WWII rifle ID

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Bloodmoon529, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Bloodmoon529

    Bloodmoon529 New Member

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    I recently was given these rifles, I have all but the very bottom one identified. This is unfortunately the only picture I have (active military and the rifles are in my home state) if someone could point in a direction to identify the bottom rifle that would be awesome.
     

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  2. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Model 1916 7x57mm Spanish Mauser. In recent years many were converted to 7.62x51mmCETME. This cartridge is virtually identical to 7.62x51mmNATO but operates at a much lower pressure.
     
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  3. Old Guns

    Old Guns Well-Known Member

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    Top is a No1 Mark III British SMLE
    Second is a No5 Jungle Carbine
    Third is a Japanese Arisaka.
    Bottom gun looks like a Spanish Mauser. It is not a 98 from the looks of the bolt shroud. A picture of the top of the front of the receiver would be a big help if there are marking there.
     
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