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BruceH

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Please help ID this rifle
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:02:32 AM »
Newbie here. Not a "collector" with a lot of knowledge about rifles. I'm about to receive a Mauser that has been in the family for quite awhile but nobody knows the history of it. The serial #22373 is on barrel and receiver, 3 lug bolt with no id #on it. 1936 Ankara is stamped on receiver.

From my brief research I thought that Turkey purchased Mausers but didn't know they manufactured as well? Also, was told it came with a hand carved wooden sight (which has since been accidently broken off). Was the hand carved sight original?

When I do get it I want to restore it to as original condition as I can but for now any help in ID would be greatly appreciated. I am very excited to get this rifle working and to the range.

Thanks,

Bruce

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Re: Please help ID this rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 01:33:05 AM »
Hey Bruce, are there other markings besides the date and "Ankara" on the receiver?
Also, is it a long rifle (29" Bbl) or short rifle (23-1/2" Bbl), never heard of a wooden sight
on any mauser rifle,  that is very unusual.

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Re: Please help ID this rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 01:43:27 PM »
Tahoe2,
thanks for the reply. I've asked my dad these questions and will get back with his replies.

bruce

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Re: Please help ID this rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 02:01:17 PM »
It's some type of Turkish mauser.