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Dominican Republic Model 1953
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:43:04 PM »
Picked this up a couple of months ago and took some pictures under smoky skies today.

This large ring Mauser long rifle was originally manufactured by DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken) between 1908 and 1914 for a Brazilian contract and designated the Modello 1908. Some of these rifles were sold by Brazil to the Dominican Republic in the early 1950s during General Rafael Trujillo's regime (1930-61). They were scrubbed, refurbished and remarked at the Dominican Republic national arsenal with the year of refurbishment. Obviously they sanded and refinished the wood with a shiny finish, reminiscent of the Iranian Mausers. They were imported into the US in the 1960s. I'm not sure if they were all imported as one batch before the GCA, but this one has no import marks. This example is still in the original 7x57mm chambering but others were rebarreled to .30-06, presumably later in the 1960s. Neither variant is particularly common, so I was pleased to score this one. My first Caribbean nation Mauser.

























Rep. Dom. = Republica Dominicana. Armería = Armory. F.A. may simply mean Federal Armería (seems redundant)








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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 06:48:28 PM »
Nice rifle!   thumb1

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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 07:11:54 PM »
 thumb1... good stuff P32.

I haven't touched Mauser's yet, therefore, I have no idea what people mean by "large ring".

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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 07:51:10 PM »
beauty!  thumb1 very tempting to start collecting them.  :o
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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 08:44:33 PM »
thumb1... good stuff P32.

I haven't touched Mauser's yet, therefore, I have no idea what people mean by "large ring".

Thanks Bob!

Small ring Mausers are those pre-1898 (pre Gewehr 98) Mausers that had a smaller diameter receiver ring and two locking lug recesses. You can easily recognize them as the receiver rail merges smoothly into the receiver ring (front of the receiver just prior to the chamber). Examples include: Argentine M1891; Chilean M1895; Swedish M/94, M/96, M/38; Spanish M1893, etc.

Large ring Mausers are easily recognizable because they have a step from the receiver rail to the larger diameter ring. Internally, they have recesses (or races) for two bolt lugs and one safety lug in the rear receiver bridge. Examples include: Gew98, Czech Vz24, K98k, etc.





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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 08:45:42 PM »
beauty!  thumb1 very tempting to start collecting them.  :o

Thanks Carl! I do have a thing for Mausers. Elegant bolt action rifles  thumb1 and so many variations  :o 8)

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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2020, 12:42:33 AM »
That's gorgeous!
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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 08:15:36 AM »
Thanks P32, I guess that was simple enough.

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Re: Dominican Republic Model 1953
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 09:19:45 AM »
Thanks P32, I guess that was simple enough.

You’re welcome. I think it’s fairly simple when you can see it, otherwise it’s “what is this guy babbling about?”  rofl