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Help ID a Mauser

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by uabfan, May 12, 2006.

  1. uabfan

    uabfan Active Member

    Got this from my Dad and not sure of the county of manufacture or model. Guessing by the long (29") barrel it's not a K98. Would that make it a plain ole' Mauser 98?

    Any help appreciated. Bad pics attached.

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  2. uabfan

    uabfan Active Member

    On top of the receiver is what is drawn in the attached pic. Below that is "1954". On the left side of the receiver is what I guess is the serial number of "4096" and then a "98." and a "Th." The bolt and magazine floorplate have different 4 digit numbers.

    Haven't taken it apart yet. Don't see any caliber markings, although, Dad already shot 8mm Mauser through it. The round fit, fired, shot well and didn't blow up.....guess it's an 8mm.:D

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  3. alamo

    alamo Well-Known Member

    Is that a straight bolt?
  4. uabfan

    uabfan Active Member

    Yes, straight bolt.
  5. uabfan

    uabfan Active Member

    Another bad pic. The advantage of fancy digital cameras are lost on me.

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  6. alamo

    alamo Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert but it's certainly not a 98K. Somebody will know.
  7. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    I think it's a Turkish Mauser.

    Look here: http://www.turkmauser.com/models.aspx

    1954 ATF Marked Rifles
    It appears that the Turks rebuilt a bunch of rifles in 1954 using some WWI Gew 98's. These have had the receiver ring shortened to make a hand guard holder. These may not be the safest rifles to shoot due to the shortened receiver.
  8. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Yup Ankara Tufek Fabrikast
  9. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

  10. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    There's something oddly humorous about a rifle with "ATF" inscribed on it.
  11. MagnumCaliber357

    MagnumCaliber357 Well-Known Member

    Does it cock when you push the botl foward or does it cock when you pull the bolt back? My understanding, and correct me it im wrong, is that old turkish mausers like the one i have cock when the bolt is pushed foward. If its a large ring newer mauser, the bolt will be cocked when you pull the bolt back and extract the empty brass.
  12. uabfan

    uabfan Active Member

    It appears that it cocks when the bolt is turned to open. Don't need to pull the bolt back....just turn it up and back down.

    "These may not be the safest rifles to shoot due to the shortened receiver."

    Hmmm, anything to this? Kinda got me worried.

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