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1912/61 NATO

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1912/61 NATO

#1 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:07 pm

Just about a total mix-master but butter smooth action and really accurate. I put all rounds in the 10 ring at about 80 yards with this little rifle using South African surplus.
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Re: 1912/61 NATO

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:01 pm

You are lucky its a 1912 rather than the redone 1895 NATO rifle. The converted military 1912 Chilean rifles in 7.62NATO were converted by using US 1903 barrels (2 grooves), then rechambered to 7.62NATO. I also think there are some 4 groove barrels among the1912s in 7.62 Nato. Many of the small ring 1895 Chilean long rifles converted to 7.62NATO are bad news. They were out there at Dunhams and Gander Mountain stores, but they were withdrawn due to loose inserts. The store stopped selling them due to possible liability issues. The 1895 models are rebored with chamber inserts which may not be safe. In contrast the 1912s are large ring mausers.
see http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthr ... onversions
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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:15 pm

I have both the long rifle and the short 1912/61. The long rifle does not show the gap in front of the insert as the '95 he posted does.
Both rifles shoot well.
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#4 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:33 pm

Ah this was the old link I was looking for. Gander had both original 7mm and the converted long rifles many years ago. I got the 7mm Mauser ones to avoid the chamber insert. Sometime around 2006-2007. Most in 7mm had mismatched bolts , but each store had approximately 10 and some matched and had their slings. No bayonet can in the box. Back then they were priced at $165. All of these make accurate shooters. I never did see too many 1912s, they are a hard find.
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Re: 1912/61 NATO

#5 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 am

Great information and a beautiful rifle. A find of a lifetime. Thank you for sharing.

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