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Old April 13, 2018, 20:05   #1
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Small ring Mauser

So I just picked up a project 1916 Mauser. Itís missinf a few things but pretty complete. The bore looks great. The only issue is Iím having issues finding parts list or manuals for it. I know what Iíve got (parts wise) but Iím not sure what Iím missing or what or where I can get those missing parts. Any info or leads would be great.
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Old April 13, 2018, 20:12   #2
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The Mauser section over at forums.gunboards.com for starters. There are some guys over there that know a ton. Good luck
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Old April 14, 2018, 08:24   #3
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http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/index.php
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Old April 15, 2018, 16:57   #4
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If it's a Kar 98a, parts for those are not easy to find.
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Old April 16, 2018, 07:50   #5
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Itís a Spanish 1916, from what Iíve gathered so far itís basically a m93. Some good info over on that surplus forum. Just no parts list yet. Just links to buy parts. Great links, but still need a schematic.
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Old April 16, 2018, 08:03   #6
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When you say "project", what are you planning to do with it?
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Old April 16, 2018, 10:10   #7
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It was sold as a “project”. Just a barreled receiver and a bunch of parts. I’ve already stripped the stock and I will be steaming out the dents. This is what I copied from where I bought it at.

Barrelled receiver with hand guard ring.
Assembled bolt, complete except for extractor (has collar).
Trigger with sear and spring, assembled, installed.
Ejector box, stripped (no ejector, no screw).
Front and rear band springs.
Buttplate with screws.
Recoil lug.
Front sight with cover.
Rear sight base, on gun, and sight with adjustment slide.
Front and rear barrel bands.
Rear inlet sling loop (no screws) and forend cap.
Trigger guard with floorplate (military, no screws, no spring/follower).
Stock (broken severely damaged, fair-poor condition).

So what am I gonna do...

Well, get the rest of the parts for starters, then stain the stock very dark, park all the metal. Check the headspace, if it’s good with a field gauge shoot it
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Old April 16, 2018, 11:10   #8
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I was hoping you weren't going to try to make a high-pressure cartridge sporter with it. I wouldn't trust an M93 action with my safety and they're over 100 years old and metallurgy back then isn't nearly what it is now.

If you're working to "restore" it, best of luck to you. It would probably make a dandy shooter and might even be a good candidate for hard cast loads. Enjoy the project!
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Old April 16, 2018, 11:57   #9
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I was hoping you weren't going to try to make a high-pressure cartridge sporter with it. I wouldn't trust an M93 action with my safety and they're over 100 years old and metallurgy back then isn't nearly what it is now.

If you're working to "restore" it, best of luck to you. It would probably make a dandy shooter and might even be a good candidate for hard cast loads. Enjoy the project!
post the serial number and let us know if it has a gas vent on the left side of front receiver ring. If so, it's prolly got a serial starting with a capital letter and about 9 digits long, then a post 1919 production and better heat treated than earlier guns. still, you want to stay around 42KSI max pressure cartridges.

if it's in 7X57 you are OK with any factory ammo, if it's been re-barreled to a 30 cal with a chamber that accepts 308/7.62X51) then it was a rebuilt intended as a secondary standard for the CETME low pressure cartridge that was introduced in the 1950's and can be hand loaded to mock with ballistics similar to the 130 grain 7.62X39 AK loading. factory 308 WILL set the lugs back and lock up the bolt. the lugs are just too soft.

it will also kick like a mule with ammo at that pressure, and eventually vent gas at high pressure if you take a lead hammer to the bolt to get another round in the chamber..
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I donít have in front of me so I canít look for the gas vent on the side, but I know the first two letters of the serial are OT, then four or five numbers. Bbl and receiver numbers match. It was sold as a .308 conversion, yet I see no markings on the bbl to confirm. I handload 7.62x51 and was going to load up some light loads to feed her. Whenever sheís finished.
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I donít have in front of me so I canít look for the gas vent on the side, but I know the first two letters of the serial are OT, then four or five numbers. Bbl and receiver numbers match. It was sold as a .308 conversion, yet I see no markings on the bbl to confirm. I handload 7.62x51 and was going to load up some light loads to feed her. Whenever sheís finished.
Samco had a white labs destructive analysis done in the 80's, but the credibility of process control makes that report unreliable. some 1916 appearing rifles are frefurbed belgian made '93, some are oveido spain made '93, and some are post-first war made spanish, made until about 1933, during revolution. just too many variables in the mix to go over 42KSI. you should check head space and make sure the bolt opens easily, and may want to use some machinist's bluing to see how much seating you are actually getting.
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The next time I hear "THE RANGE IS NOW HOT", it just wont be the same.

Max tried another question. "What sort of people live about here?"
"In THAT direction," the Jin said, waving its right paw round, "lives a Han: And in THAT direction," waving the other paw, "lives a Ming Hare. Visit either you like: they're both mad."
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Max remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Jin: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Max.
"You must be," said the Jin, "or you wouldn't have come here."
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Old April 18, 2018, 08:42   #12
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try this 1st as a parts source:

http://www.ssporters.com/mauser-1893...show=30&page=2
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