What's this mauser?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rembrant88, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. rembrant88

    rembrant88 New Member

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    My brother had a rifle that he was supposed to give to me but he sold it before I could get out of state and pick it up. It looked like a bolt action mauser 98, even had the mauser floor plate, but barrel and stock looked more like a ak or sks. I enjoyed shooting it and want to find one to buy. Just can't remember what it was called to do a search. Anyone know what it is?
     
  2. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I don't suppose you have any picks? If not can you add anymore details?
     

  3. JSDenson07

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    Without more info it is hard to say however it may have been a mauser that had been sporterized, a very common thing to do. I own two that have been sporterized and am currently working on a third. If you have any pictures or could provide more information it would help.
     
  4. rembrant88

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    I have absolutely no idea and no picures. I have nothing to go on. I wish I did. I was hopeing someone could give me a starting point to work with but it might be more difficult than I thought. The only details I can think of is that it had what looked like an ak47 barrel and an m16 style muzzle brake. Even had the gas tube, or what looked like one. The stock was black synthetic and wrapped around the barrel somewhat like an ak. I'm pretty sure it was a factory gun because I remember it had a name. Just can't think of it. :confused:
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Look up the Spanish FR-8. This is likely what it is/was. Large ring Mauser with a CETME barrel assembly. I have one. Uber cool bolt gun, but kicks pretty hard for a 7.62 NATO rifle.
     
  6. m72law

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    or FR-7...is the bolt handle straight or bent?
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    True dat. Bent bolt - FR-7 Straight bolt - FR-8

    The FR-7 is a small ring Mauser action.
     
  8. m72law

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    if it is the FR-7,arent those the weak rifles?(NOT AS MANY BOLT LUGS) - if chambered in 7.62x51 CETME:confused:
     
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  9. jpattersonnh

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    Both wrong. FR8 can be bent or strait. FR7 can be 2 different designs. Similar to the original 93 action rifle in carbine form with bent eared front sight, or similar small ring FR8 looking. FR7's are great rifles chambered in 7.62x51. My oldest son has an FR8, I have an old freind that has a bent eared FR7, that rifle is pure sexy!
     
  10. rembrant88

    rembrant88 New Member

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    That's it! FR-7. Now I don't have to go crazy trying to figure out what it is. Thanks guys.

    Does anybody know how accurate these guns are? How much would I be looking at to pick one up?
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have never seen a bent bolt FR-8, not to say some were not made. Some could have been modified. In my experience 98% or more of each will comply with my first statement.
     
  12. dndturf

    dndturf New Member

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    Can anyone ID this K98 Mauser? It is dated 1940, and has a 42 at the top of the receiver
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    I've had 2 bent bolt FR8's. 1 blued, 1 parkerized. Both were original and matching. Wish I had the blued one now. Very accurate.
     
  14. m72law

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    I'm with robo,for seeing lots of FR8's having straight bolt handles (i own two), & FR7's having bent handles,but if jpattersonnh says both may have bent or straight handles,i'm in agreeance;)

    jp,dont the FR7's have 3 bolt lugs,& the FR8's have four? or vise versa?
     
  15. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I believe they all have typical 2 lug mauser bolts.
     
  16. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Seriously? We would need much more info than that. A pic and a more detailed description would be the first step.
     
  17. rembrant88

    rembrant88 New Member

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    :cool: Who took over the thread?:D Does the lack of one lug really make that much of a difference on the mausers? I have one that I was going to sporterize into a magnum but maybe I shouldn't and go for a stronger action instead.