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Another Mauser in .45-70 #14848386 05/04/20
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Here's one that I'm really looking forward to shooting this summer. I can't for the life of me figure out who the barrel-maker or gunsmith is whose signature is in this photo. Does anyone have a clue for me?

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Re: Another Mauser in .45-70 [Re: mrchongo] #14849740 05/05/20
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Don't have a clue on the maker, but it looks like a nice rifle. What length is the barrel? Looks pretty handy.

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Makers don't sign junk. That is a nice rifle. You can shoot some pointy bullets out of that one and get some better performance.

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Re: Another Mauser in .45-70 [Re: mrchongo] #14852874 05/06/20
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I have no clue on that signature stamp, but looks to be well finished!

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Originally Posted by SS336
Don't have a clue on the maker, but it looks like a nice rifle. What length is the barrel? Looks pretty handy.

Barrel is 22”. That mother is so beefy! I’m glad they didn’t go 24”; I’d have to get my grandson to pack it for me! I haven’t measured the twist yet, though.


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Please let me know how it shoots!

The earlier post showing my newly found full stock 45-70 sports a 20" barrel. I ordered some ammo, but it hasn't even shipped yet....

Re: Another Mauser in .45-70 [Re: mrchongo] #14860341 05/08/20
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That's a Siamese action isn't it?


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Originally Posted by Offshoreman
That's a Siamese action isn't it?

I haven’t seen the top of the receiver. It came with the scope bases installed.
Obviously military with the thumb cut, but only a short s/n as far as visible stamping.
Reminds me of the Spanish Mauser because it’s very plain, but I do not know anything for certain.


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The bottom metal indicates that it is a slant box Siamese action. The shape of the bottom metal is the same as the bottom metal Oberndorf used on the slant box magazines they built for Rigby.

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The Siamese had a sliding "dust cover" on the action to keep the loading port covered. It was retained by small "rails" on the sides of the action. It also had 2 holes, one behind and one in front of the loading port. In the picture it looks as if the rear hole was filled prior to blueing.


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i have been collecting and shooting 45-70 since 1958 when my oldest brother gave me a trapdoor Springfield for Christmas. in those years i have collected many mausers converted to 45/70. They all have been Siamese Mausers. just too much to do to a 98 etc.

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Re: Another Mauser in .45-70 [Re: mrchongo] #14906686 05/24/20
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Wow, guys, I really appreciate the education I’m getting. Thanks!


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