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enbloc8
May 03, 2014, 11:57
While I haven't been looking for very long, I've noticed that the only Portuguese Mauser 98s that come up on the market appear to be the ones that were requisitioned off the production line by Germany during WW2. Are these the only ones out on the market, or were any actual Portuguese-service rifles imported along the way?

The Portuguese began the Colonial Wars in Africa with the 98s, so I have considered that perhaps they were either used up in those wars or left behind when they said "screw it" and went home in 1975.

FALhope
May 23, 2014, 03:27
There was the 1904 Portuguese Vergueiro in 6.5mm later rechambered to 8mm Mauser when Portugal went to the the Mauser 98k in 1939/40. I don't know if this is any help to you or not. The Vergueiro do show up once in a while.

tywest
May 23, 2014, 18:44
There was the 1904 Portuguese Vergueiro in 6.5mm later rechambered to 8mm Mauser when Portugal went to the the Mauser 98k in 1939/40. I don't know if this is any help to you or not. The Vergueiro do show up once in a while.

Im not an old man but ive only seen one for sale in my life

hairygreek
May 23, 2014, 20:04
There are some Portuguese Navy Steyr M1893 models that came in... same as Romanian and Dutch 1895, and they are horrendously mislabeled on the import marking as Romanian. So if these and later HK91's were imported... there must be a couple Portuguese-used K98k's floating around.

ramiller
May 24, 2014, 06:55
Im not an old man but ive only seen one for sale in my life

Century Arms brought in a lot in the late 80's They were the ones with the split bridge, I would purchase them for the hinged floor plate for mauser custom builds.

wildwilly
June 12, 2014, 09:37
I have one in 8 MM. Wish I could find one in 6.5.