Fabrica de armas mauser

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  1. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    I"m looking for a date and how much it's worth? I am going to sell it so some history would be good. It says fabrica de armas oviedo 1898 on top of recever and on the side is ser# and a E in a circle.On the bottem is 2 L and 7 6 or 7 G. ser# is D 4336 it is on the barrel and the recever. above the ser # is 7MM and above the fabrica is a crown(i think) Thanks in advance..............GOOFY

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  2. Snakedriver

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    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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  3. Insjim

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    I cannot tell by pics but perhaps US military sling on it, Could be worth as much as the rifle. Is the sling maker marked or dated?
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Fabrica de Armas means simply "Arms Factory"; Oviedo is the location of the factory. There were two major Spanish government arms factories, at Oviedo and at La Coruna.

    Jim
  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.:)as for the sling i do not see any markings on it . It has brass hardware.As for the gun i checked the head space it's good.I got it for $5 from a neighbor and have had it for awhile and sense i havent gotten around to doing anything with it I thought i would sell it to someone who would.;)So now i know about it. Thanks again for all your help........GOOFY
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    goofy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TFF:D PICADOR Thanks for the link.:).....GOOFY
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