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    My buddy picked this mauser up not too long ago for bout $100 he said, No real markings on it, its 7.57, and im thinking its a Portuguese Vergerio? But not sure. There are no crests, to proof marks other than an "X" or a "+" in a circle on the bottom.












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    It looks like a Spanish M93 Mauser, 7MM, that I used to own. They used to be common.

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    I have to agree with Shadow Walker. L A should be La Corona. I had a 93 mauser in 7x57 back in the 80's. Shot well, mild recoil. Mine was a DWM made in Berlin though.

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    Thanks very much to both of you! Much appreciated. How can i tell where this one was made? Or does the La Corona stamp say where

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    I am probably wrong, but I am thinking that most Spanish small arms were manufactured in Eibar Spain.

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    I believe the correct spelling is La Coruna, although you mostly see it spelled La Corona. The 7x57 is only about 200fps slower than the 7mm-08 and I don't think the deer can tell the difference.

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    7x57 is an undersung cartridge, but has taken every animal on the planet. Including 1011 elephants! W.D.M. Bell and His Elephants
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    As to the 7mm Mauser power .... I sold my Model 1893 Mauser to a cop I used to work with. He said he killed three deer as fast as he could work the bolt and pull the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moleman View Post
    I believe the correct spelling is La Coruna, although you mostly see it spelled La Corona. The 7x57 is only about 200fps slower than the 7mm-08 and I don't think the deer can tell the difference.
    Bump for Moleman...Right on all counts. It does look like a La Coruna 1893 Mauser. The lack of markings is a tell-tale of some South American Gov. purchases between rebellions. The dead give-away is the rear site markings....
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    7x57 is a great cal, to bad it's the Spanish, it is the worst of the Mausers, most were converted to 308, and alas still a shitty Spanish Mauser. You can, with some work make them fairly OK, they don't shoot as well as some of the other varients but they do the job. Main issue I had was getting mine to shuck a round into the chamber without jaming the bullet tip all to hell, polish and camber the ramp as well as a Timmney trigger and a composit stock and they work much better. Oh yea, if you haven't shot it yet , hang on tight, and plug your ears. They pound and they BARK!!!

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