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What rifle do I have..mauser action?

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    Default Unmarked Spanish Model 1916

    Thanks to Pete I discovered what model Mauser I have. I'm still looking into it but based on no markings it narrows it down to Model 1916. Comments are still welcomed.

    Info on the Unmarked 1916:

    Unmarked Model 1916 rifles have 22" barrels, tangent leaf sights, a thumb cut and gas escape hole in left side of the receiver





    I bought this rifle on the fly based on the action mocks a Mauser (the firing pin spins off etc). Anyway As I broke it down there were no common stamps that I could see. All I can go by is a serial number. As far as looks that's the part that I need the most help on. I broke it down today and took lots of pics. I attached a slideshow to photobucket. Questions please ask.

    Total length 44"
    Barrel 22"


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    Last edited by ww1917; 06-05-2012 at 05:39 PM.

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    Your rifle does have a Mauser action and I believe it pre-dates World War 2 as to it lacks Waffenamts or Nazi firing proofs or Weimar eagles. I would highly suggest you check out Gun Boards Forum as there is a special section on Mauser rifles with many members who are very knowledgeable concerning Mauser rifles. I myself am a novice collector and do not want to start guessing as to the rifles origin. It is indeed a fine looking rifle. I am sure other members on Gun Boards Forum will have a wealth of knowledge concerning your rifle. Best Wishes

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    It appears to be a Spanish Mauser Model 1916 in 7x57mm caliber........Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Default Re: What rifle do I have..mauser action?

    Thanks for the reply. After I posted this I registered on GB. Waiting to get the clear. I believe it's pre date as well and like you pointed out it has no Waff etc stamps to give it away.




    Quote by mauser9 View Post
    Your rifle does have a Mauser action and I believe it pre-dates World War 2 as to it lacks Waffenamts or Nazi firing proofs or Weimar eagles. I would highly suggest you check out Gun Boards Forum as there is a special section on Mauser rifles with many members who are very knowledgeable concerning Mauser rifles. I myself am a novice collector and do not want to start guessing as to the rifles origin. It is indeed a fine looking rifle. I am sure other members on Gun Boards Forum will have a wealth of knowledge concerning your rifle. Best Wishes

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    Default Re: What rifle do I have..mauser action?

    That's where I'm at now. After I applied on I started my own research and as you wrote this i was actually looking @ the 1895 Mauser. Based on the fixed sling loop that makes it stand out from other mausers.



    Quote by zwerge View Post
    It appears to be a Spanish Mauser Model 1916 in 7x57mm caliber........Pete.

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    Thanks for chiming in Pete. Did not want to guess and show ignorance suggesting what it might be without being certain. Always enjoy reading your posts. Best Wishes.

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    Now I just need to find what these go for on the market today.

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