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Posted: 1/1/2006 11:27:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 12:12:43 PM EDT by enforcer22]
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:30:31 AM EDT
is there any writing at all on the receiver crown or barrel? Any marks anywhere?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:56:25 AM EDT
looks like a spanish 1916 short mauser to me, they were originally chambered for 7x57 but were rechambered for .308. the actions supposodly are not strong enought to handle comercial .308 pressures and ony nato .308/7.62 should be used. they seem to be pretty decent collectors though and i wouldnt mind picking one up myself. do the numbers match receiver to bolt?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:25:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:01:11 PM EDT
I'm going to go with 1916 Spanish Mauser in 7.62 NATO. Mine has no markings on it, caliber, country of origin, serial numbers only. From what I've read, this typical of a Spanish Mauser. The action on mine is somewhat stiff, but otherwise it is an accurate handy little rifle.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:55:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:00:37 PM EDT
nice
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:57:32 AM EDT
These rifles have apretty good kick to them. If you don't want to drill and tap the receiver get a scout mount. It mounts where the rear sight is and does not permanently alter to rifle. You need to use a scope with long eye relief in this setup.

There are a few quirks to this rifle. AS you have already disessembled it you know how to remove the cleaning rod. On some rifles, mine included, the cleaning rod tends to walk out while firing. Be aware of this. You cannot remove the cleaning rod to fire the rifle becasue it holds the front piece onto the stock. As mentioned above they have a pretty good kick to them. More than my other Mausers, Mosin-Nagants, or my '03 Springfield. If you take several rifles to the range, use this one last. Some people do hunt with them and they can be pretty accurate and for the price you paid you cannot go wrong. Value today is around $130 for one in good condition with a good bore.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:57:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 12:14:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 12:15:24 PM EDT by enforcer22]
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 7:38:08 PM EDT
I really hate to admit this, but I like it. What'd you use? Looks good.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 7:58:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 8:01:24 PM EDT by enforcer22]
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:43:40 PM EDT
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