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Old October 21, 2012, 12:36 AM   #8
Scorch
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I suspect that the Manchester,England inscription might mean it is not a Zastavia made rifle.Parker-Hale and BSA come to mind as some British made commercial Mausers
Interarms had a plant in England for many years where they had a lot of fitting and polishing work done, hence the Manchester, England stamp. Labor in the UK was cheaper than the US but higher quality than Yugoslavia, and I suspect there was somewhat of the attempt to impress buyers that their rifle came from the land of H&H and Rigby rifles.

Many early Parker-Hale and BSA rifles were built on FN actions, but there were many also built on the same Yugoslavian-made actions used in the Mark X rifles.
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