Posted 12/23/201009:55 AM
I am looking to purchase a Mark XXII. I have noticed that the Japanese tube rifles command a used price in excellent condition very close to a new German clip 22. Any insights are appreciated. Are the tube rifles that good?Mallard Man
Posted 12/31/201010:05 AM
Your kind of comparing two different rifles.The German made Mark XXII's are bolt actions and the Japanese Mark XXII's are semi auto.Are these what you are asking about?
Posted 12/31/201010:43 AM
Yes I know the Japanese are semi-auto and the new Weatherby Mark XXII are bolts made by Anshulz in Germany. My question relates to quality and/or rarity, not about semi-autovs bolt. An excellent condition Japanese semi-auto tube rife is $700-$900 on GunsAmerica or Guns International which basically the same price as a new German Mark XXII. Is the elevated price for the Japanese rifle due to rarity or quality or both? This would help my decision on which to purchase. I have heard the Japanese tend to be tack drivers (same for Anshutz, don't know about the Anshutz Weatherby).Mallard Man
Posted 01/02/201110:02 AM
Found a 98%+ Japanese tube rifle and bought. Guess my decision has been made.Mallard Man