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Old February 23, 2013, 01:32 PM   #10
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Yup, it is a Belgian Mauser, also known as the Model 1889. The magazine is removeable, but was normally meant to be loaded through the top of the action from a stripper clip. The bolt has dual front locking lugs, only, no third or safety lug as later Mausers had. Nevertheless, the gun's normal cartridge was the 7.65 X 53, which is a powerful round operating in the upper 40 thousands pressure. It should be strong enough for the 250 Savage if in good condition. The Argentine Mauser of 1891 is essentially the same action, using the same original cartridge.
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