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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 19:44 pm 
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The deact cert shows it as German and as a Kar98. Help in identifying the makers stamps and possible date would be useful as I cant find photos of an identical one and I have no idea on the makers stamps. It is 7.92 marked. Walnut stock with sling recess in the left side. Steel butt plate. Straight bolt (matching number to receiver). Twin blade foresight. Tangent rear sight.


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Some clearer photos of the markings would really help, but it looks like a Vz.24 or perhaps one of these:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/l ... spn43.html

Decent photos would be a big help though.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 18:26 pm 
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Thanks for link to site - yes it does look an awful lot like the Spanish Mauser. I'll try to get some clearer pics of the markings, but it is impressed 7.92 not 8mm which is the Spanish equivalent.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 18:52 pm 
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theres a better pic of the marking on top of the receiver. I'm struggling to get a clear one of the side marks.
The side marks have a kind of elongated diamond pattern followed by ca 2 (larger than the ca), 7.92, P in a box and R in a box. Serial is EA22984


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Yep Spanish Air Force Mauser:

https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... category=2

I think I've read something about some of these being re-worked Polish Mausers.....

Try looking on Gunboards forums, there's a lot of good info there.

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Thats brilliant! Thanks very much - M43 Spanish Airforce Mauser, no wonder I couldnt find a reference for it. Any idea of date?

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Presumably some time before 1957 when the Spanish CETME assault rifle began production.

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the Spanish M43 was a copy of the Yugoslavian M48. the main differences between them and K98ks are that the bolt handle is only slightly bent and there is no indentation for the stock. also the upper section of the wooden stock where in the K98k it finishes just before the sights, in the M43 and M48 it continues right up to the action

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