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Old March 31, 2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Mauser .22 nazi es350

I need help id'ing this Mauser...

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/...userKKW001.jpg

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/...auser22008.jpg

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/...userKKW009.jpg

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/...auser22004.jpg

The stock appearesto be factory

More images available if they can help..

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Old March 31, 2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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If you have it pinned down to a Mauser ES350 you have done most of the work.

Looks like you have the German training rifle version that has been sporterized, most likely by the GI who grabbed it as Occupation loot.
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Old March 31, 2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim but where could a GI have found the Nazi eagle stamps all over the bbl and stock? Actually now I think it is a Nazified Es 340B..

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Old March 31, 2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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About all I can tell from those pictures is that it is a bolt action rifle. You have pictured everything except the receiver, which is the key to identification.

Based only on the information and pictures, I suspect it is a Deutsche Sportmodell (DSM), based on the B series action. The DSM was produced for youth training in the Third Reich, like similar rifles by other makers. They were not used by the Wehrmacht except on a limited basis for competition, but were used by the Hitler Jugend. The DSM, again like the others, had a stock similar in design to that of the military Mauser Standard Modell and the K.98k.

The stock pictured has, of course, been cut down and heavily modified, but still retains the simulated disassembly disc and sling slot of the K.98k.

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Old March 31, 2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Ghosts from the past !!!

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I think you are one to something as I have seen these before. By any chance, did these come with fake cleaning rods, rain muzzle caps and slotted stocks, just like the K.98k. I also remember the mention of these being training rifles. I saw two of these up in Milwaukee Wisconsin and there is a heavy German influence up there. ....

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Old March 31, 2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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No End Cap

http://s1161.photobucket.com/albums/...userKKW002.jpg


no forearm cap at all and as you can see, no sign of a cleaning rod
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Old March 31, 2012, 04:22 PM   #7
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DSM

you are correct James as it is a DSM

do you know when they were made?

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/...auser22003.jpg
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Old March 31, 2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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All my Mauser .22 pics..Let me know if more would assist

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Old April 2, 2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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IIRC, they started making the DSM around 1934, part of the Nazi party "sports" program, which was really military training for the youth of Germany. Yes, they had a dummy cleaning rod, sling slot, and bolt disassembly disc to look like the K.98k, but no bayonet lug. Other .22 trainers did have the bayonet lug, though, accepting the standard K.98k bayonet.

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