Rifle ID help

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Cloons411, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Cloons411

    Cloons411 New Member

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    I recently aquired a rifle but have no clue what it is. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the blurry pictures. The only markings on the rifle are "S6179" on both the gun and the bolt. The other marking is what looks like a Q on the bolt.

    Thanks
    Cory
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  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Can you get pictures that are clear? Maybe lay off the 24 pots of coffee in a day.
     

  3. Cloons411

    Cloons411 New Member

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    Haha! Yeah all I have is my phone right now and it sucks at pictures. I pasted some clearer picstures. Hope it helps. If anymore are needed let me know.

    Thanks again
    Cory
     
  4. flyingbrickracing

    flyingbrickracing New Member

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    Looks like a Mauser action.
    Sporterized milsurp?Civilian model mabye.
    Can't see detail very well.
     
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  5. Gatekeeper

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    Im no expert and its a little hard to tell. Thought a 98 mauser at first glance but looking at bolt shroud it looks like it could be an earlier cock-on-close model.
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Mauser action, cut for stripper clips, small front reciever ring.
    I'm guessing that it cocks on closing?

    There is NOTHING stamped on top of the front ring? Looks lightly
    sporterized, but might be correct military config. They made literally
    MILLIONS of them for just about everybody in the late 19th/early 20th
    century. Spain, Chile, Sweden, etc. etc. etc. The bolt action Mauser
    was the hot ticket in the 1890's.

    What is the caliber? That will help narrow it down. Is there a brass disc
    (or evidence that there was one) inlet into the side of the buttstock?
     
  7. Cloons411

    Cloons411 New Member

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    Caliber is unknown. I do not plan on shooting it. It does cock when closed. There is no evidence of a brass disk in the stock. There is nothing else stamped in it anywhere.
     
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  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Small ring Mauser. Looks like my Spanish short rifles. Most common caliber was 7 X 57 (7mm Mauser). Stock is pretty, new?

    You can have a gunsmith take a chamber casting and determine caliber.
     
  9. Cloons411

    Cloons411 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your help so far. The stock is not new, it is just in very good shape. It has to be several decades old. It was my fiancée's grandmas old hunting rifle. It hasn't been used in about 50 years.
     
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  10. 30-30remchester

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    Im a little light on mausers but this is either a model 93, 95, or 96. The bolt schroud gives that away. Most 93 and 95's were 7x57 caliber and most 96's were 6.5x55 swede. If you could give us the markings on the front bridge of the reciever, you could get more imformed advice.
     
  11. WILDCATT

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    caliber

    you can get a rough idea of caliber by measuring the bore at the muzzle.6.5 m
    .(264) is about 1/4 in. 7 mm(.280) is about 9/32.30 cal is about 5/16.this is rough measure.it does not tell what the case is.
     
  12. Cloons411

    Cloons411 New Member

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    Doing some searching the attic I found a box of 7mm's
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    A true 98 is out as there was no wood behind the rear sight. It is not a Swede as the bolt is missing the cocking tab. The bolt shroud is a 98 style. I would say a Yugo M48BO. They were shipped w/ no marks other than the serial number.
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    This is an M48a, again the wood and action are the same.
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    The 24/47 and M48's are intermediate Mauser actions, a '98 design.