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Had it out, figured I post it.

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Got this one out to help another collector & thought I'd go ahead and post it. It's unique in that, unlike many Turks, it has a matching bolt.
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Yep, those sand flee marked ones are the best. I love it. It looks, smells, feels, and screams "perfect example" of a Turk rifle.
Mine is similar, just that the 93 is on the side;
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Then you need an old boy bayonet also marked...
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The very early ones had no import mark, well worn barrels, cleaning rod, some with well worn slings, 50% had matching bolts that actually passed a field Mauser headspace gauge. Some sporting goods stores had barrels of them, most filthy, but still in nice condition, just a heck of a lot of heavy use. This goes back to the 1970s. Stocks were generally dark with a well oiled varnished patina. Lots of ding, dents and a few cracks. But they were 12-20 bucks. Most of these came from Hunters Lodge and Winfields. The average condition ones were in a barrel and the best on the rack. Back in 68 Woolwworths had a sporting section and it was in the basement of a Sears store in Milwaukee around 20th and North avenue. They always had army surplus goodies and clothing. I also got a M95 Manlicher long rifle. I think they also had beat Krags???? I should have purchased the Krags :violin: :violin: :violin:

Back then you could get old bayonets cheeper than a new Buck pocket knife.
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.

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Very nice!
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The only better model is a 1893 with the cut off intact!
1893 turk info. https://www.turkmauser.com/93/

Cut Off https://www.turkmauser.com/93/cutoff.aspx
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To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.

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