Spanish Mauser chambered in 6.5x55 Swedish?


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docnyt
February 23, 2011, 01:12 AM
I hope you learned members can shed some light on this. I found a local seller advertising a Mauser chambered in 6.5x55 with Swedish barrel but with "La Coruna (sp)" stamped on the receiver.

I was intrigued by the possibility of a Swedish Mauser available locally but in doing some research, what is being sold is likely a Spanish Mauser rebarelled in 6.5x55 with Swedish parts.

I'll have a look-see later today. Can anybody comment on how stable and accurate such a platform would be?

I've read the large ring Mausers can be rebarrelled in different calibers but have no personal experience. Your input is appreciated.

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rcmodel
February 23, 2011, 12:34 PM
Undoubtly a basement workshop parts gun.

How stable, accurate, and perhaps more importently, safe is it?

Only the Shadow knows!
It could be great if the parts assembler knew what he was about.

Or it could be dangerous if some amature screwed the barrel on with a pipe wrench with no headspace guage checks, etc.

I'd keep looking for a Swede if thats really what you want.

rc

docnyt
February 23, 2011, 12:41 PM
Yeah I kinda thought so. I cancelled my meeting with the guy. I'll just keep looking for a true Swede Mauser.

GCBurner
February 23, 2011, 03:26 PM
A lot of the small receiver Mausers can use the same barrels. I've got a Model 93 in 7x57mm made in Oviedo in 1937, and it works fine. I think the steel in the Swedish Model 94s and 96s is probably tougher, but I haven't seen where anyone has done a side-by-side test to see which Mauser will blow up first when overloaded.

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