Identify wierd rifle??

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by savageman97, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    Me and my dad just got this old rifle and all I know is what is in the pictures. Any info helps.
     

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If I'm not mistaken it should be marked
    .22 s l lr
     
  4. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    No it's a 30-06. That's what it says on the barrel at least. Sorry for the crummy pics.
     
  5. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Same deal, Monkey Wards store brand. Probably a Mossberg 800 ot 810 or a Fabrique Nationale. What all do you want to know about it? What is thew model number, couldn't quite make it out.
     
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  6. savageman97

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    It's ejn 757 and I as looking it up on the Internet and it says it built on a mouser action?
     
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  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Please hold very still so I can whack you. *WHACK*

    No matter how much I blow up the pic, I cannot read the MODEL NUMBER on the rifle . Thi was made for Montgomery Ward using their store brand. I have a couple of cross reference tables BUT NEED THE MODEL NUMBER.

    *WHACK*

    They were made by several makers, including Mauser- and that one looks as if it COULD be a Mauser- but we need the model number. It is right under the Westernfield brand.

    *WHACK*

    EDIT: You posted the model number while I was searching. THAT is a Colt Model 57. Made by FN (Fabrique National) using the Mauser pattern bolt.
     
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  9. rocshaman

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    I think it's a Mauser based action made by FN.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    Wierd rifle? I'll send you $100.00 and it can join my Wierd rifles. Nice Mauser built by FN. Nice large ring Mauser. Could be a 7x57. Should be .30-06.

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  11. bigdaddy573

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    Looks like a jc higgens model 51 they was made off the muaser action and was chambered in 270 and 30-06
     
  12. savageman97

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    Sorry about that its ejn 757
     
  13. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    It's a commercial mauser action built by FN in Belgium. Apparently they
    were barrelled and stocked in the states specifically for Wards (there
    was also a Sears version). Unlike most "house brand" guns, there is not
    a direct crossover to any particular model manufactured by a regular
    firearms maker.
     
  14. rocshaman

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    Ward's "Western Field' ( Fabrique Nationale),EJN-757 "Deluxe Mauser",.30-06,22" bbl.,7lb. 8 oz.,14 3/8" L.O.P. 90%
     
  15. JTJ

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    Golden State Arms (California) imported rifles built on FN and Sako actions for Montgomery Ward with the Western Field Logo. That is not a typical Mossberg bolt or stock.
     
  16. jpattersonnh

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    I deleted my last post. The stupidity here amazes me. I'm sure some were not born yesterday. IT IS A FN LARGE RING MAUSER< IT WAS FULLY BUILT IN BELGUIM>
     
  17. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Maybe. I've seen some references that say the actions were imported,
    and they were barrelled/stocked right here in the USA.

    OP---What does it have on it for proof marks? If it was a barrelled
    action or complete gun imported from FN, there should be Belgian
    proof marks on both the barrel and action.
     
  18. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    Nope the only proof mark is on the action