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Old 11-29-2018, 02:10 PM   #1
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My dad gave me this gun. It used to be my grandpas until he passed away. My dad just had it in his safe and gave it to me for me to have. Has not been fired in 25+ years at least. My dad told me it is a 270 but can't remember the brand. Took a few pictures of the action and one logo on the gun. At first I thought it was a Ruger going off the logo but the Ruger logo is a bit different. Maybe somebody can give me some info on make and model. Thanks! Would be neat if I could get a whitetail with this rifle. Dad told me that my grandpa gave them hell with this gun and shot many animals.

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Old 11-29-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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It looks like a sporterized Mauser. I can read the #98 on the receiver.
Maybe a K98 Mauser. The bolt handle looks like a Winchesters though it could have been changed.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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Mauser action
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:43 PM   #4
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Rebarreled Mauser 98?
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:11 PM   #5
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Sporterized Mauser. Very popular in your grandpa’s day. You could buy the rifles cheap, re stock and barrel them and have yourself a great deer rifle. My grandpa passed down several he built to my dad and uncles as well.

Neat rifle, hope you get some good use out of it!
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:15 PM   #6
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Mauser.
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:45 PM   #7
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Broke the gun down to do some much needed cleaning and found this stamped under the scope mount on the action. Looks to be a Spandau 1917 GEW98 Mauser.


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Old 11-29-2018, 03:59 PM   #8
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Mauser. Looks to be sporterized. Uncle had a 8mm mauser that he had sporterized. Great shootin gun.
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:12 PM   #9
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Looks like a J.C. Higgins model 50, which was made by Mauser.
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:30 PM   #10
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:37 PM   #11
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Definitely a mauser 98 with a low scope safety and new bolt handle installed. Any indication if the barrel has been swapped or is it still a 7x57 or 8x57?
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:39 PM   #12
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Never mind, i just saw where it said it is a 270. It is a military mauser action, large ring. Should cock on opening of the bolt. Short of actually trying you will never be able to hurt that thing under normal use.
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:41 PM   #13
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If you have facebook, check out some of the guns built by pat hamilton gunsmithing in henrietta texas. He is a mauser man and probably knows more about them than the germans.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:04 PM   #14
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I would be dead certain that the rifle has been rebarreled to .270 Win before I fired it. Standard chambering was either 7x57 or 8x57 as silencer indicated. I know what your dad told you, but it would be good to be certain.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:52 PM   #15
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I would be dead certain that the rifle has been rebarreled to .270 Win before I fired it. Standard chambering was either 7x57 or 8x57 as silencer indicated. I know what your dad told you, but it would be good to be certain.
Yea I'm gonna take it to a gun smith tomorrow and have them check it out. The screws for the front scope mount are stuck and won't budge so hopefully they can get them removed for me so I can finish cleaning. Will have them check the bore as well. It's a old custom stock that has a buck carved into the butt stock and you can tell it was glass beaded. Dad said he is 100% sure it's a 270 said they shot 130 grain core-loct shells in it. But will have a gunsmith check everything over.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:36 PM   #16
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Cool sentimental rifle! If you decide to upgrade the scope, I’d be interested in buying whatever scope that it is you have. I’m just a collector on the old ones... Incompletely understand if you are not interested in selling it, I wouldn’t either.

Either way, really cool heirloom.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:41 PM   #17
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It looks like a really cool gun- would you mind sharing a photo of the stock with the buck?

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Yea I'm gonna take it to a gun smith tomorrow and have them check it out. The screws for the front scope mount are stuck and won't budge so hopefully they can get them removed for me so I can finish cleaning. Will have them check the bore as well. It's a old custom stock that has a buck carved into the butt stock and you can tell it was glass beaded. Dad said he is 100% sure it's a 270 said they shot 130 grain core-loct shells in it. But will have a gunsmith check everything over.
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