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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:50 AM
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:54 PM
Ok, looked in my stuff and found this article about them in Guns and Ammo.
After shooting a bunch of NATO rounds through mine, I decided to use it exclusively for cast boolits. It is a great cast boolit shooter!
Here is a good blog written about them.
Edited by Westwindmike, 10 April 2012 - 02:08 PM.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:14 PM
The 1916 is a small ring 1893 Mauser that has been updated, odds are good it is a Civil Guardia. These were rechambered Mausers for the Spanish version of the National Guard.
Yes, .308 Winchester shoots at a higher pressure than 7.62 NATO.
I have heard great things about these rifles with hand loads and cast bullits. That is eventually where mine will be. Yes, I own one of the Civil Guardia Mausers.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:56 PM
But then I was told by several "Range Rats" That you should never shoot Nato stuff through them.
Thanks for the real info.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:10 PM
If it is a typical example it is probably worth in the neighborhood of $300 or so. If it is all original with matching serial numbers down to the stock and all, it is worth researching closer to see if it is more rare.
These guns were exceptionally well made. I would not be afraid to shoot them with modern ammo if research indicates that you can do so, and after letting a gunsmith check it out. It has a great deal of good steel in it.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:04 PM
According to the G&A article comercial .308 rounds should be no problem. I certainly haven't had any trouble withthem.