Info on my old 30-06

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bobbyb13, Jun 24, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

    639
    0
    0
    My pictures suck. This rifle was given to me 45 years ago by my Dad. It is a 98 action I think. The markings on it are as follows
    On the Barrell a oval with a crown on it, inside the oval is E over LG with a Star. The bareel also has in front of the crown and ovel +A on it. On the action isFAB NAT.D'ARMES de GUERRE hERSTAL-BELGIQUE On the right side of the action is MODELO 1935 The barrell, action, bolt all have the same 5 diget serial number. Only rifle I have ever used for Deer.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

    639
    0
    0
    More bad pics

    here the rest
     

    Attached Files:


  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    10,888
    1
    0
    Nice old rifle, bobby. What does that thing weigh? Gotta be at least 14#'s, no? :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  4. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

    606
    1
    0
    Is it a baked grey or black finish on the rifle? Could not really tell with your pics:D
     
  5. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

    639
    0
    0
    Black. Or deep blued finish.
     
  6. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

    639
    0
    0
    9 lbs even. I'll leave for matt, and Josh to fight over.:rolleyes:
     
  7. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    10,888
    1
    0
    Sorry to jack the thread, but only you know the answer to this question:

    IF Matty and Josh WERE to get into some fisticuffs, who would win? Or, would it be like me and my brother where no one would die, but we'd both be beat to a pulp? :)

    Sorry I don't have info on the rifle, but I'm sure someone will come up with something. :p
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    6,262
    5
    0
    I called remington today. After being on hold for 20minutes,lol, I found out my rifle was made in march,1983. They couldn't give me a value for it.

    1-800-243-9700 if anyone wants to call for their info.
    It's a BDL 30-06.

    I think yours is a bdl as well if the magazine floor plate is on a hinge.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Anyone here have a gun bluebook? I'd like to find out the approximate value as well.
     
  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    6,262
    5
    0
    Wait,

    I just reread your post. Forget what I said. :eek:
     
  10. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

    606
    1
    0
    :D
    I found some information on a rifle similar to yours. I think it is a Belgian army contract Mauser short rifle made by FN, Herstal, Belgium. The navy ones had a grey finish on them. If you click the link and go about 3 down you will see one that is made similer to yours. RiflesMauser
    And here is a google book on Mausers that you might find some more information on. I am on pg 52 and still reading:D

    Mauser Military Rifles of the World - Google Books
     
  11. Dshusker

    Dshusker New Member

    10
    0
    0
    Looks like a Modelo 1935 Argentine Mauser 98 made in Belgium and shipped to Argentina in 1935-1936. Obviously, it was sporterized with a new stock. I would have to look at the markings to confirm it was Argentine. Some of the 1935 Modelos were made for Peru and Chile, possibly other South American countries. Many gunsmiths prefer this Mauser action to the ones produced in Germany.
     
  12. smithy

    smithy New Member

    5
    0
    0
    30-06

    Im pretty sure minionsram was right on the country of manufacture. All of the mausers that i have seen that came from Peru,Chile,and Argentina where marked on the action. The design was by Robert Lowe of Berlin. As far as i know they all left the factories as a 7 or 8mm mauser. Lots of sporterizing not a bad looking rifle though. It should have more sentimental value than money value. The only ones worth a decent amount are factory originals or professionaly restored. I hope that helped a little.
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    19,847
    3
    0
    smithy, Bobby passed away. he was a good man.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.