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    FN Short Carbine Mystery Mauser

    Hello everyone - I haven't posted here for a while.
    I just haven't had any posers I guess.

    This rifle is a mystery to me.
    Recently acquired - it was a gamble.....

    In any case I appear to have found myself a nice little FN Model 1924 Carbine in 7.92X57
    Unfortunately someone has lightly sanded the stock. I hate that but - oh well...



    But who was it intended for?
    As you can see there are no markings what so ever on the receiver. Yes we've seen that before with the M48bo series and a few others.

    The serial number is '68' and is matching on metal components

    I thought perhaps this might have been a Moroccan M1950 - they were made with blank receivers - wrong calibre - should be 30-06 or 308 if it's Moroccan right?

    Then I thought maybe this is a Dutch Police FN 1948 Carbine. Calibre is right but it really should have the receiver Crown over 'J' or 'L'....

    Then I figured maybe this is the Ethiopian M1924 Carbine. The chambering is correct....

    Then I thought maybe this is a Model 1930 Chinese Carbine but these didn't have a bayonet lug.

    So I'm left thinking this may have just been a Fabrique Nationale factory run that never made it to market...

    In any case - she's a nice blonde.... Your opinions?








































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    Maybe not much help. But it´s what in Germanyicon is commonly called a "Zollkarabiner" - a short carbine issued to customs officials and border police units.

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    Scrubbed receiver, completely reblued even the bolt, refurbished stock, force matched serial number. It will make a nice shooter that kicks like a mule.

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    It is a Belgian FN that has been worked over by Mitchell's Mausers......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNPROFOR1994 View Post
    Scrubbed receiver, completely reblued even the bolt, refurbished stock, force matched serial number. It will make a nice shooter that kicks like a mule.
    Agree,
    totally refinished gun, look to the bolt handle where there is a significant ding yet the bolt shows full (if wavy) finish, and the rear sight leaf should be polished bright.
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    Unlikely to be a Mitchell Mauser Tanker. Those are new guns made by Zastava. The Zastava guns all come with Beech stocks - this looks like french walnut.

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    Looks like a Mitchell Tanker Mauser. But not sure. Not Frenchicon Walnut, liley European Elm? Just a guess. Lots of Yugoicon SKS's have the same stock. I don't doubt it kicks like a mule!

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    Well that answers the question I posted to your latest youtube video featuring this rifle. I was kind of hoping it was not a one off as I want one for myself!

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    I'll bet cast 180's @ 2100-2300 fps would tame that recoil ! What a great "tight timber" carbine. I want one !!

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