Thread: Mauser identity
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Old January 21, 2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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While there were Crown-over-L marked Belgian 98's in 30-06, according to Ball's "Military Mausers of the World" those had a notched receiver ring to accommodate the 30-06. Combined with the lack of Belgian proof marks on the barrel I'd say it was a standard 7.65 Belgian reworked in the US after the war; unless someone saw the need to take the pretty unused FN 30-06 barrel and replaced it with a sporter contour barrel.
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