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Old December 8, 2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone know this Proof Mark

This is an older 30-06 I can provide more pictures if necessary. The proof mark is on top of the barrel right where it goes into the action.
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Old December 9, 2012, 06:47 AM   #2
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Better pictures of the proof mark and the rifle might help in discovering information on your gun.
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Old December 9, 2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Here are some more photos. I really appreciate any and all input. I think it was made sometime in the 50s had a Pachmayr swing out scope mount on it. That says mauser 98 on it. It is very close in design to a Mauser.
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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If any information or additional pictures i could provide would help please let me know, Thank you
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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It IS a mauser action. I don't think that mark is a proofmark. I
suspect it is the mark of the person/company that built the rifle,
or possibly the logo of the manufacturer of the barrel.

It looks like a well done 30-06 sporter built on a 98 mauser action.
Could date anywhere from the early 50's on---gunsmiths are still
building them today, although other actions are more popular now.
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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Old December 9, 2012, 07:04 PM   #7
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I agree, it was a mauser action, more than likely chambered in 8mm originally and was sporterized and converted to 30-06 later on which would have included the rebarrel where that is more than likely a private makers mark or local gunsmith trademark.
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Old December 9, 2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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I've seen similar marks on WWII German dress bayonets.
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Old December 10, 2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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From the looks of it, I suspect it was done by one of the companies that would strip rifles for the actions, rebarrel them, and sell them as economical hunting rifles. Santa Fe Arms, Golden State Arms, and many others did this, it was not uncommon. Value for these Mausers runs around $300-$350ish typically.
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Old December 10, 2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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Take the action out of the stock, and check under the barrel; that's where German proof marks would be. So I agree, with the heavily varnished stock I'd say US scrub and rebarrel job.
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Old December 10, 2012, 07:11 PM   #11
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Under Receiver

Thanks for all the input guys. These are the only makers i could fine under the receiver.
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