Help ID'ing Mauser(S)
I was given 2 Mauser's and was told one was a 7mm and the other an 8mm. Took the 8mm to the range today with the correct ammo, but could not get bolt to slide forward and lock with a round in the chamber. Another guy at the range who was shooting his own Mauser couldn't tell me what model the gun was...98, 48 or whatever. The 7mm has virtually no marks on it relating to date/country of origin. The 7mm has several different markings on it that I'm hoping you would recognize. Any chance some of you Mauser experts could help me ID the guns or any good guess's as to why it wouldn't load? I tried a couple different rounds with the same result...I didn't want to get too wild trying to force it, so I stopped before that. I was told that they were purchased as NRA surplus back in the 50's or 60's and they have both been sporterized with the nice monte carlo stocks. I can send pics if that would be helpful. Thanks so much for any help!