can you help me identify?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by simplepeddler, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. simplepeddler

    simplepeddler New Member

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    My apologies for this being my first post.....but I need help.

    Can you help me identify this weapon?
    all that is marked in .300 sav and a few numbers.
    The rifle was given to me by my father.
    He was a novice collector and recently sold most everything to Cabela's.
    I've had this one for 25 years and want to trade or sell, so I just need to know what it even really is.

    thanks in advance gentlemen and ladies IMG_0245.jpg
     
  2. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Some closer pics of the action ,both sides, will reveil much. It appears to be a 98 mauser built by some gunsmith into the gun it is today. It definately doesnt look like a factory built rifle. For us mauser fans this was a common conversion. The value isnt that much as there were
    MANY millions of these made. Value can be increased by the maker of the action.
     

  3. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    .300 Savage is a great round.

    Yours appears to be on a military Mauser 98 action of some kind. Most of the commercial Mausers had a thumb safety instead of the military lever. Can you post some clearer pics of the other side of the receiver?

    How does the bbl look?

    For the pittance you will get if you sell it, just hold onto it.

    I'm heavy on Mauser hunting rifles, or would probably buy it from you. I like Mausers.
     
  4. simplepeddler

    simplepeddler New Member

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    thanks

    thanks Gentlemen.

    couple more pics. I would keep the piece, but I have no emotional tie to this weapon at all.
    Just taking up space in a very limited gun safe.
    IMG_0246.jpg
     
  5. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Any pics of the left side of the receiver that are a bit farther forward, and clearer?

    It is a sporterized military Mauser, but which one...
     
  6. simplepeddler

    simplepeddler New Member

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    sorry man

    Can you tell I'm not a rifle guy??
    safe full of scatter guns.......this is one of two rifles. IMG_0249.jpg

    IMG_0251.jpg

    IMG_0250.jpg
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Don't know about you being a "rifle guy", but I can tell you're not a photographer! Haha.

    It is a small ring Mauser, but I'm still not 100% on the origin. Tell us about the markings. Language, etc.
     
  8. simplepeddler

    simplepeddler New Member

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    No Doubt

    Fair enough....LOL
    dang I-phone....

    No markings other than .300 SAV and numbers.....ZR ????
    and a few other number markings
     
  9. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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  10. simplepeddler

    simplepeddler New Member

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    ?

    Ya killin me smalls............
    sure enough I would have bet I was going to get that post. LOL

    I'm a coonass .....down da bayou in South Louisiana.......you believe all da guns are in da safe??
     
  11. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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  12. Snakedriver

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    The oval hole on the left side of the receiver is a characteristic of the 1916 Spanish Mauser, a small ring Mauser that began life as a '93. The hole is a vent that was added when the old '93's were rearsenaled and converted in Ovieto, Spain in approx 1916. They originally were in 7mm Mauser (7 X 57). That scope mount is ratty as hell and it looks like the rear receiver hump has been ground off to accomodate the scope base. The wood looks like it could be cleaned up nicely though.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  13. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    I agree with SNAKEDRIVER the oval hole give this away as a 1893 mauser derivitive.
     
  14. simplepeddler

    simplepeddler New Member

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    yea the scope mount is rough for sure.......but at 21 with no money in my pocket, I took anything dad would give me.:(:(

    this is the rifle I learned that I really really did not like to deer hunt with!
    :D:D

    Thanks for all the input gentlemen, appreciate it for sure