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Old November 25, 2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Help identifying an old rifle

My uncle found this rifle in his closet. He said he's had it for over 20 years. I haven't yet been able to determine what it is. There are no markings other than some serial numbers that are recognizable. There is a "792" to the left of the chamber which I assumed meant 7.92 caliber. The serial number on the bolt handle is prefixed with "EA". I originally thought it was a Mauser, but I can't find one that looks like it, though it shares many similar components.

There is an eagle / bird logo that I haven't been able to find either.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old November 26, 2011, 01:09 AM   #2
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Spanish Mauser Model 1943. The crest on the receiver is for the Spanish Air Force and it should be chambered in 8mm mauser (7.92mm). Thats a nice looking rifle and its still in its original configuration.
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Old November 26, 2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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Yes, second the motion: Spanish M43 Mauser, air force issue.
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Old November 27, 2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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EA = abbreviation for Eulogio Arostegui, Eibar,Spain Air Force !

You,ve got a nice.fairly rare rifle there. Check all the parts,they should all have the same ser.# on them. If so, Keep in original condition and enjoy !
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