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I bought a '98 Mauser sporter at my club range today.
It is a 30-06. Original barrel (I think). It is marked ".30" on the receiver bridge and has the small half circle cut-out on the rear face of the receiver ring. There is a crest on the rec. ring, but I can't make anything from it. It is in a deceant Bishop stock and had the bolt forged low. The receiver was drilled and tapped and had Weaver bases installed. Everything was there...it just needed to be "re-sporterized".
Question: The right side of the receiver ring has the name
"R. FAMAGE 1952" stamped deeply. Is that an original marking or is that just the name of the guy who did the first remodeling job?
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Gary
 

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Gary I have one to mine you have to custom load it uses a 30-06 case and a.312 bullet which is a british 303 round. i dont know what yours may shoot good luck
 

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best thing to do is make a chamber cast to make sure what caliber it is. Crayons make excellent chamber casts. Plug the barrel where the rifling starts and pour melted crayons in the chamber. When it hardens push it out with a cleaning rod.
 

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i agree with the fact it is probably a colombian redo, or some other south american country. the clue is the little cutout at the rear of the front ring, they did this so the rifle could use stripper clips.
 
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