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Firearms international 30/06

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by joebu, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. joebu

    joebu Washington New Member

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    Trying to round up some history on a rifle that was passed down to me from my Dad. It is a firearms international and I have looked for other markings- as the internet says this was a gun distributor not a gun maker, but am not finding alot. the other thing my Dad told me was that this used to be a sniper rifle for the military (not sure which branch) and is one of the truest natural sites there is... if anyone knows some more history on firearms internationals I would love to hear it.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pitchers will get your answer
     
  4. joebu

    joebu Washington New Member

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    Thanks, that helps Mark.
    Is there any validity that they were used as sniper rifles- all the info I'm reading (in the link) talks about is that the military purchased them. I also wonder- does that mean there are a bunch of 30/06 and they could have different manufacturers...how is there any consistency in the weapons if that is the case?
     
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I remember F.I.E. as an importer of surplus military arms.
    The '06 is probably a rechambered '98 Mauser.
    From what I remember, any "mod" work done on the various arms was of pretty good quality.
    Nice hand-me-down.


    Dean
     
  6. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    You forgot to write, "...of beer...". =)