Ok guys, this is my very first old gun and I have no idea about the infamous "Mauser".
After a little research I am under the impression this is a Spanish Mauser........... 1893 small ring Spanish Calvalry rifle. I based this on what was stamped on the barrel (Oviedo Spain ?M19? Samco MIA FL 308W)
The only issue the gun has (besides age) is that when you engage the safety and pull the trigger.....when you try to disengage the safety it fires the hammer, thus could cause a huge problem if there is a round in the chamber. The previous owner thought it might have something to do with the previous/previous owner trying to lighten the trigger pull. I honestly have no idea.
Now I know the gun really have no real value to it...or per the sources of information lead me to believe. So, I may redo it by doing a cheap Cerakote finish on the metal and refinishing the wood.
Do you guys have any ideas or information that will help me with this gun?
Did I mention the gun was free to me......