Originally Posted by janikphoto
I just got one of these rifles from SG, and plan to play with it some. Does anyone know if one of the dedicated Mauser forums has a lot of help/info on these? I'd like to find a cleaning rod for it and talk to some other people who have owned and shot them before.
A search here only came up with a couple threads regarding the Chilean 1895 Mauser...
1895 Mauser is a small ring 95 action. The were built in Germany for export, some also in Belgium, 7x57 Mauser. Quite a few countries re-barreled them for 7.62x51 Nato, not .308.
In many respects it is similar to the Spanish Civil Guardia, another 7x57 converted to 7.62x51. Used w/ the correct 147gr Nato round they will last a life time. Standard .308 ammo is not a good idea w/ these rifles.
If you are looking for parts, try Numrich or Sarco.
I have or have had 2- 95 action, 2- 93 action, 6- 96 action, and 5- 98 action Mauser Military rifles.
Robo gave good advice for factory ammo.