Re: Fabrica de armas mauser
Yep, looks like a Bubba'd Model '93 Spanish Mauser, obviously made in 1898. These guns were sold literally by the barrel full at hardware & sporting goods stores around the Country for under $20 back in the 50's and 60's. Doing the Bubba modifications (sporterizing as it was called) was very poular back then. The 7 X 57 caliber is a great one and for the investment the old Mausers made great inexpensive deer rifles for folks.
Sadly, those rifles have little collectors value and go for around $100 these days. Have a gunsmith check the headspace, but it is probably safe to shoot commercial 7 X 57 Mauser ammo. It is loaded with these guns in mind and does not create high pressure.
ETA: These were the guns used by the Spanish against the Americans in the Spanish Ameican War. They were so effective that they inspired the development of the 1903 Springfield rifle.
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Last edited by Snakedriver; 08-08-2011 at 12:48 PM..