Israeli Mauser


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Cosmoline
October 2, 2011, 12:55 AM
I wasn't planning on getting one of these, but it pretty much fell in my lap this afternoon for a reasonable price. You rarely see them around here.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/Mauser.png

The bore is OK but was very badly copper fouled. It took a few hours of scrubbing to get down to shine again.

It appears to be an FN made one which means it's likely post-1948 but was obviously used quite a bit. The patina is thick and speaks of many long years in hot desert sun. It should enjoy the cooling off it's about to get.

Anyone have experience with the best 7.62 rounds for these? Bullet weights?

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Jonny V
October 2, 2011, 01:05 AM
I'd bet on your standard 7.62 ball ammo, but only hours of arduous testing and a nose to the grindstone work ethic will solve it.....:)

madcratebuilder
October 2, 2011, 07:18 AM
I'm sure these would be optimized for 147-155gr nato ball.

Your rifle would be a great companion for my new Syrian marked Mauser.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Yugo/YUGO48.jpg

Blue Brick
October 2, 2011, 08:48 AM
Nice!! Under $300?

Onmilo
October 2, 2011, 11:34 AM
Major crack on that Syrian handguard eh???

Sam Cade
October 2, 2011, 03:19 PM
Excellent find Cosmo!

vellocet
October 2, 2011, 04:25 PM
Groovy crest.

Cosmoline
October 2, 2011, 04:31 PM
Nice!! Under $300?

A bit over, but when fate hands me a rifle I don't argue ;-) Besides getting on here from gunbroker means $35 to $40 in shipping plus another $20 ffl fee, so you have to include that in comparisons. Most are selling at auction for between $200 for real ratty ones to $450 for mint condition. This isn't mint, but the patina speaks of a lot of field use and the bore isn't half bad now that the copper is finally cleaned out.

Babarsac
October 2, 2011, 04:41 PM
I just picked one up myself. What kind of stocks work as replacements?

dprice3844444
October 2, 2011, 04:49 PM
i see a scout rifle build here

Cosmoline
October 2, 2011, 05:20 PM
Maybe if Darrell made a mount. I'm not going to smith this, it's a real piece of interesting history.

Blue Brick
October 2, 2011, 06:14 PM
A bit over, but when fate hands me a rifle I don't argue ;-)

LOL

Cosmoline
January 10, 2013, 01:21 AM
A few more pics per request

aacider85
January 10, 2013, 02:04 AM
The sad thing is that the stock on your old heavily used rifle has prettier wood than most brand new production rifles these days.

Beautiful piece, sir.

SlamFire1
January 10, 2013, 05:57 PM
Yours is better than mine. I have one built around a WW2 slave labor receiver. The machine work is horribly rough. The slaves did something to sabotage production as my rifle will not reliably feed 308 rounds.

Interesting piece of history though.

HoosierQ
January 11, 2013, 10:31 AM
I wasn't planning on getting one of these, but it pretty much fell in my lap this afternoon for a reasonable price. You rarely see them around here.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/Mauser.png

The bore is OK but was very badly copper fouled. It took a few hours of scrubbing to get down to shine again.

It appears to be an FN made one which means it's likely post-1948 but was obviously used quite a bit. The patina is thick and speaks of many long years in hot desert sun. It should enjoy the cooling off it's about to get.

Anyone have experience with the best 7.62 rounds for these? Bullet weights?
So this is a mauser 98 rebarrelled to 7.62 NATO? Rebarrelled by a gov't armory? If so very cool. If not, very cool.

Cosmoline
January 11, 2013, 01:36 PM
I don't know if FN made these in 7.62 for the IDF or if they were converted.

eastbank
January 11, 2013, 03:33 PM
the israelie creasted FN,s were made by fn in 8mm for israel and later rebarreled to 7.62x51. my fn 98 israelie is a rebarreled 8mm to 7.62 and has a replacement stock,serial number on the reciever is 619680,the stock number id 2092, over all the rifle is in very good condition with a ex bore and it shots into 1.5-2.0 inches at 100yds from a rest, i also have a dot 45 post war 98 also used and converted to 7.62x51 by the israelies. eastbank.

R.W.Dale
January 11, 2013, 03:42 PM
While not exactly an Israeli Mauser it is built around a new x51 Israeli barrel as well as an unholy assortment of Spanish and nazi parts.

Its a faux "American eagle" Mauser 98/85

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/krochus/ColorTouch-1.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/krochus/2011-12-27130950.jpg



After bedding it shoots nosler 175hpbt bullets VERY well.


posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complains about

wlewisiii
January 11, 2013, 11:10 PM
Nice. That's one I'd love to have in my safe as well. I agree that good service 7.62 will probably be best and would enjoy proving it. Have fun!

horsemen61
January 11, 2013, 11:12 PM
looks good

kBob
January 12, 2013, 10:19 AM
Nice looking IDF rifle.

WHen those came in en Mass I did not have two dimes to rub together as I was playing grad student at the time. I almost hurt someone over the nicest I saw as it was also the worst I saw..... it was nice until someone welded a scope mount over the reciever and put a yellow eyed tasco on it.

I really wanted a K98 in 7.62 as I liked K98s and I liked 7.62....

When the FR8s I wsa playing schoolt teacher in public schools AND trying to buy some of the "black guns" I felt I needed at the time, so those got away.

Then on a trip up to Central georgia before the Firearms owners protection act I ran accross the South American 7.62 K98s and of course was not in a contiguous county so......

Still don't got no NATO Mauser..... and cheap 7 and 8 are gitting harder and harder to find and nastier and nastier.....

I like the 'mrican Eagle mauser as well and gotta ask where that came from or who did the work especially that there Eagle?

-kBob

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