Re: My first old gun.....Spanish Mauser Info Needed
If my memory is correct, you do indeed have a Spanish Mauser. It's a "95 action and not a "98 action. It's not as strong as the "98 action, and is chambered for a cartridge that has all the physical characteristics of a 308WCF/7.62x51 cartridge, but is loaded to lower pressures. These rifles were issued to the Spanish Civil Guard (similar to our National Guard) as second line defensive weapons, and not for front line troop usage. It sounds like someone has been messing with the trigger as you described. Replacement parts are available, or an aftermarket trigger like a Timney, Dayton Traister (I think thet're still in business) could be used instead.
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