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Old 12-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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I saw a FR7 for $475. I was wondering if anybody had any information about them?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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FR7 is a small ring Mauser. It should be chambered in 7.62x51. That rifle is worth 300.00 max, maybe more if Francisco Franco owned it and the rifle had papers to prove it.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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To be clear, the FR-7 has a "bent bolt" or turned down bolt handle. The FR-8 has a straight bolt handle. The FR-7 is less desirable than the FR-8 because the 7 is a small ring Mauser originally chambered in 7 X 57. Many consider the FR-7 to be unsafe to regularly fire 7.62 X 51 NATO ammo and VERY unsafe to regularly shoot full power .308 Winchester US commercial ammo, especially the Hornaday "Light Magnum" ammo.

The 8 is "probably" SAFER as it is a large ring Mauser originally chambered in 8 X 57.

Remember, all of these rifles are built with used military receivers and should be considered "suspect" until properly inspected by a competent gunsmith.

And, I would not give a dime over $250 for an FR-7

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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The FR-8 Special Purpose's you'll find will be in 7.62x51 -- people, I think reasonably, pass on the small-ring Mauser FR-7 all the time. If you were going to use only relatively mild factory ammo it might be fine but at that price I'd CERTAINLY pass it by.

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