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    Default Mexican Mauser Carbine

    Here's a 1903 dated Model 1902 Mexican Carbine. Manufactured by DWM All parts but the bolt shroud match, no import marks. 17.5" Barrel.
    Built on the 98 action in 7X57mm.
    The bore looked horrible when I started but looks were deceiving.
    It was in pretty tough shape but it cleaned up well. I wish the blueing above the wood was as good as it was below. Nothing more than Break Free and 0000 steel wool was used on the metal.
    The stock was bone dry and it sucked up 4 coats of BLO.

    The first pictures are as it was received.








    After cleaning & oiling.




    Last edited by JonJ; 02-25-2009 at 09:15 PM.
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    big difference....nice !
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    Nice, nice job.
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    wow nice job. How common are these Mexican Mauser carbines?

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    Great restoration. I gotta ask though... where'd you get it and how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evan9201 View Post
    wow nice job. How common are these Mexican Mauser carbines?
    Thanks. The carbines are not common at all. Many carbines or rifles that survived were canalized for sporters. Highly sought after for conversion in the 50's and 60's and most that did survive were in very poor condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Milsurps 4 Me View Post
    Great restoration. I gotta ask though... where'd you get it and how much?
    It was an inheritance.

    I'm still not finished with it. The stock needs a couple more coats of oil. It was bone dry. I initially thought that it was stripped but it appears that it just dried out.
    I need a safety lever for it and I hope to locate a reasonably "proper" cleaning rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonJ View Post
    I need a safety lever for it and I hope to locate a reasonably "proper" cleaning rod.
    Check the Parallax forums in the Spanish section: http://parallaxscurioandrelicfirearm...les-Forum.html

    Nevermind, I see you've been there already.

    One more option might be a guy on the Gunboards forum by the name of Bob In St Louis. he has tons of Spanish items for sale and links.
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    That looks awesome, great restoration job.

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    Nice job, indeed !
    A Mexican Mauser is still missing in my 'lil collection
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