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RL357Mag 07-06-2008 02:24 AM

Ever see one of these..
 
Ever see one of these?

fapprez 07-06-2008 02:46 AM

As a matter of fact, I have seen two. Just look at the post above mine.:)

RL357Mag 07-06-2008 03:00 AM

Hey that's funny! But I asked if you saw one not two...

MrRemmy 07-06-2008 09:07 AM

Hi RL, i have indeed seen a few of these, which i believe is a spanish mauser FR-8 special purpose rifle, which were early 1940's spanish mausers reworked/rebuilt back in the 50's and chambered in 7.62x51. This is one mauser i dont yet have in my collection, and that one looks to be in nice condition. nice rifle ;)

RL357Mag 07-06-2008 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MrRemmy (Post 30552)
Hi RL, i have indeed seen a few of these, which i believe is a spanish mauser FR-8 special purpose rifle, which were early 1940's spanish mausers reworked/rebuilt back in the 50's and chambered in 7.62x51. This is one mauser i dont yet have in my collection, and that one looks to be in nice condition. nice rifle ;)

Hey MrRemmy! Indeed you are correct! I picked it up at a gun show in the early 90's for $169. The stock felt like a piece of rough-sawn pine, so I sanded and oiled it and it actually was a very nice piece of black walnut! It shoots beautifully. I wish I could find another one. I should have bought the second one that the gun show dealer had. The only problem with them is that you cannot mount a scope because of the rear aperature weldment.

MrRemmy 07-07-2008 08:51 AM

You did a fine job of bringing her to that condition RL, it looks fantastic and for such a good price. I would most definetly like one like that in my collection, and probably the one of the nicest mausers i have is an early 50's belgian FN in 30-06, it also shoots beautifully.

RL357Mag 07-07-2008 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MrRemmy (Post 30724)
You did a fine job of bringing her to that condition RL, it looks fantastic and for such a good price. I would most definetly like one like that in my collection, and probably the one of the nicest mausers i have is an early 50's belgian FN in 30-06, it also shoots beautifully.

Thanks, but it was in fine condition when I bought it - just needed some sanding and oiling. I'm thinking of trying the same procedure on my SKS - the wood texture on that gun is very similar to the way the FR-8 was when I bought it. I hate a gun with a crappy stock! I want one of those Belgium FN Mausers too! IF you find one let me know where....


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