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Old September 6, 2018, 10:34 PM   #1
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Columbian Mauser FN Model 1950?

I have just acquired a FN Mauser with a Colombian Military Crest.

There is no indication of caliber. Most model 1950's are marked 30 06, all the ones I have seen.

No import marks and has been sporterized to the extent the 1970's Mauser in a barrel for 50 dollars were.

Has a turned down bolt.

No other markings except FAB NAT D'ARMES DE GUERRE HERSTAL Belgium,
SMALL S WITH AN ARROW left side or receiver.

BELGIUM PROOF MARK ON BARREL

SER 2209X

Any help on ID, Caliber?
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Old September 7, 2018, 12:13 PM   #2
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I believe all Colombian FN Mausers are .30-06. Is the barrel 'stepped'?
However, a sporterised one can be anything. Start by slugging the barrel, then do a chamber cast.
It won't be a professionally sporterised rifle(like Interarms, etc.) with the crest still on it.
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Old September 7, 2018, 01:01 PM   #3
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Yes barrel is stepped.
It was sporterized only by cutting down the original stock.
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Old September 7, 2018, 03:27 PM   #4
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A 30 odd six round will get picked up out of the magazine and chamber.

It will not extract

It’s loose as a goose and will fall in and fall out.

Rats just took a look at the extractor it is badly broken on the face

Source?
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Old September 7, 2018, 04:51 PM   #5
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You will find many gun parts for common or not too obscure firearms. Your FN would take parts common to most full-length action M98 variants.

If it is a Colombian marked Mauser rifle, it would be either a Steyr Model 1912, Steyr Model 1934 or an FN Model 1951. Since you said it has FN markings, that narrows it down pretty quickly.
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Old September 7, 2018, 06:34 PM   #6
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Old September 7, 2018, 07:46 PM   #7
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Got the magnifying glass out and finally found the very faint 30 on the rear of the receiver .
It is a Model 1950.
Still can’t find a source for FM Colombian model 1950 extractor
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Old September 8, 2018, 11:28 AM   #8
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You don't need a FN Colombian model 1950 extractor. You need an FN K98 Mauser .30-06 extractor. Talk to Sarco Inc. Gunparts is out of stock.
http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/m98msrextractor.aspx
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Old September 8, 2018, 11:50 AM   #9
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Old September 10, 2018, 01:36 PM   #10
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30-06, 7x57 and 8x57 have the same rim diameter, any FN Mauser extractor should do.
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Old September 10, 2018, 02:48 PM   #11
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No one I can find has an FN Mauser extractor.

Gonna try an extractor for a German K98. They look exactly the same. Fingers crossed.
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Old September 24, 2018, 08:33 AM   #12
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Extractor for a German K98 fit perfectly. Extraction positive.

But --- I then found it was missing the ejector lol. 6.00 on the way.

Only 20K of these 30-06 M-50 rifles were made which I suppose makes them rare.

This one has an OK bore but with the stock cut down and its overall condition --

It's just a knock around rifle.

Thanks to all for the support. Sarco would not confirm the extractor would work so I was tentative - but all is well.

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