Spanish 1916 Mauser bolt action rifle chambered in 7x57 (7mm Mauser) caliber. Oviedo Arsenal Spain mfg, 1916 pattern Short Rifle with 22" barrel, wood stock, tangent leaf sliding rear sight, blade front sight with protective ears, and bent bolt handle. These are unmarked or scrubbed receivers without the Crest. Frosted or dark shootable bore. Most do not include the cleaning rod. Metal has areas of pitting and corrosion. Stock shows dents, dings and small minor cracks, overall good condition, used. C&R eligible.
Choose from menu above to add 100rd box of FN 7x57 ammo, only available with purchase of this rifle. This ammo is brass case FN Belgian made 7mm Mauser ammo with a round nose 173gr FMJ bi-metal bullet. 1930's production, with corrosive Berdan primer. Some misfires, hangfires, and duds may be found due to age.
Also, use menu above to add a used leather 1916 Mauser sling to your order (supply limited).
Picture is a representative of the stock we have, and may not be the exact item you will receive.
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Rifle was as expected.. no beauty queen. Front sight bent. missing cleaning rod.. weird issue with safety.. bought a new cocker to see if the one in the rifle was mix matched with another model.. Other than than I feel for the price it is a great gun. A fixer upper... no cracks in the wood. lots of dings..Will purchase another one if they are still available.
Let me begin by saying that buying one of these rifles is a gamble... sometimes you get lucky. I purchased two of these. The first one was your typical beat up 1916 Spanish Mauser. It had a small crack in the stock, heavy rust and pitting a very dark bore, no receiver marks, non-matching numbers and the standard "tangent" rear sight. Overall, nothing very special. This rifle will be staying in the box, untouched and as is for a rainy day.
The second rifle, however, was the jackpot! I received an Oviedo Arsenal marked receiver from 1924 with a sharp crest. The barrel and receiver had very light surface rust and they weren't caked with cosmoline as is usually the case with these rifles. The color of the furniture matched and there was only a small crack in the wrist of the stock that had been repaired by the arsenal. All the numbers matched, and here's the best part: It came with the rare "lange vizier" rear sight! After a couple hours of cleaning ("Scrubbing Bubbles" for the metal works--easiest way to remove cosmoline--and a quick wipe down of the furniture with "Desolv-it" followed by a coat of "Howard's Feed & Wax"), and this rifle came out BEAUTIFUL! I am very happy.
With both rifles, I also purchased the optional 100 rounds of surplus ammo. The ammo was a bit tarnished but at the price point, it's a great deal!
These rifles are the last great deal on the military surplus market. As I stated before, they are a gamble, and at the end of the day you are getting a piece of history that was used and abused by countless people over decades of service. You will be receiving a rifle that reflects this with battle scars, rust and dirt and grime. After a couple of hours of elbow grease, though, they clean up well. Thank you J&G for offering these pieces of history at such a great price!
The Spanish Mauser I received has significant pitting at the stock lines. The bluing is decent, showing wear in only a few spots. The stock is not excessively dinged. The bore is decent. There was no cosmoline, and I assume it was not packed for storage since it was last used. Of course, it was very dirty. Mine came without a cleaning rod. I suppose it is worth the price since you really don't see ANY milsurps cheaper in any condition. Given the pitting, I'd describe the condition only as "Fair."
Really pretty rough. Not matching numbers. Stock filthy but primarily intact. I have no complaints. this is what was promised. The bore does look dark, but pretty good rifling . For the money fair deal