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Thread: What is this rifle?

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Middle of the Mitten
    Good news. mine are all a bit oversize, beagle, a Mold, and go!! Oh, and No matter how smooth it looks...I have Needed a Gas Check!!

  2. #22
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2012
    Modesto, Ca.
    It's a sporterized 1893 Mauser in 7x57 Mauser. These are very common. It has no collector value. The value of this rifle is in the enjoyment of shooting it. Generally, 7x57 Mauser's prefer long & heavy bullets. I've had the best accuracy shooting my 7x57's using the RCBS 7-168-Sp with around 28.0 grains of IMR-3031. If loading jacketed bullets, the lowest listed loads in most reloading manuals are maximum for rifles like small ring Mauser's and rolling blocks.

    Also, the rear sight is a ramp style sight, not a vernier style sight. lifting the ramp slide up like that is not how you use it. Depress the spring loaded lever on the side of the rear sight and slide it either forward or back on the slide to adjust elevation. The farther forward you place the sight the longer range it's sighted for. PS; If you need to adjust windage, Mauser's almost always have a set screw (hard to find) as part of the front sight, so don't just try to drift the front sight over without checking for this. Load some ammo and have fun shooting your rifle.

  3. #23
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    May 2022
    a lot of those were Belgium/Argentine 7.65 mauser, just sayin

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check