Re: My first old gun.....Spanish Mauser Info Needed
What you have there is one of the sweetest little carbines ever made. Looks to be a Spanish M93 Carbine to me. Hope Snakedriver responds with a picture of his. Great rifles as made. Hopefully yours is still in the 7X57mm Mauser caliber, because some were re-bored to fire 7.62 (.308 Winchester), and that's not a great idea because they were originally made to fire ammo in the 45,000 psi pressure range. Not safe in my humble opinion due to the 2 forward locking lugs on the bolt.
You could re-stock it and still have a short, light wieght rifle. I believe that Gunparts Inc. (West Hurley, New York) still has the stock, handguard and handguard ring you would need to do that. The metal looks in very good condition from the pics. You may need to replace the striker assembley and/or the trigger sear if they were filed down to decrease trigger pull. You would have no trouble doing this yourself.
These are very accurate and pleasant to fire in 7X57. They have taken game all over the world, including Africa with 175 grain bullets.
Last edited by jim brady; 11-26-2012 at 09:57 PM..