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Firepower!
December 31, 2008, 10:14 AM
Hi
Does anyone here has any information on Santa Barbara rifles. I have come across a 300 Win. Mag. in this but I am not sure what quality of firearms are produced by Santa Barbara. I will appreciate any leads.

Thanks

sc928porsche
December 31, 2008, 11:28 AM
Santa Barbara is an excellent rifle.

taylorce1
December 31, 2008, 12:02 PM
I'm not 100% sure but the Santa Barbara commercial mauser actions were made in Spain. Parker Hale and some other companies used these actions. Proabably be close to what a Zastava mauser is today for Remington or Charles Daly. IIRC some of them were sporterized military actions as well. From what I know about them they all seem to be decent shooters, nothing fancy just a good solid rifle.

Firepower!
December 31, 2008, 01:31 PM
Do you guys have any web address for them? I tried but could not come up with anything.

taylorce1
December 31, 2008, 04:14 PM
No web pages for them the company no longer exists by that name if at all. I don't know where you would find a good source of info on the web. My best advice is google and sift through the pages of links.

http://forums.gunboards.com/archive/index.php?t-5964.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=tuVUMLRE47UC&pg=PA345&lpg=PA345&dq=santa+barbara+rifles&source=bl&ots=tHEqDZrdzC&sig=ZuAtpWZ5NzsAdoYsnfC0JHkHi6I&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result#PPA344,M1

Scorch
January 1, 2009, 01:14 PM
Santa Barbara Mausers were made for commercial sale in a military armory in Spain using the military tooling used to produce the M1943 (Mauser 98) used by the Spanish military. Many were pretty rough, but they are good serviceable rifles. They do have a few quirks of their own, but in general they are a good M98 variant.