# 5169 - Fabrica Armas Oviedo Rifle
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.
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