This is completely refinished Spanish Mauser FR-8. It is on the Curio & Relics list. I would rank it as Excellent condition except the NRA Condition ranking of Excellent requires that it have all original finishing.
* Wood stock is beautiful (see attached pictures).
* Has matching serial numbers on the bolt and receiver.
* I refinished this gun personally 15 years ago with the assistance of an avid collector in the California Central Valley.
* It has been stored in perfect conditions since then. * Only fired 20 rounds since I bought it.
* INCLUDES rifle case and sling (also shown in pictures).
I have many close-up pics - send me an email and I am happy to send them to you for close review.
Let me know if you have any questions about the gun. And hope to find somebody who will appreciate the this gun as I have.
A little description of this rifle...
The FR8 was introduced in the 1950s when the Spanish military was already implementing the CETME automatic rifle, but did not yet have sufficient inventory to equip and train all troops. The rifles were made from existing stockpiles of Mauser bolt-action rifles, the FR-8 from the 1943 Santa Barbara carbine. They were adjusted to the new NATO calibre 7.62×51mm and, being of a suitably compact built, the FR 8 was used well into the 1970s by mounted Guardia Civil units in the Sierra Nevada.
The flash hider was designed to be compatible with NATO-standard rifle grenades. The under-barrel tube, which resembles the gas cylinder found on automatic weapons, actually serves as the bayonet mount and as storage for cleaning gear. The rear sight is an elevation-adjustable rotary type with aperatures for 200 m (220 yd), 300 m (330 yd) and 400 m (440 yd), as well as an open "V" notch for 100 metres (110 yd). The front sight is elevation-adjustable via a special tool. Operation is identical to the standard Mauser design.
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