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Mystery Sniper's Rifle

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

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  1. Big Al Mass

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Looks like a mauser in an aftermarket stock
     
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    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.

    TCB
     
  5. Scooter22

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    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.
     
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    If there's any recoil at all, that thing will put his eye out!
     
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    almost looks like a thompson bbl,45acp?
     
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    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:
     
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    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
     
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    Am I the only one that noticed the spinner side focus?
     
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    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...
     
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    They could have mounted the scope a little closer to the barrel while they were at it.
     
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    Looks like a Hollywood Prop to me...............
     
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    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.
     
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    It needs more chrome and a little fur on the check piece would look nice too.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Anyone notice all the good trigger discipline in the IMFDB write up?
     
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    If the scope was mounted any lower you couldn't flip the safety, but it has a bolt handle bent to clear a low mounted scope, probably super glued together from spare parts.

    Surely they wouldn't have cut the barrel of a Thompson !
     
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    Numerich used to have finned Thompson barrels for near nothing in the way back, they likely still have them , but not for near nothing.

    Maybe three years ago Sportsmans guide had them if you wanted to build a dummy gun as part of a kit.

    Of course a 1928 style Thompson barrel would not keep the BATF happy in the US, but there have been 16.5 inch barrels made for semi autos sort of like the 1927 for ages, but they definitely were not cheap.

    Hmm a Mauser 98 or even 93 mated with a .45 ACP barrel......if you could make it use a 1911 magazine or maybe one of the newer double stacks...... Threaded muzzle of course.....Something like a Tuetonic De Lisle carbine...... hmmm. Maybe for non suppressed some loads with something slower burning than Unique or 231 that might like a 16.5 inch barrel.... darn good thing I do not have the money or equipment to experiment ....

    Actually the idea sort of reminds me of the .45 ACP Springfield 03-ish in Hatcher's Notebook.......

    -kBob
     
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