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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/10/2002 3:43:11 PM EST
I tried finding out about this at milsurpshooter.net but couldnt find anything.

Did the Spaniards start bending the bolt handles at some point...what year?

I have one with a straight bolt handle and love it. Saw a nice one with the bent style at the gun store and thought it would be a nice twin.
I just want to make sure that the bent style is not just something the previous owner did.

It was the Spanish armorers, correct?

Link Posted: 1/10/2002 3:49:12 PM EST
Are you sure it was an FR8 and not the converted small ring spanish Mauser?
Link Posted: 1/10/2002 5:23:39 PM EST
All the FR-8's had a straight bolt handle. The FR-7, which is visually identical (same flash hider, sights, "gas tube", etc.), but based on the much weaker 95 action, all had bent bolt handles. If the rifle is indeed a FR-8 (it will say "FR-8" or "FR-7" on the receiver), then odds are somebody bent it.

Link Posted: 1/10/2002 6:22:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2002 6:23:34 PM EST by MP906]
It did indeed say "FR-8". Somebody must have bent it. Guess I'll look for something else. There was a nice Yugo M48 8mm...

Thanks anyway!
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