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Need some help identifying a 7mm Spanish Mauser-I Think...

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by linflas, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. linflas

    linflas Salem, OR Member

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    Father in law gave me this gun, said his dad purchased it for him in the early 60's used, he did not know the history prior. His Dad had the stock cut down for him, so it is "kid" sized.

    Identifying numbers are in pictures, and that is a yard stick.

    Any help in a direction to go with identify this weapon would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking.

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  2. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    There are a couple of indicators I see in your photos that point out (to me at least) that you might have a Spanish Mauser of 1893/1916 vintage. By blowing up your picture I believe I see a rib in the left side of the receiver. All 1893/1916 rifles have this rib and also the bottom of the bolt face will be squared off. Check your bolt face.

    A second indicator is the serial number. These rifles commonly have two types of serial numbers; a letter followed by a number, or as in your case: the number 2 followed by a letter (V in your rifle) followed by a 4 digit number.

    If the rifle were mine I would first remove the scope and mounts and check for a crest that might be hidden under them. Look carefully; it might be partially or wholly ground off. Next I would consider removing the stock completely and checking for additional marks.
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dumb question----wouldn't it say something like "hecho en espana" instead of "made in spain"?? Is it an export gun of some sort?
     
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  4. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    My dad is saying it's probably a commercial spanish/argentine.
     
  5. linflas

    linflas Salem, OR Member

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    Bolt is square at the bottom so the 1893 model I believe. I will remove the scope, and look for any makers marks, or stamps, I am new to firearms, and have never removed the stock from a rifle before. I will look for some youtube or some such.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Removing the rifle from stock is as simple as undoing the action screws, one in front of the mag cover and one behind the trigger....(if you had the military stock on it, there would be several other steps)....
     
  7. linflas

    linflas Salem, OR Member

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    Thanks, yeah watched a couple of YouTube videos, figured out the 2 screws. Will have time tomorrow night.

    Any advice on supplies for cleaning up this gun, some rust and other residue I see.
     
  8. linflas

    linflas Salem, OR Member

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    More pics:

    Beginning of barrel on the top, just forward of receiver

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    Underside front of receiver

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    Trigger Assembly

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    That is all the stamps I could find, let me know if you need more pics to help you, help me :)

    Thanks,

    James
     
  9. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Checking my Spanish Mauser mark resources I tend to agree with Rix and his dad. Thank you for the additional pictures.
     
  10. linflas

    linflas Salem, OR Member

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    Fred from spanmauhome believes it was originally a 29" barrel Manufactured in Oviedo, Spain in 1927-1928 according to the serial numbers. So I think I have an answer. New questions to these answers? Why would you cut down the barrel?
     
  11. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Barrels are cut down for a number of reasons. The most common is to make for a more compact hunting rifle.

    Keith
     
  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I agree here. I see the same thing in my books!
     
  13. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I could not open the pictures , so I might be way of base here, but when I worked at a pawn shop , we used to get cut down Spanish Mausers in a lot , many were also converted to .308.
    Have you checked to see for sure what caliber your rifle is in?
    Andy
     
  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This thread is from 2011, the photos in the links are probably long gone by now.