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Old 05-27-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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I've been looking over old threads and there is a lot of knowledge here! Hopefully y'all can help me with some of that knowledge.

This is what I supposedly know so far...
1893 Spanish Mauser in 7mm.
Wrong rear sight.
Numbers don't match.
Excellent condition otherwise.

My questions:
Is it common for it to have a German marked receiver?
I've not seen a receiver with no crest markings at all; is that common?
Any other info would be appreciated!

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Here is what you should have for the Spanish Mauser. I will do some more checking on what you have....


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Thanks for any info!

fyi... the disassembly page on the 1893 Spanish Mauser at surplusrifles.com looks just like it. For some reason this one is an oddball with the uncrested German stamped receiver.

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Was the crest scrubbed off? It is hard to tell from the picture. It may have gone through the civil war, a lot of crests were scrubbed off then. They were originally made by Loewe and DWM in Germany then produced under license in Spain. Obviously yours is DWM German made.

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It looks as if it never had a crest stamped on it.

I've been doing some more browsing and found some more info.

1. Supposedly there were a very few Spanish Navy D.W.M. rifles. They had different stocks but it seems this rifle was refurbed at some point so it has a different stock and the #'s don't match.
2. I found a photo of a Boer Mauser at antiquearms.com that looks identical to it.

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I find this very interesting, so I'm following along on this mystery.

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Nope, It is a south Americian. There were 7x57 large and small ring Mausers sold to the rebels in the Spanish Civil war. Can you take a pic of the entire receiver, underside of the bolt and a pic of the whole rifle? Seial number - last 3 digits JP

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Here you go. This is the best that I could do on short notice.

Thanks again!

Last three digits of the serial # is 735. FYI, the bolt # doesn't match.





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Nope, not a Spanish Mauser in my opinion. DOES look like a German Model '93 though.

Here's my 1916 Spanish Mauser in 7 X 57:

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mauser04.jpg

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Note the oval pressure relief hole on the left side of the receiver in the second picture. That was added in 1916 when they remodeled the old '93's at the arsenal in Oviedo in 1916.



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