Help identify my Mauser and what round it takes :)

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

  1. chim

    chim
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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

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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
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    x2 what MountainBear said.

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

    chim
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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

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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

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

    CLT65
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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
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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 :)
     
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  10. tahoe2

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

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

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