mauser help

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by tthompson1974, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    central pa
    I have a model0 1895 chileno S#d5865 I know nothing about it not even the caliber found it in the back of my paps closet can any one help me out. it has different markings than any one ive seen on here .crossed hammers,and the s# is stamped on the bolt handle
  2. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,611
    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    1895 Chilean Mausers were in 7x57mm Mauser.
  3. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    central pa
    thanks for the help it has a 6.5 stamped on the floor plate and on the bolt so i was just trying to make sure .
  4. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,611
    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Unless the rifle's been rebarreled somewhere along the line, my guess would be the 6.5 is an assembly, batch or lot number of some sort. I do recall once having read of batch or lot numbers on Central and South American Mausers, but don't remember where on the rifle they were said to have been stamped.
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    6,400
    The "65" (no decimal point) is just the last two digits of the serial number.

    If it is still 7x57, it should be a good rifle. If it has been converted to .308 Winchester, I advise caution. Many of those were converted by reboring and re-rifling, then drilling out the back of the barrel and installing a new chamber.

    Jim

    Attached Files:

  6. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    central pa
    Thanks everyone its a7x57
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Need help identifying 8mm Mauser Jul 7, 2013
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Need help... Mauser kar98k? Jun 24, 2012
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum more help please mauser ?s Mar 7, 2012
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum 8mm mauser identification? please help Feb 3, 2012
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum mauser hsc 80 help Jan 5, 2012