I have a Spanish Mauser that appears to be a 1916 Model 1895 Carbine. It has the flat(on the bottom)groved bolt,as well as the thumb notch & gas vent on the left side of the reciever. However, the Barrel Stamp (a Crown emblem over "Fabrique De Arms Oviedo 1906") & Serial number (H149)indicate it was made prior to 1916. I know that ALOT of the earlier models were re-manufactured, however I thought that the SN's (& manufacturers stamp) were ground off & then re-numbered. Also, If I remember correctly, the Model 1893 was what was made in 1906, & it wasnt a carbine. Does anyone know if 1893's were converted to 1895 carbines? Or do I have something unusual?
Could have been an 1893 carbine (they were made)-- there is a reference to '93 carbines about halfway down, here: http://www.spanamwar.com/spanishmauser.htm
There were also 1895 carbines. Reference: http://www.angelfire.com/nh/milarm/95carb.html
How 'bout a picture?
Also Bigcurt's answer from a few months ago on a similar rifle:
Here are some pictures.
What you have is a Spanish Mauser Model 1916 Short Rifle (Mosqueton), and not a carbine. It has a 21.5 inch barrel. The Spanish Mauser Carbine has a 17 inch barrel. I have one exactly like it. These were developed in 1916 and after because there was a change in the ammunition in 1913, from the 174 gr. FMJ round nose cartridge,to the 140 gr. FMJ spitzer (Pointed Bullet)cartridge. The Carbine (17 inch barrel)was not suited to the ballistics of the "new cartridge",so the short rifle replaced out the Carbine. Also, the Carbine will not take a bayonet;the short rifle will. The correct bayonet for the short rifle is the M1893/13 long (15.5 inch)bayonet and not the short bayonet.The short bayonet is for the Long M1893 Rifle(29.5 inch Barrel). Gives both weapons the same "thrusting reach". As for the Spanish Crest and the 1906 date on the top of the receiver,this indicates that it was probably and originally a M1893 long rifle that was converted by the Oviedo arsenal in 1916 or after,as many were.
what caliper is this i have one and cant find it on gun at all only thing it has is a small 8 in a circle on it in several places and no names at all s# 990 , it has a larger r on the barrel and a #5 and q and a y on reciever help please
These were chambered or re-chambered in many different calibers (it is caliber, by the way). It could be any of the following: 7.65, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm Largo or 7.62 Nato.
The only way to know for sure is to take it to a competent gunsmith who can verify the correct caliber for you.
Originally, the 1916 Spanish Mauser Short Rifle was chambered for the 7mm (7x57) mauser caliber. Sometime in the 1950s many of these rifle were converted to 7.62 Nato. As the rifle pictured has a Tangent type rear sight,this is a 2nd pattern,which also indicates that there was a conversion made during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), or shortly after.If you remove the upper handguard,you may find additional markings.There you should find-any additional serial numbers,proof markings,possible original manufacturer markings,arsenal markings,and any rework markings.Most of these rifles were "scrubbed" and reserial numbered. Have a gunsmith check it for the proper caliber!
I recently bought a gun just like this in .308win. The man who had it didnt kbowhat cal. it was but on most of these older mausers the cal. is stamped at the muzzle on the bottom side underneath the front sight, its tiny print. I have a 1916 swedish mauser and it is the same way as well as a german mauser i have. Hopefully this helps
I just traded my savage 22 long rifle with 10 round mag for this long barrel 1916 mauser. Did I make a bad descision?
How much is this gun worth?