Santa Fe Mauser


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kennygarza
October 13, 2004, 09:57 PM
I have a Santa Fe sporterized Mauser dated 1946. It is chambered in .30-06. My question is what Mauser action is this, and how safe is it to shoot modern .30-06 loads? I love the rifle, but I'm less than thrilled with the safety. I can only get the safety to the 11 o'clock position before it hits the scope. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated.

KG

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rbernie
October 13, 2004, 10:19 PM
If my Sante Fe Enfield is any example, Golden State Arms most likely ground off all identifying marks from the receiver. In that case, you'll have to look at some of the features of the action to be sure. The easiest way to tell is to ensure that the receiver has a thumb cutout on the left side in front of the stripper clip bridge thingee, to verify that the bolt has two inline oblong holes on the bottom, and to ensure that the bolt cocking piece at the rear is prevented fro rotating by a plunger. If all of this is true, it's almost certainly a 98.

The safety can be replaced by a Dayton (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=5686&title=MARK+II+SAFETY) or a Timney/Beuhler (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=13149&title=BUEHLER-STYLE+LOW+SAFETY) unit. It'll probably take a bit of fittig to get either of these to work, so you might want to have a gunsmith do the work.

Hoploholic
October 14, 2004, 07:25 PM
If it is 30-06 it is most likely a Mexican model.

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