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mccallkurt

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8mm Mauser
« on: June 14, 2015, 01:41:24 PM »
I bought an 8mm or 7.92 and im trying to figure out what and when and where it was made any help appreciated.

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 01:53:30 PM »
The receiver says it was made / refitted at the Fabrica De Armas La Coruña in 1946 (not sure I am seeing the year correctly at the angle of the photo).  These are usually found in 7.62x51 CETME (FR7) or 7.62x51 NATO (FR8).  I cant tell from your photo what you have.  Are you asking who converted it to 8mm, or what it was originally?
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 02:14:54 PM »
Both I would like to know what it was to begin with and what kind a value it has now I can send more pics of it

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 02:31:06 PM »
More pictures are always helpful.  Rifles are always tough to photograph, but multiple clear photos of the various sections of the rifle will work.  Take them outside in bright but shaded sunlight.  It really helps. 
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 03:48:12 PM »
More pics

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 03:49:48 PM »
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 03:52:06 PM »
Has the steps in the barrel

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 03:53:16 PM »
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mccallkurt

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 03:54:40 PM »
Rear sights

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2015, 03:57:16 PM »
My other master is a 30-06 and the bolt handle curves the opposite way

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 04:15:42 PM »
I need to study it more to make a guess on the original rifle, but I can tell you the value is minimal.  It was a military rifle that someone converted to a sporter, by cutting down the stock and sanding / refinishing it.  Hope this is not a surprise, but it has no collector value.
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 04:20:14 PM »
just more interested in the history on it and where it might have come from not to worried about the value it Shiites good and holds a tight group at 100 yards it will just be another deer rifle its just different from my other mauser

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 05:23:50 PM »
It began life as a Spanish copy of the German K98k in 7.92 (8mm).  It is called the M43 and was adopted by the Spanish in 1943. 
Somewhere along the line it was sporterized.   
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2015, 03:34:16 AM »
I have another one I will post pics of its a 30-06

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2015, 10:52:49 AM »
Sarge  correctly identified the Model 1943 Spanish 8mm Mauser.  I have several "as issued" M43s that are fine PA deer and bear rifles.

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