Hello all. I'm new to the mauser scene but have collected european military rifles for some time now. The reason I've joined (and this doesn't mean I won't be back) is my recent mauser purchase. It appears to be a wierd one or maybe an undesirable one. I need help identifying it before proceeding with any work.
It is clearly labeled mauser but has a turn down bolt and chinese or korean (I never payed attention in school) markings in the stock.
Many thanks to anyone who participates.
Oh, thoughts on what I should do with it?
As it turns... the bolt doesn't match the reciever. anyt ideas?
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OK- this is a REAL stab in the dark- you may have (operative word there is MAY) a Hanyang Carbine, made by the Chinese in roughly the 1935-45 period. Patterned after the mauser 88. See also Chung Kai Shek rifle. Link for ya: China