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    Hi all. Was just going to see if I could pry the knowledge banks of all that look to get an opinion on this rifle. It appears to be a Spanish Mauser. Stamped on the receiver is Fabrica De Armas Oviedo 1907. The rear sight is a flip up style, with an aperture that rises and lowers from what is marked on the flip up 4 and the highest increment is 20. I am guessing that is in meters x 100. I am guessing this is a non numbers matching gun. The bolt, receiver and magazine plate all have different numbers on them.

    So I was wondering what you all thought about it. If they are reputable, or if this is something that should just be put in the closet and not shot. I wouldn't guess it is high value due to the lack of numbers matching. I have researched a little a while back and saw sometimes Spanish Mauser metal was not of great quality. I don't know for sure. I have never shot this, and still don't know what caliber it is. Thats the primary reason why I have yet to shoot it. Don't plan on it until I figure it out.

    I can post more pictures if there are requests. But for now, this is the only one I have, and it wouldn't be until tomorrow I can get more pics up because I work from 9-5 tonight to tomorrow morning. Anything helps, thanks for looking.


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    Mauser-Spanish M 1893 Carbine 7x57mm Finish has turned brown, and the stock shows over 100 years of use. #'s don't match, but this is an unusual old mauser carbine.
    (from a website) seems the non-matching numbers is typical.
    # 5169 - Fabrica Armas Oviedo Rifle
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    Brian Rapid City , SD
    Fabrica Armas Oviedo 1916 - Na - Na - 21 Inches ? - Blue - 2C6522 / 2P5585 ? -

    It has a Circled J Stamped On left side of receiver. It also has a crown with the numbers 373 on front sling ring, and also on top of butt plate. The bolt has 2 symbols that look like boat sails with the number 38 behind it. The stock has a brass ring with numbers screwed in it, and the bolt has the number 882 stamped on it. I would like to know caliber if possible, and any history you may have concerning this rifle.

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    Brian- If you voted for the Democrat Senate candidate in your state in the recent election, please don't read this answer as you obviously want all your guns taken away by Tommy Dasshole's buddies Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. If you voted for the good guy, we applaud your efforts, but regret that the other side is very good at cheating. Oviedo was a Spanish military arsenal that made a number of Mauser type rifles and carbines. Most were in 7x57mm Mauser caliber. Some were later converted into "FR8" training rifles with a fake gas system and new sights to resemble the CETME semi automatic rifles being adopted by Spain. These rifles were converted to fire 7.62mm NATO (.308 Winchester) type ammunition. In my opinion this is an unsafe conversion, and I would NEVER fire one, but others seem to do so fearlessly and without injury. Your description has me confused, and it sure sounds like while the action may be from Oviedo, but the stock assembly sounds like it is Swedish, and it is not too hard to fit a 1893 action in a 1896 Swedish stock. John Spangler
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    Model 1892 Mauser Carbine
    Model 1895 Mauser Carbine
    This carbine has a full length straight wrist stock with a saddle ring at the wrist, front sight protector ears and a bent bolt handle.
    Specs: Length 37.0 inches; Weight 7.5 lbs.; Barrel 17.56 inches; Caliber 7mm
    Model 1916 Mauser Carbine
    Model 1933 Mauser Carbine
    Model FR7 Carbine converted from M1916 short rifle
    Model FR8 Carbine converted from M43 short rifle
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    Hope this helps somewhat--(sorry-got on a roll!) The thing is, that stock doesn't look 'Mauser'. I'm sure this aspect will help narrow down the search.
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    A lot of these types of rifles were made from all kinds of different parts back in the 50's & 60's. Some were good and some bad. I would have a competent gunsmith check it out before I shot it. Good luck. :-B-:

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    Default I have the exactly the same 1907 that you do. They could be mates....

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Colonel View Post
    Hi all. Was just going to see if I could pry the knowledge banks of all that look to get an opinion on this rifle. It appears to be a Spanish Mauser. Stamped on the receiver is Fabrica De Armas Oviedo 1907. The rear sight is a flip up style, with an aperture that rises and lowers from what is marked on the flip up 4 and the highest increment is 20. I am guessing that is in meters x 100. I am guessing this is a non numbers matching gun. The bolt, receiver and magazine plate all have different numbers on them.

    So I was wondering what you all thought about it. If they are reputable, or if this is something that should just be put in the closet and not shot. I wouldn't guess it is high value due to the lack of numbers matching. I have researched a little a while back and saw sometimes Spanish Mauser metal was not of great quality. I don't know for sure. I have never shot this, and still don't know what caliber it is. Thats the primary reason why I have yet to shoot it. Don't plan on it until I figure it out.

    I can post more pictures if there are requests. But for now, this is the only one I have, and it wouldn't be until tomorrow I can get more pics up because I work from 9-5 tonight to tomorrow morning. Anything helps, thanks for looking.

    I purchased mine for $35.00 at an Army Navy store in 1966 just after getting out of the Army. I purchased it for deer hunting. That rifle was accurate and deadly. My first wife bought me a scope for it but at the time I didn't have the money to have it mounted. Then I stopped hunting. A few years ago I sold the scope but not the rifle. Now I wish I would have kept the scope as I still have the rifle. In fact I took it out this summer and fired it a few times. It is still dead on. I have a set of bipods on it. Just mounted them today. You don't need a fancy new gun when a 100 year old gun still does the trick. :4:

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