Originally Posted by ran440
Wow! nice pic.
The reason it is in such rough shape is that it went through a flood. Was rusted sooooo bad the only way I could clean it up was to blast it. Figured it was better than just trashing it.
I used to do insurance repairs and this is how I acquired it.
Ok then it could not be helped. In any case it is definitely a Spanish Mauser. Do you remember what year was stamped on the receiver?
If you do just start typing "Fabica de Armas Oviedo Mauser" in Google and a bunch of date options will pop up. Lots of info on them out there.