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Persian M49 Carbine
« on: March 02, 2020, 09:46:41 PM »
This section has been quiet far too long, so here's a Persian Model 49 carbine. It was made in Iran ca. early 1950s at the state rifle factory set up by the Czechs from Brno (CZ). This one is in very good to excellent condition.

The ray fleck in the stock is typical of beech and given the geographic location of its manufacture, it's likely Oriental Beech (Fagus orientalis). This is a different species than the European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) used in French firearms and many Mausers and Lee-Enfields of the WWII and later eras.

The bolt is in the white and matches the receiver serial number. The serial numbers on the receiver, bolt and stock are in Farsi. The rear sight leaf of the earliest production also had Farsi numerals, but they switched to Hindu-Arabic numerals (as seen on mine) around mid-production. It has a 460mm barrel (18.1") and 970mm (38.2") overall length, weighs 3.9kg (8.6 lbs) and is chambered in 7.92x57mm.

These were imported by Sam Cummings company Interarmco in the early 1960s. They were sold as a "Persian M98 Mauser Carbine" by Interarmco's retail arm, Hunters Lodge, for $34.95, as shown in this 1963 ad, hence no import marks. 57 years later, I paid about fifteen times that original sticker price at an auction and I was tickled to win it for that price  :)































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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 12:16:09 AM »
That's a sexy little rifle!

And....that ad hurts me......
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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 07:25:50 AM »
That's a neat rifle, Phos! Amazing that it was $34.95 after it came over in the early sixties! I don't know much about the Mausers. Is this considered a "large ring" Mauser receiver? I've heard the large ring/small ring references but never had it explained to me.

I have a '43 and a '48 in Turkish Mausers. Also have a Yugoslav M-48 Mauser. Have ammo but have yet to fire a round through any of them. I've heard they are accurate and fun to shoot, although they have a bit of recoil, eh?

Thanks for posting it up!

That's a sexy little rifle!
And....that ad hurts me......

Same here, Larry!  I sure like those prices! I wouldn't have minded having multiples of everything on those pages, at those prices! I still want most all of them. But at todays prices I have more of a wishing problem than a storage problem.

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 08:39:35 AM »
Nice rifle, P32.  A friend of mine has/had what I think was an Indonesian one.  Surprisingly not bad to fire, but like all carbines chambered for a service round, they send out a fire ball.  Thanks for posting!

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 09:20:12 AM »
That's a sexy little rifle!

And....that ad hurts me......

Thanks Larry!

Yeah, it hurts slightly less if adjusted for the CPI; $35 is about $295 in 2020 dollars.

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 09:27:54 AM »
 cool the way the bolt is numbered. neat, thanks for sharing. thumb1
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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 09:31:05 AM »
That's a neat rifle, Phos! Amazing that it was $34.95 after it came over in the early sixties! I don't know much about the Mausers. Is this considered a "large ring" Mauser receiver? I've heard the large ring/small ring references but never had it explained to me.

I have a '43 and a '48 in Turkish Mausers. Also have a Yugoslav M-48 Mauser. Have ammo but have yet to fire a round through any of them. I've heard they are accurate and fun to shoot, although they have a bit of recoil, eh?

Thanks for posting it up!

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Itís a large ring Mauser. The small or large receiver rings are fairly easy to distinguish. If the receiver rail flows smoothly into the receiver ring, no change in width, itís a small ring Mauser. The lip you see on this one shows that itís a large ring.

Then there are the standard and short length actions. Those are measured c-c between the action bolts. Your Yugoslavian M48 is short since itís derived from the FN Model 1924 (FN set up Yugoslaviaís Mauser production facility and licensed their design).

Your Turkish Mausers could be small or large ring, the former if it was converted from one of their pre-1898 German contract Mausers. If they are Kirikkale (K.Kale) madd then they have a different threading and shank length.

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 12:11:33 PM »
That's a sexy little rifle!

And....that ad hurts me......

Thanks Larry!

Yeah, it hurts slightly less if adjusted for the CPI; $35 is about $295 in 2020 dollars.

Slightly is right.....still good prices!

And still a really cool rifle. Wonderful shape for it's age, unlike me.... :P
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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 12:11:59 PM »
That's a beautiful carbine P32!  Heck of a specimen, I'd love to have one like that in my collection!  Did the Persians chamber in anything other than 8mm Mauser?
      

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 12:32:36 PM »
Nice rifle, P32.  A friend of mine has/had what I think was an Indonesian one.  Surprisingly not bad to fire, but like all carbines chambered for a service round, they send out a fire ball.  Thanks for posting!

Thanks! There are the IOB crested Mausers that are Indonesian. A bit shorter and lighter and also in 7.82x57.

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 12:56:52 PM »
Oh.. the ENABLER #2 is at it again.. I likey P32, thats like sex wrapped in wood drool2 thumb1 thumb1

Now I need one...oh. the withdrawls.. I've been ENABLED  rofl2

And i love me some recoil, but the IOB does pack a stout wallup, like an M44 and some heavy ball, uhmmm good. thumb1

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 01:20:46 PM »
That's a beautiful carbine P32!  Heck of a specimen, I'd love to have one like that in my collection!  Did the Persians chamber in anything other than 8mm Mauser?

Thanks RM!

Nope, their contract and home made Mausers were all in 7.92x57.

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2020, 01:22:20 PM »
Oh.. the ENABLER #2 is at it again.. I likey P32, thats like sex wrapped in wood drool2 thumb1 thumb1

Now I need one...oh. the withdrawls.. I've been ENABLED  rofl2

And i love me some recoil, but the IOB does pack a stout wallup, like an M44 and some heavy ball, uhmmm good. thumb1



Nice! That is one I havenít scored yet. Enabler indeed  bat1 rofl

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2020, 04:46:40 PM »
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that's a buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

P32 strikes pay dirt again! Bravo sir!

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Re: Persian M49 Carbine
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2020, 10:09:12 PM »
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that's a buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

P32 strikes pay dirt again! Bravo sir!

 rofl thanks Bob!