PERUVIAN 1935 MODELO MAUSER
ALL THE MAUSER TALK LATELY AN I WAS IN THE GUN SAFE ANY WAY I TOUGHT ID SHOW A FEW PICS OF A DEAL I GOT TWO YEARS AGO.
ITS A ( I THINK ) A PERUVIAN 1935 MODELO MAUSER IN 30-06
ACCORDING TO WHAT I CAN FIND THEY REBARRELD MANY OF THESE TO 30-06 WHEN PERUE STARTED GETTING SPRINGFILEDS IN 30-06 . ORIGIANLY THEY WERE 7.65
I got this for $100 caliber unknown. unfortunalty it has had the reciver drilled an taped for scope bases. otherwise its pretty stock. the bolt has no numbers on it . Im pretty sure its a .308 bore its deffinalty 30-06 an it shoots very well. about 1Moa with Remington core-lokt 150,s .
The story behind it is it was purchased by the guy i got it from's dad in the 50 in South America it had a Weaver 4x on some strange looking steel high mounts when I first saw it about 5 years ago an was told he bought it that way when he was an engineer in South America susposedly bought it from a military person of some higher rank???????????????????????????????
Well the dad who bought it down south died an the son has a few run ins with the law an cant have guns any more so it came up for sale .
when I got to see it again the weaver 4x an strange steel high rings were long gone. The guy who is a buddy of a buddy didn't know what caliber it was only that dad brought it home from south America when he was a little boy ( he is about 45 now) he told me he knew for sure it had optics on it then as it was the first gun his dad had with a scope. He wanted $150 I told him with the scope holes it was not worth much as a collector an I had $100 take it or leave it . He took it I honestly though it was a Spanish or Mexican mauser an i had very little Mauser knowledge then ( still don't have much)
Its got about a 24" barrel an turned bolt with the bottom og the know flattened an checkered . the safey is off when flipped to the right . from my research im pretty sure its a Peruvian mauser rebarreld to 30-06 an refinished in a sort of phosphate type finish. the shorter barrel length is interesting an it looks uncut .
Any way I never pulled the base to check the crest but its marked
MODELO 1935 I cant read the lh side if there is anything the redo hides it there appears to be faint marking but im not going to scrape the fiish off to try to read it.
I threw a vintage weaver 3x that clears the factory wood with is small rear optic an it gives an excellent line up an check weld i can barrely see a faint shadow of the front sight cover in the scope. the action is very very smooth.
I actually had it in a sporting stock as is for a year sighted in as a spare loaner rifle for deer hunting. I needed the stock so I swaped it back an the military barrel didn't fit the sporter channel that great any way . \
The trigger is a original two stage an is heavy on the second stage.
If the trigger were better I would not hesitate to put it in a sporter stock an use it as a go to hunting rifle. its not that bad in the stock its in an like i said it shoots about 1" groups. the wood is pretty good its a shame its been drilled an tapped. I cant find any cases of the Peruvian Government having weaver scopes or bases any of there rebarrels even though they were done in the 1950 or so . i do recall thinking he rings were different when I saw his dad shooting it years ago. Id love to call it a Peruvian sniper model but I know better. It likely was tweaked by a Peruvian military guy for a personal hunting weapon. it seems pretty believable that the it was modified in south America some were . I recall a little of the dad saying he bought it with the scope on in a very brief discussion about it at a sight in. being drilled an tapped i don't worry about wrecking its value an at some point might get a new stock an big scope .
so for know i call it my south American rebel sniper for laughs.
my Son started shooting it when he was almost 10 with a few grains of red dot in super light plinker load an it would do one hole 40 yard groups . he refers to to as his army gun.
any way here is a pic of it i haven't seen another like it .