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Old April 1, 2013, 04:20 PM   #26
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OK, but that rifle was built for 7X57, which has a max pressure of 56,565 psi.

Max pressure when?

The 173 grain 7mm Mauser Cartridges captured in Cuba, during the Spanish American war had a velocity of 2200 fps out of a 29 inch barrel. These are 40 K psia loads.

These were M1893 actions and that is the correct pressure levels for these older actions.
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Old April 10, 2013, 06:40 PM   #27
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So IMO those are pics of a 1895 Spanish Carbine-1916 Pattern that was re-arsenaled to 7.62 CETME( basically an under-powered 308).
And it looks to be in great shape. It's not an 1893 due to the strip clip loading cut out in the receiver.
I have both; an 1893 long rifle (no cut out) and a 1895 /1916 pattern carbine, both in 7x57 mauser and I only load to 40,000-45,000 PSI which is about 33,000 - 37,000 CUP.
These loads offer plenty of killing power for deer, antelope, and black bear and with 110 to 130 grn Ballistic Tips great for varmints too.
Well, that's my take on it!
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Old April 13, 2013, 04:21 PM   #28
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I don't know, I think it was quite irresponsible to sell this milsurp gun without warning the buyer of the danger of shooting regular ammo through it.
I'd be willing to cut the dealer some slack, he may not have remembered it at the time. Obviously he recognised his error, taking the rifle back without any argument.

There are a lot of Mauser variants, clerks at shops seldom know them all...and some who do don't always remember to make sure that you know what they know..
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