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Help ID this rifle!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gkdir, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. gkdir

    gkdir Member

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    Caliber .243win
    Marked "Sears Heritage M-IV Supreme 122-5710
    Serial on reciever is Z-208XXX
    Mauser action of some type(drop floor with release in trigger guard)
    24" #2 barrel (no irons)
    Bolt release looks just like a Ruger M77 Mark
    Stock is high gloss walnut with rose wood tip and cap with white spacers, butt plate red waffled rubber,,frankly looks a great deal like the stock off one of my older model Weatherby Mark V's.
    Shoots sub moa with Federal blue box 100 grainers.

    Can someone Date this rifle, and supply a manufacturer. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Not familar with the designation, show pictures.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    As usual there's only so much we can do without pics


    I may be mistaken but I BELIEVE what you have is a sears branded FN mauser, does it say where it was made?

    If so A very prized and soughtafter firearm indeed
     
  4. NCsmitty

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    I found this picture of a Sears Heritage M-IV Supreme. Not sure of the manufacturer, probably FN, maybe.

    Update, found a thread indicating it's a Santa Barbara Mauser. (SPAIN)


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  5. Tom Hudson

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    for many years Sears sold some very nice FN rifles - they were really sleepers on the market - i know of more than one that the barrel was removed & turned on a lathe to remove the Sears - Normally the price would double when the barrel was de-branded - i have engraved a few over the years - but i haven't seen one in some time but they are still out there. tom
     
  6. 451 Detonics

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    It is a Spanish Mauser (98) made by Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares, S.A. in La Coruna, Spain. Figure late 60's through the early 80's.

    Just as a sidenote P.O. Ackley built quite a few on this action.
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    Interesting, I have seen Sears FNs and Sears Winchesters, but not a Sears Coruna before. Not to mention the Weatherbyoid stock.
     
  8. gkdir

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    Thanks to all that responded. Your information has added to my opinion of this rifle. Great looking, well built, and "very" accurate. I will file all this info in the gun file. When I get the camera up, I will post some pics, but they will be exactly like what a member already posted. Once again --thank you. THR has always been a source of great info.
    GD
     
  9. S. Hill

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    +1 on the Santa Barbara Mauser. I think that the FN's usually had the safety on the bolt shroud. (Not 100% sure of that)
     
  10. jgiehl

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    does it say made by firearms company of bridgewater, england?
     
  11. gkdir

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    Does not have a "manufacturer" on it any where.
     
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