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Found it at a pawn shop when I was looking around. Seems like a pretty cool little rifle. I know it's a military gun of some sort. Maybe a Mauser or something? Thought maybe some of you guys could identify it. Other than the serial number (6662) the only other marking on it was 7.62

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EDIT: Oh and the guy selling it said it was a .308, so I guess it's actually a 7.62x51. Also, sorry for the crappy pictures, I thought they'd turn out better than that. If need be I can go back over there in a little while with my digital camera.

The sight wasn't a hood either, it was more like a Garand sight or something. I'll make an attempt at ASCII arting it:
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It looked something like that, where the || is the sight post.
 

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possibly whats known as a "small ring" mauser. most likely some sort of commerical variant on a military reciver. in teh shape its in, 225 is debateable, definantly on the high side.

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I was going to say the same thing at SW. Its been sporterized and probably can't be easily restored to original.

I would say that 225 is on the high side as well.
 

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Ah ok. Is it really safe to shoot .308 win out of it? Reports on teh intertubes seem to say that you can shoot 7.62x51 out of a .308 but not .308 out of a 7.62x51.
 

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The biggest reason for the longevity of the mauser action has always been it's integral strength. You can take an old military mauser action and rebarrel it to any number of calibres, many of which are much more powerful than the 7mm it was designed to fire, and it won't even hiccup.
 
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