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Standard Modell ID

erikpolcrackerikpolcrack Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
edited June 2014 in Ask the Experts
I have just purchased a Mauser 98 Standard Modell in 7x57. It has the Mauser banner and 1933 on the receiver ring and Standard Modell 1924 on the left receiver wall. The SN - 240XX - is on the left side of the receiver ring. There is no national crest or other model number on the action. I think it is a very early export model, but I'd sure appreciate any help in making a more complete ID.

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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Your description varies from the one in Ball's book, for a Standard Model Carbine. The 7mm's were made as contract guns for S. America. Specifically for use in the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay. Most of the Standard Models were in 8mm X 57.

    If you're getting into Mausers? "Mauser Military Rifles of the World" by Robert Ball, is a excellent resource.
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    p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    While Ball's book has some okay pictures, it's more for the casual reader than anyone really serious about learning.

    Lud Olsens' Mauser Bolt Rifles is still pretty much what all others are judged by.

    Concerning the questions you asked about the early Gewehres, the absolute best book I've run across is a relatively new one (2007). It's called Gewehr und Karbine 98 by Dieter Storz. The English version is simply Rifle and Carbine 98. It's has a TON of previously unpublished in English information concerning every facet of the Gew 98 and Kar 98 prior to 1918.

    Good luck learning, you're gonna have a blast!

    http://gunandswordcollector.com/Templates/book pages/storz.html
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