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Old November 15, 2010, 11:48 AM   #2
James K
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Robert Ball, in Mauser Military Rifles of the World says that the Peruvian Model 1935, made by FN, has a reversed safety, but does not indicate that the Czech-made Model 1932 does. Either the Model 1932 was also made with the reversed safety or a Model 1935 sleeve and safety was put on a Model 1932.

Either way, yes, the Peruvians did use Mauser 98 type rifles with reversed safeties. As to why, I have no idea, but maybe they had the same problems U.S. target shooters did with the M1903 safety doing a quick "nose job" on stock crawlers, resulting in the reversed safety used on some M1903 match rifles.

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