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Help identify my Mauser and what round it takes :)

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by chim, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. chim

    chim Clackamas County Member

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    I recently inherited this Mauser and have no idea what type it is or what round it takes so I will let the pictures do the talking.. hopefully someone can help me?

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  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    That is a Persian (Iran) Mauser made under contract by the Brno factory in the Czech Republic. It is essentially a VZ24 with Persian markings. Unless the caliber has been changed, it should be in 8mm Mauser.
     
  3. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    x2 what MountainBear said.

    Congrats! Those are some of the finest Mausers around! :)
     
  4. chim

    chim Clackamas County Member

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    Thanks for the help guys... I was leaning that direction when I bought some rounds for it a couple days ago.. just needed some verification and encouragement :)
     
  5. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you aren't 105% sure of the caliber, I HIGHLY recommend you take it to a qualified gunsmith so they can properly check the chamber and bore to determine the caliber.
     
  6. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    Samco Global had those for sale for years. Contract was for 8mm.
     
  7. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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    That's a nice looking old rifle! If the bore is in as nice of condition as the exterior it should be a good shooter.

    The "R8749" on the receiver is an importer marking. There should be more markings like that somewhere on either the receiver of towards the end of the barrel, that will likely state the importer, model, and caliber as per federal law (not that there's any doubt though, because Mountainbear is absolutely correct)

    I have a bunch of 8mm ammo I need to dig out one of these days and sell. I bought a whole bunch years ago and will never shoot it all.
     
  8. chim

    chim Clackamas County Member

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    I will check the barrel again but I am pretty sure I got all the markings accounted for unless I have to disassemble the rifle to find those markings which I really don't want to do :/

    I would be interested in buying some of your ammo though if that's what you are hinting at :)
     
  9. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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  10. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Seattle area, Washington state Member

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    chim, that is one beautiful "Persian", let us know how it shoots ?
     
  11. chim

    chim Clackamas County Member

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    Thanks, it may be a while but I will post :)