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Unknown Gun (Mauser?)

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Hughzie, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Hughzie

    Hughzie Member

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    I inherited this gun from my grandfather among other guns but this one I’m not too sure what it is exactly. My guess is it’s a Mauser because of the receiver but I don’t know what kind of Mauser or if that’s not a Mauser stock.
     

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  2. tactikel

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    Mauser for sure. What caliber ? 7 or 8 mm. Stock looks to be a "sporterized" military one. If the bore is good you have a fine deer rifle. If you need to rebarrel you have about 10 caliber choices.
    Back in the '70s small ring Mausers from South America like yours were going for $75. Have it checked out by a gunsmith, shoot it, cherish it.
     
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  3. Jim Watson

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    Left side picture looks like a large ring.
    Strange crest and numbering.
    Rusty.
     
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  4. Hughzie

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    Not sure if it’s a 7mm or a 8mm, there was no ammo when I got it. It practically collected dust since my grandfathers main hunting rifle was a lee enfield which I have acquired.
     
  5. indy1919a4

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    The crest is a Spanish Air Force Mauser.. They started life in 8mm.

    M188_2.jpg
     
  6. Hughzie

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    Thank you. That’s the exact marking
     
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