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Old January 17, 2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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You have what was originally a cock-on-closing Mauser 1893 (Model 93) as made, usually in 7x57, for the military of Chile, Spain & Turkey.

It doesn't have the safety improvements of the later, cock-on-opening Mauser 1898 (Model 98), and will eventually suffer under even factory ammo - as owners sadly found out with the specimens altered to 7.62NATO, which is a low-powered .308 Winchester, the parent cartridge of the .243 Win.

Yours has had the flag safety lowered & elongated, and the triggerguard bow tapered (front to rear), along with the custom stock.

The trigger looks to be the original non-adjustable military issue.

What's done is done, and as posted above, you are well advised to keep your handloads low & slow.

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