Thanks very much. I googled the Spanish Model 1916 Short Rifle and in fact all of the photos that I have found on the internet look identical to this gun. I don't see any markings on the receiver ring though. Would that mean that it may be a copy of the Spanish gun?
This gun is in much to bad of shape to fire. I was just trying to figure out what it was to see if it would be worth trying to do a restoration on it. It looks like probably not.
I really appreciate your help.