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    Cool 1908 Brazil 7mm

    While upacking inventory in our new house, would you believe I actually forgot I had these rifles?!? (Is it possible to have too many?)



    I was trying to determine how many (or if) I had 7mm Mauser rifles, as I found a bunch of 7mm projectiles (139gr 7mm Mauser FMJBT) ready to reload. Not only did I discover those projectiles, but also (re-)discovered my two 7mm rifles, an 1895 Chilean (Lowe) and 1908 Brazilianicon (DWM), and additionally, a bunch of ammo that I had reloaded several years ago from further stock of those same projectiles, along with about 1,500 rounds of WW2 FN 7mm Mauser ammo, Berdan primed.

    Time to take these babies out to the range and make some more empty cases!



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    For some reason, I've always preferred the earlier model. But they don't show up in almost new condition very often any more.

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    The photo illustrates very well the difference in profile between the older "slim-line" Chilean and the slightly plumper Brazilianicon - which I find a very comfortable rifle to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alamo308 View Post
    Is it possible to have too many?
    The usual problems are too little: time, money and space

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    I just do not recall many nice Brazilianicon M98's. I have seen piles of beaters, but you found a keeper.

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    1895 Chilean

    Despite it's age, it is the best shooting rifle I have ever enjoyed. Check to make sure it was not a restamped OVS rifle as some of the Boer rifles were diverted to Chileicon. This would command a significantly higher value.!

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    Cool 1895 Chilean and 1908 Brazilian 7mm

    Thanks for all the positive comments. These really are some nice-looking examples. The pictures do not do them justice. Did I mention they are both all-matching s/n and mirror-bright, clean bores?

    I have both rifles and several selections of ammo (the WW2 FN, some commercial "Frontier" brand, and my reloads) ready to head to the range tomorrow morning, Friday, if the weather holds. A nice way to start the weekend. Range opens at 10AM. I plan to start at 100 yards to see how close the front sights windages are (and adjust sight picture accordingly), and then - maybe - move to the 200- and 300-yard berms. Report to follow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calif-Steve View Post
    I just do not recall many nice Brazilianicon M98's. I have seen piles of beaters, but you found a keeper.

    No surprise, since the Brazilian model was the M1908, not the Gew. 98! I agree, most of the Gew. 98s one sees are pretty beaten up, thanks to WW1, but the M1908s are frequently in "arsenal mint" condition. A large number were imported to Germanyicon in as-new condition, and were available with matching bayonets in their scabbards!
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    Those are nice, baby! I picked up an '08 Brazilicon a few years ago. It is a "B" gun, but really shoots well. What you have are collector grade.

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    Exclamation Got to the range!

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    I saw a pile of Brazilianicon barreled receivers 1-2 years ago. All in .30-'06 and in poor condition. Perhaps 200(?) or more. Not a single 7mm in the pile. Really mint Brazilian Mausers likely never left the depot where they were stored in 1908. Nice find today.

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