Marked "Sears Heritage M-IV Supreme 122-5710
Serial on reciever is Z-208XXX
Mauser action of some type(drop floor with release in trigger guard)
24" #2 barrel (no irons)
Bolt release looks just like a Ruger M77 Mark
Stock is high gloss walnut with rose wood tip and cap with white spacers, butt plate red waffled rubber,,frankly looks a great deal like the stock off one of my older model Weatherby Mark V's.
Shoots sub moa with Federal blue box 100 grainers.
Can someone Date this rifle, and supply a manufacturer. Thanks for the help.
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January 5, 2011, 09:29 PM
Not familar with the designation, show pictures.
January 5, 2011, 09:32 PM
As usual there's only so much we can do without pics
I may be mistaken but I BELIEVE what you have is a sears branded FN mauser, does it say where it was made?
If so A very prized and soughtafter firearm indeed
January 5, 2011, 09:45 PM
I found this picture of a Sears Heritage M-IV Supreme. Not sure of the manufacturer, probably FN, maybe.
Update, found a thread indicating it's a Santa Barbara Mauser. (SPAIN)
January 5, 2011, 10:24 PM
for many years Sears sold some very nice FN rifles - they were really sleepers on the market - i know of more than one that the barrel was removed & turned on a lathe to remove the Sears - Normally the price would double when the barrel was de-branded - i have engraved a few over the years - but i haven't seen one in some time but they are still out there. tom
January 6, 2011, 05:20 AM
It is a Spanish Mauser (98) made by Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares, S.A. in La Coruna, Spain. Figure late 60's through the early 80's.
Just as a sidenote P.O. Ackley built quite a few on this action.
January 6, 2011, 09:39 AM
Interesting, I have seen Sears FNs and Sears Winchesters, but not a Sears Coruna before. Not to mention the Weatherbyoid stock.
January 6, 2011, 12:02 PM
Thanks to all that responded. Your information has added to my opinion of this rifle. Great looking, well built, and "very" accurate. I will file all this info in the gun file. When I get the camera up, I will post some pics, but they will be exactly like what a member already posted. Once again --thank you. THR has always been a source of great info.
January 6, 2011, 02:08 PM
+1 on the Santa Barbara Mauser. I think that the FN's usually had the safety on the bolt shroud. (Not 100% sure of that)
January 8, 2011, 06:25 AM
does it say made by firearms company of bridgewater, england?
January 8, 2011, 10:55 PM
Does not have a "manufacturer" on it any where.
January 9, 2011, 07:43 AM
If it is FN made, it should probably have belgian proofmarks on it somewhere.