View Full Version : Is this a Mauser? What model?

July 19, 2008, 11:17 PM
My friend picked it up at a gunshow today.

We didn't get it out of the stock yet, but the only markings were serial number and caliber.

It appears to be somewhat similar to a Mauser 98, except that the cocking sleeve is somewhat different, and there aren't any of those short lugs(?) on the bolt body.

A CZ24 (Czech K98) bolt will fit until the short lugs on the bolt body stop it from going into the reciever.








July 20, 2008, 12:00 AM
At first i thought and posted that it was a sporterized U.S. M1917. The bolt was the giveaway. The dog leg and toggle safety.

But...after looking at your photos again...im not so sure. The bolt is definitley a M1917 bolt, but the receiver bridge doesnt look like an M1917.

Im not sure if its even possible...but could it be a Mauser using a that paticular bolt maybe??? While I seriously doubt it, more pics of the rifles action would help very much!!!

July 20, 2008, 06:47 AM
That gun is a Model 1917 Enfield with the ears milled off. It was probably modified by a good gunsmith.

Remington made hundreds of thousands of rifles on the Enfield action. Remington models 30, 720 and 725 come to mind. The Remington model 725 is the premier Enfield. The model 725 Kodiak sells for very big bucks on the used gun market.

July 20, 2008, 01:54 PM
That gun is a Model 1917 Enfield with the ears milled off. It was probably modified by a good gunsmith.

Thats what I was thinking....but you just dont see that too often. Threw me off.:p

James K
July 20, 2008, 02:40 PM
I don't know about a good gunsmith, but I did a lot of that kind of work. The rifles were cheap ($30 or so) and available by mail order. That looks like a pretty fair job, but as prices of the original rifles goes steadily upward, current owners wish their ancestor or other previous owner had let well enough alone and bought a sporting rifle.


July 20, 2008, 03:59 PM
Someone did a nice job in building that rifle. Probably done in the 50s or 60s judging from the roll-over cheekpiece. It is unusual for a long barreled rifle to have a Mannlicher stock.

July 20, 2008, 05:11 PM
Yeah, that sounds about right.

Thanks for the help, guys!

July 25, 2008, 11:44 AM
Very strong action and many were converted to something more powerful than the original 30-06 cal. due to that factor. Looks quality, and is nothing to be shy about. As long as the headspace is good it ought to give you good sporting service.