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Old February 21, 2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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[John Browning never designed that rifle. The gun was made by FN in Leige, Belgium]

It's also widely referred to as an "FN Mauser", meaning that it's Fabrique' Nationale's (FN) modernization of the classic Mauser 1898 (M-98) action, moving the safety from the bolt shroud to the side of the trigger, streamlining the shroud in the process.
They were made with either the standard long extractor or a short extractor.

Your rifle was most likely made sometime between the 1959 introduction and 1972, when letter prefixes were added to the SN.


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