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Old 05-06-2012, 05:54 AM
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I've tried attaching 2 photos of the gun. The only numbers I can find are "1940" on one side of action, and "1421" on the other. It has been converted to 25-06. So I guess the action is the only thing that is Mauser. I was told by the guy I got it from that the action is a Mauser 98.
Any and all info would be helpful as I am thinking about selling it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:55 PM
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It's a Columbian Mauser, beyond that I can't help with the pic's you have. I couldn't make out everything but did see the columbia on the crest
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:17 AM
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If you click on the thumbnails they get big enough to read.
The first one has stamped in it "FAB. NAT. D'ARMES de GUERRE ~ HERSTAL - BELGIQUE"
I've wondered is it made in Belgium for the Columbian Gov't, or made in Columbia?

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Old 05-07-2012, 06:31 PM
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I'll dig out my "Small Arms of the World" in the next couple days and see if I can't get you a little more info on your gun. But for the time being here are some links you might find intersting.

http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=15787

https://www.libertytreecollectors.co...idproduct=1206

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...bian-FN-Mauser

http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge...mbien%20gb.htm
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:58 AM
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Thanks! Again, the action is the Mauser 98 only. Everything else is aftermarket.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:07 PM
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You have a very fine action....made by FN of Belgium for contract to Columbia.....and it hasn't been scalloped when rebarreled to .30-06 as so many Columbians were...

It's a fine M-98 Mauser to be coveted.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:38 PM
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What about 25-06 and "scalloping"?
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dig4gold View Post
What about 25-06 and "scalloping"?
The dish shaped cut to the receiver ring ( I referred to as scalloped) was to facilitate top feeding from stripper clips....it's not necessary for hand feeding rounds to the magazine.....and that action will hold the .25-06 with little to no alteration.....go for it but don't scallop it as there's no real reason.
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