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Santa Fe Mauser

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kennygarza, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. kennygarza

    kennygarza New Member

    Feb 12, 2004
    DFW, Texas
    I have a Santa Fe sporterized Mauser dated 1946. It is chambered in .30-06. My question is what Mauser action is this, and how safe is it to shoot modern .30-06 loads? I love the rifle, but I'm less than thrilled with the safety. I can only get the safety to the 11 o'clock position before it hits the scope. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated.

  2. rbernie
    • Contributing Member

    rbernie Senior Elder

    Jan 21, 2004
    Norra Texas
    If my Sante Fe Enfield is any example, Golden State Arms most likely ground off all identifying marks from the receiver. In that case, you'll have to look at some of the features of the action to be sure. The easiest way to tell is to ensure that the receiver has a thumb cutout on the left side in front of the stripper clip bridge thingee, to verify that the bolt has two inline oblong holes on the bottom, and to ensure that the bolt cocking piece at the rear is prevented fro rotating by a plunger. If all of this is true, it's almost certainly a 98.

    The safety can be replaced by a Dayton or a Timney/Beuhler unit. It'll probably take a bit of fittig to get either of these to work, so you might want to have a gunsmith do the work.
  3. Hoploholic

    Hoploholic member

    Jan 1, 2003
    If it is 30-06 it is most likely a Mexican model.

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