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by DB404
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Persian Model 30
Replies: 9
Views: 21414

Re: Persian Model 30

I know this is a pretty old post, but I thought the following might be of interest. Back in the late 1990s I was offshore for a bit and got to know a couple of ex-pat Iranians, who had been officers in the Shah's army. Upon learning that I had a Model 30, the gentleman who had been a captain in an a...
by DB404
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M95 Mauser in .308 value?..or M93?
Replies: 7
Views: 6279

Re: M95 Mauser in .308 value?..or M93?

The Spanish 1916 I have in 7.62 NATO has all matching numbers, and the bore is pristine. It has not been scrubbed and has a crest on the front receiver ring. The conversion from 7x57 to 7.62 NATO was nicely done. The usual warnings which always crop up whenever Spanish 1916s, especially those rebore...
by DB404
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Groove Diameter of 7x57 Mauser
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

Groove Diameter of 7x57 Mauser

I’ve noted a few folks besides me who’ve scratched their heads about military surplus Mausers in 7x57 with groove diameters of .287, quite a bit more generous than the US standard .284/.285. Most explanations I’d read never made a lot of sense to me, so I kept digging and eventually, I found the fol...

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