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Old 05-23-2016, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for checking.
I got the last one that guns Inc
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But it's not from a long branch. So Iam still looking.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:20 PM
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I enjoy them, but only have two: a Spanish mauser in 8mm and a Mosin Nagant 91/30.

The Mosin is typical. Shoots decently. The Mauser I have not yet fired. Right now, the Mauser is getting a stock repair.


I have payed with some others over the years: a Fnnish variant of the Mosin and a Nagant Revolver. I don't have either now.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:26 AM
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Never had a mosin nagant.

But I enjoy learning about the history ,that goes with military surplus rifles And of coarse shooting them

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Old 05-25-2016, 04:40 AM
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Father Forkhorn, are you sure the Spanish Mauser is 8MM? Most of them were in 7X57, the Argentine was different but still not 8X57. I certainly am not very knowledgeable about Mausers, but I have not heard of a Spanish Mauser. Make sure before shooting.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:07 AM
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If it's an 1893 or a 1916 Spanish Mauser then it was originally a 7x57. But it could have been rebarreled or it could have been a foreign import to Spain. Some of those were shipped by mistake.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:10 PM
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I would want to check it out. If it is a small ring Mauser I am not sure that it is strong enough for 8MM ammo, but many were made in 7MM. I think I would want a large ring and '98 action for the 8MM. Hopefully, someone knows and will tell us.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:36 PM
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The only Spanish mauser I had , was rechambered
For 308. And I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it. Got rid of it quick.
I would take it to a gun Smith, and find out for sure.
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:23 PM
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I sportorized an 8mm 98 mauser for my brother in 1971. He bought it 2 years earlier at Boscov's department store where they had barrels of them for 20 bucks. It was my first attempt and it came out pretty nice, I used a semi inletted Fagen stock and semi is the operative word . I glass bedded the barrel and action and reblued the barrel myself by stripping the old bluing and boiling the barreled action on the kitchen stove, then when it flashed dry applied Birchwood casey cold bluing, steel wooled it and boiled and re applied about 20 times. I had the bolt handled chromed and bent and the bold jeweled. I removed the sights and had it drilled and tapped for scope mounts. I did the stock with Birchwood Casey True oil, about 12 coats 0000 steel woole rub between coats. The bluing is as shiney and black today as it was when I did the gun and it shoots very well. here are some pics.






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Old 05-25-2016, 04:47 PM
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Pretty piece there Oldtimr!!!
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jenks
Father Forkhorn, are you sure the Spanish Mauser is 8MM? Most of them were in 7X57, the Argentine was different but still not 8X57. I certainly am not very knowledgeable about Mausers, but I have not heard of a Spanish Mauser. Make sure before shooting.
Yes, it is definitely 8mm. I have what's called an M43 and they were all 8mm. Basically it's a knock off of the German k98k/ M98, with a few minor differences like sling attachments. It also has a straight bolt, though not all do. They aren't exceptionally collectible, so they make good, affordable shooters.

The 1916 and the 1893 came in 7x57. A lot of 1916s were rechambered to 7.62x51 eventually. Here's a good link to the different types of Spanish mausers.

http://milpas.cc/rifles/ZFiles/Spani...AUSERS.wps.htm

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