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1 year 37 weeks ago, 5:13 AM

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I was given a Fabrics De Amas 1947 mauser. I don't know much about the Spanish Mauser is there anything I should know before taking it to the range. It has been sporterized. Only thing wrong with it is it hasn't been clean or shot in over 20 years and rust. There's no pitting in the barrel.

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 10:25 AM

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Wouldn't be the dumbest thing you could do to check the headspacing before you fire it. It's probably chambered in 8mm mauser but wouldn't hurt to verify that too. Mauser 98 actions are pretty stout so it's probably safe, but if you don't know enough about them to check it out yourself you might ought to think about having someone look at it.

1 year 37 weeks ago, 11:06 AM

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Definitely worth it to have a pro give it the once over for safety's sake.

1 year 37 weeks ago, 11:16 AM

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I was talking about is there any major faults with the Spanish Mauser types. I know a lot about firearms its just I don't know much about the Spanish Mauser.

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

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got me curious

so i did the wikipedia search, seems you have a good rifle there, product wise,7x 57 cartridge still or has yours been rebored? My bro-in-law does that to mauser actions. Good luck

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

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Its still 8mm

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

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so if you have proper

headspace after cleaning and oiling it up, you should be able to tell real quick if its a shooter,how is it sporterized? cut down stock?

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 12:09 PM

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The side sling mounts are gone the bayonet lug is gone and the stock is like a regular hunting rifle and no ram rod holder. Basicly its been demilitarize. I just found out it was bought from a sears over 30 years ago

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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been more than 30yrs don't remember Sears handling firearms since the late 70's.
Just take the advice and be safe (safety first unless you don't like your digits or need to collect some insurance money) check the head space even if you just have to use some ammo and a little masking tape. I bought a couple old CZECH VZ24's with the 98 action back in the early 80's one checked out OK the other was a little loose, so it now a .416 project gun the other is a shooter. Also had another that was sporterized don't recall what it was, still in the 8mm would shoot 18" groups at 100yrds with open sights, very popular back then to do this! More than likely if its been sporterized someone put some time and effort into it and it's going to be OK

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1 year 37 weeks ago, 12:04 PM

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I've never read anything questioning the quality of the Spanish made Mausers. The 7mm - 7.62 nato conversions of the pre 98 Mausers are common but are generally considered to be marginal with the nato round and most do not recommend commercial .308 in them, the 1916 Spanish is one of the most common of these. If yours is chambered in 8mm it is a 98 action. Not sure what you mean by demilitarize, but if it hasn't been abused it should be safe to fire.

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