.

    This is more for trading stock post SHTF.
     
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    yea the firearm does have to be produced pre-1899. I don't think but I don't know for sure that a pre1899 mauser could be converted to lets say a 30-06 and still be considered pre1899.
     
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