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Mystery Sniper's Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Big Al Mass, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Big Al Mass

    Big Al Mass Well-Known Member

    I came across this photo a while ago and there was no info as to who the men are or (more importantly) what the rifle is. It is clearly a Mauser action on some kind of aluminum stock. The barrel has cooling rings in the visible section.

    Any info appreciated.

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  2. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Well-Known Member

    Don't know where the pic came from but it looks like a movie "ghetto" special. That high scope mount isn't exactly stable and those ridges in the barrel really won't cool anything. Looks like a poorly machined barrel. That stock........:barf: I'll bet Rapcrap music was playing in the scene. Oh and I'll also bet they showed .50BMG rounds for the gun. Waste of a good Mauser.
  3. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a mauser in an aftermarket stock
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  4. barnbwt

    barnbwt Well-Known Member

    Barrel looks a bit thin compared to the length of the ejection port. The barrel, mount, rings, scope, and butt all culminate to scream "homebrew" to me :D. I'm guessing a 22LR blank firer for some Holy(er than thou)wood gun-defamation flick :D. The "intense stares" of the actors would seem to suggest a prop-gun as well.

  5. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Well-Known Member

    Thats a M98 action. Oh and if it was a 8x57/30-06 or other medium cartridge homeboy is going to get his eye poked with the scope.
  6. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Well-Known Member

    If there's any recoil at all, that thing will put his eye out!
  7. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    almost looks like a thompson bbl,45acp?
  8. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Looks like it was cobbled up in a poor african state from a mauser with a MG barrel and cheap scope and mounts. This is NOT what you want to have a terr pointing at U as it MAY be sighted in!:cuss:
  9. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    is that one of those scopes with the ferris wheel on the other side? i have no idea what those things are used for.

    hey,at least they didn't put the scope on backwards
  10. adelbridge

    adelbridge Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one that noticed the spinner side focus?
  11. brian923

    brian923 Well-Known Member

    I believe those scopes are made for airgun shooting. I think, but may be wrong, parallax adjustment? but that is a mauser action, maybe a mini mauser type since the action does look short, and I also agree that the barrel does resemble an old thompson barrel. but I would not call it a sniper rifle...
  12. PlaneJain

    PlaneJain Well-Known Member

    They could have mounted the scope a little closer to the barrel while they were at it.
  13. 303tom

    303tom member

    Looks like a Hollywood Prop to me...............
  14. akv3g4n

    akv3g4n Well-Known Member

  15. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    That can't be an original 8mm or 7mm Mauser. The action and barrel are way too thin. I'm suspecting a "Mini Mauser" like the ones made by Zastava chambered in .223. They're essentially 98's just scaled down. While they're accurate rifles, they're no long-range sniper.
  16. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Well-Known Member

    It needs more chrome and a little fur on the check piece would look nice too.
  17. Big Al Mass

    Big Al Mass Well-Known Member

  18. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    When I see a "spotter" with cornrows, I generally see it as not worth looking at anyway. Looking at the barbaric condition of the rifle, . . . even more so.
  19. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  20. Big Al Mass

    Big Al Mass Well-Known Member

    Well then the IMFDB is in error. Not surprising since it is a wiki-type site. This isn't the first time they are wrong on something.

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