View Full Version : Another "mystery" 8mm Mauser!

April 10, 2009, 08:12 PM
Hi --

I am looking for history / origin for this 8mm Mauser.

It was obtained in 2002, and refinished by a friend of mine in the United States Marine Corps.

All parts, except the bolt, have the # 8223 stamped on them.

There are three funny looking "Q" symbols with a queens/kings crown on top on the bottom of the receiver, where the bolt folds down.

It has a double set trigger, that is VERY VERY light.

I've shot with Ecuadoran 8mm ammo, and it seems very accurate. I've attached many pics, and if needed, can take more.

Any help on identifying it?


April 10, 2009, 08:13 PM
Here are more pictures

April 10, 2009, 08:14 PM
Here are the 3rd set of pics

April 10, 2009, 08:15 PM
Here is the 4th set of pics

April 10, 2009, 08:16 PM
Here are the 5th set of pics

April 11, 2009, 08:14 AM
The best pics, to identify it, are missing - but it may not be possible, anyway.

Those rifles best identifiers are the markings on the left receiver wall and the top of the front receiver ring.
What I can make out of the front ring top looks like all the military identifiers were ground off.

What I can see from the pics posted, is an anonymously-sporterized military Model 98 Mauser, that had sight work, DS triggers installed, the follower ground so the bolt won't hold open, and the military stock cut down, reshaped, & checkered.

The "funny looking "Q" symbols with a queens/kings crown on top" are proof marks - the "Crown over 'N' ", in your case.