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Old March 4th, 2015, 09:43 PM #11
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Hey guys, the OP stated in his first two sentences it's a '98 Mauser in 8mm and is dated (stamped on receiver ring) 1949.

OP, that's a Model 98/43 Spanish Mauser and if it's in the original form as produced, sell it to somebody that'll appreciate it as it was originally made, especially if it's in really nice condition.
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please don't hurt the rifle- seriously, please don't

You will regret it if you do.
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Buy an FR-8. It's a K98 already cut down to carbine length. Rechambered in .308 and it has some pretty nice sights. Not sure about converting it to take a magazine but stripper clips are cheap.
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Buy an FR-8. It's a K98 already cut down to carbine length. Rechambered in .308 and it has some pretty nice sights. Not sure about converting it to take a magazine but stripper clips are cheap.
DP, that's a good idea and nice alternative.
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Buy an FR-8. It's a K98 already cut down to carbine length. Rechambered in .308 and it has some pretty nice sights. Not sure about converting it to take a magazine but stripper clips are cheap.
the seem to be somewhat scarce these days.
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I don't think I would do that, you are going to destroy the historical value of that rifle.

that being said why not build a Remington 700 for yourself?

I cant wait until the C&R folks chime in to find out what the true value of this rifle is, and to try to persuade you to not bubba a rifle, historical pieces like this are disappearing because of what you are proposing to do


On another note, welcome to the forum, lots of good folks and information on here!

I am doing it because I want to do the gunsmith work and to make a nice "brush" gun for boar hunting.
The reason I brought it up was to help make the decision to either sell this one and buy a receiver group, or just use this one for my project.
I want to use an 8mm Mauser for my project, but don't want to destroy one that has value. One thing about this gun is that the bore is very pitted.
It came with a somewhat sporterized stock and no rear sight. I paid $30 for it at Woolwort's back in 1971.
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If if is a 1916 built in Oviedo Arsenal, it doesn't have much value. Many of these had poor heat treating and the quality of the steel was suspect also.

Depending on the caliber you want to re-barrel it to, you may want to have it hardness tested.

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It is a 1949 Spanish (Fabrica de Arms). I think that makes it an M43. Specs out like a K98.
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What does C&R mean?
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Curio and Relic. If you get an 03 FFL from the ATF, you can buy them directly and have them shipped to your house.

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the seem to be somewhat scarce these days.

They are scarce. I don't think anybody is going to sell one of these after they shoot it.

I bought my FR-8 to make into a scout rifle, complete with conversion to take HK/CETME mags. After I shot it a couple of times, I just couldn't do it.

I have since overcome the urge to Bubba. Although you could argue that the FR-8 is pre-Bubba-ed.
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