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Mauser? Helping a friend, what do we have here?
« on: January 30, 2021, 07:40:52 PM »
A good friend found this rifle in his Father-in-laws closet.  It looks like some kind of Egyptian Mauser. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks guys.
















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Re: Mauser? Helping a friend, what do we have here?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 08:27:44 PM »
Turkish Model 1893 Mauser. Nice that it has the original Turkish script on the side, I assume nothing on the top of the receiver ring, and no notch in the small ring receiver. The notch was for the longer 7.92x57mm conversion done by the Turks. The original chambering was 7.65x53. If it really is still in 7.65 that's a fairly scarce Mauser.

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Re: Mauser? Helping a friend, what do we have here?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 08:39:29 PM »
Figured this was going to be a Phos question, LOL. You didn't let me down Jon.
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Re: Mauser? Helping a friend, what do we have here?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2021, 08:51:08 PM »
Thanks guys. Here is an additional picture. What do you think it may be worth, what price range?








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Re: Mauser? Helping a friend, what do we have here?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 09:28:37 PM »
It's missing the slide for the magazine cutoff (though it's rare to find one with that). The stock looks like it was sanded or over-cleaned, because, from the pictures, the magazine looks proud of the wood. If it's still in 7.65x53 as I suspect, and I'm mistaken about the stock being sanded, then it's worth in the high hundreds, perhaps higher, maybe  ??? I haven't priced them, so I really don't know for sure.

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Edit: “high hundreds” isn’t very clear. I meant many hundreds, perhaps $500-900
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Re: Mauser? Helping a friend, what do we have here?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2021, 11:16:08 AM »
Figured this was going to be a Phos question, LOL. You didn't let me down Jon.

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JorgeSKS the best way to find values is to do an “advanced search” on completed sales on GunBroker then sort by number of bids to get actually sold (rather than no bid ended) items. Might take a while to find another Model 1893 in original 7.65x53. If your friend is selling, the other way to find the value is a well photographed and titled, and factually described listing with a $0.01 starting price. For example, “Ottoman Turkish Model 1893 original caliber”