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#7222893 - 12/24/12 Trying to Identify Mauser  
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I have a old Mauser that is a 7x57mm, on the side of the reciever it says "Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionseabriken Berlin. Then on the reciever and barrel there is a stamp on both saying C6838. Then on the bottom where the ammo goes and is near the trigger it says twice 2N 1805. Those are all the markings. If needed i will load pictures upon request.

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#7222916 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: BeauBailey]  
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Sounds like a M1895 Chilean Mauser. Lets see a picture.


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#7222971 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: BeauBailey]  
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can you give me ur email so i can send them to you and you can upload them. Its saying the files are to big to upload

#7222972 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: BeauBailey]  
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Yep, pictures are required.
All original military or sporterized??
If military, most parts have a SN (or portions of the number).
Any crest of a country on top of receiver?
Certain original matching, unmucked Mausers fetch a small fortune these days.
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#7222985 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: bucktales]  
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Theres no crest of any country, the pictures i have are to large to be posted

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http://s1276.beta.photobucket.com/user/beaubailey12/library/ Go to that website to look at the pictures

#7223139 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: BeauBailey]  
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well it's a small ring german. looks like a chilean without the markings. i'd guess a model 93 or 95


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#7223143 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: mjbgalt]  
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is it worth anything?

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and would it matter if i drilled and tapped it for a scope? or should i just get a B square scope mount for it

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it's hard to say what it's worth because sometimes one little stamp or feature is more or less desirable to a collector. if you pull the bolt and then look at the bolt face, does it have a flat bottom as you have it right side up and looking at the bolt face?

the small rings were made before metallurgy and gun design were at their peak and so are not as safe as later models like the 98. nothing wrong with your rifle though. i'd have a gunsmith look it over and make sure it's safe and then enjoy using it. smile


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1805 is the serial number. it's good that it matches.


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the bolt handle would have to be bent or replaced so it would clear a scope. between that and bluing it would likely cost you close to $400.

this is a case where you might be ahead by using it as-is. nothing wrong with a mauser, just that this is an old fashioned rifle, that's all.



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#7223218 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: mjbgalt]  
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bolt is already bent so im okay with that and blueing really doesnt bother me. Should i drill and tap it for a scope or should I go for a B square one and get a Long eye relief scope?

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it's worth- in today's money, not much. there were millions of these and just not rare enough to be worth much.

however they're wonderful little rifles for target shooting and hunting. it's like your grandpa's pocketknife. not worth much if you try to sell but worth a lot to use and keep.


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#7223229 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: mjbgalt]  
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the bolt is bent but what i am talking about is the angle needs changed. that bolt is like one i have- will not clear a scope unless you mount it way high where it's not comfortable to use.


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#7223235 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: mjbgalt]  
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i'd ask a gunsmith about drilling and tapping. they can give you a lot more info. maybe post in the gunsmith section on this forum.


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#7224201 - 12/24/12 Re: Trying to Identify Mauser [Re: mjbgalt]  
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Just a plain old 93 or 95. Hunk of history, but nothing special.
It will be fine as a project rifle for you.
If the bore is good, and if it shoots pretty well with iron sights, then I would consider doing more work on it, like re-bending the bolt, that curve won't clear a scope.
One caveat, keep it in 7x57 and don't try to push it real hard. The gas control design is not the best, and there's no third lug. Furthermore, steel had some major changes for the better in the 1910s. But 7x57 is fine.
So get her nice and clean, see how she does on paper with the iron sights. If you get under 2 inch groups with the usual crummy sights, there's potential, and it might be worth bending the bolt, mounting a real scope, and doing the bedding and floating. 4 to 6 inches, I'd either go with a new barrel in 7x57, or troll the gun shows with it.


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