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Old May 9, 2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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Although your pics aren't very definitive, the rifle appears to be a 7.62 conversion of a Steyr Model 1912 Mauser Short Rifle (SR) from the original 7mm.

The action was originally made between 1912-1914 (since production ceased at the start of WW I), in the white - and stayed that way after conversion unless altered.
It should have a two-groove barrel.
Most of the SR conversions had turned-down bolt handles - with the long rifle (29" bbl) conversions having the straight handles.

The disc on the right side, with the crossed miner's hammers, is another Chilean proofmark.

The "-61" isn't necessarily the year it was converted, but more likely the year the conversion was first authorized.

The furniture configs can further confirm the model.

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