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Posted: 10/9/2004 11:58:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 11:59:33 PM EDT by fixxxer0]
Hey guys, I recently received this rifle from my cousin, and other than the serial number and the markings shown in the pic (Fabrica de Armas 1925) there is nothing on the damn thing. Don't even know what caliber (my guess is between 7mm and 8mm). Its a T-Bolt and pretty worn.

hopefully someone knows what this is, and if its worth any money.....
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:09:12 AM EDT
Chilean Mauser?, if so, probably 7X57
Definately a Mauser.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:09:47 AM EDT
Have you tried google?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:13:12 AM EDT
its a Spanish manufacturer(Spain) "Fabrica de Armas Oviedo"
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:14:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 12:15:14 AM EDT by Zardoz]
Oviedo is a city in Spain, probably the arsenal it was made at, as well.

SST beat me to it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:16:43 AM EDT
try oldguns.net you may find some info there.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:17:22 AM EDT
or if you know Spanish then you can do variations of searches.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:17:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:20:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 12:21:41 AM EDT by SchlaffTablett]
Looks like a sporterized Spanish K-93 Mauser. Most of them were in 7x57 originally, but since this one is sporterized, it might have been changed.

BTW, I've seen worse looking conversions.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 12:25:51 AM EDT
thank you guys....

i have another one coming ... taking pics now
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:09:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Formerly a Spanish M1916 Mauser. Spanish Military.

Now it is a sporterized piece of shit.

Have a gunsmith check the caliber before firing.

It is worth between $50-$100 depending on what you can get somebody to pay for it.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:20:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:24:39 AM EDT by 199]

Originally Posted By SchlaffTablett:
Looks like a sporterized Spanish K-93 Mauser. ...

+1 (I believe the 1916 had a turned-down bolt.)

As already mentioned, it’s probably 7X57 Mauser caliber (which is an excellent round that is still commercially available).

I kinda doubt it has been rebarreled since it has the typical stepped military barrel (definitely possible, though).

You also might want to have the headspace checked; Oviedo made Spanish 93’s are notorious for having soft steel.

Interesting how somebody apparently modified the original stock by mortising in a pistol grip (and seemingly doing a pretty good job of it). Still, I suspect the stock wrist may have been weakened a bit in the process.

Edited to add: Oops! Actually, I believe it’s designation is M-93 or Model 93 (not K-93).
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