Originally Posted by 1 Eyed Jack
Ummmm. Wow, that's a beauty, regardless of how much, or little, it cost, that has got to be the nicest example I've seen of that rifle, not ANY kind of expert on them, in fact know very little about this rifle, but man, that really looks like it just came out of the box fresh from the store, I'm sure it makes you smile just to handle it,
Thanks 1 Eyed, I was very surprised when I opened the box from Wards and found an almost new condition Spanish Mauser inside. They marketed it as a short '93 Mauser, which I thought would be cool. I've been pleased to own it for all the years. Standard mil-surp. and commercial 7X57 ammunition shoots well in it. The ammo shown in the pictures on stripper clips is '70's era Belgian (FN) stuff with a 140 grain FMJ. It's dirty & Berden primed, but Samco was selling it dirt cheap when I got it.
My Dad bought one of the "standard" '93 Mausers from Wards at the same time I got mine and what he got was a standard used long Argentinian Mauser typical of the period. It was in good shape and has performed well over the years of use, but certainly was not the cherry that I got. My Dad's rifle is in 7X57 caliber as well.