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I just picked up a mauser in a 3 way trade. It's a 98 type has the original military stock and the barrel looks original, it has a stright bolt handle and a Columbian crest on the reciever with a 30 stamped on the top of the reciever at the back . After talking to several people, I've come up with many answers. Some say it's an FN that was rebarreled and others say the came from the FN factory as 30-06. Perhaps someone here could set me stright, and give me any other info on this rifle, thanks in advance. I have shot it and it shoots very well 2" to 2 1/2" groups at 100 yards off sandbags at 100 yds with military sights.
 

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FN Model 1950 Short Rifle

According to Hall's "Mauser Military RiflesOf The World" - "FN delivered an unknownnumber of new rifles chambered for the U.S. cartridge .30-06, at which time many of the early FN weapons were converted at Colombian government arsenals to the same cartridge."
You could have the Model 1950, or an earlier converted FN Mauser. It would depend on the date on the receiver, as these rifles look virtually identical. !950 or later should be the factory-chambered rifle. Good find! :cool:
 
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