SPANISH MAUSER Model 1916 7x57mm/7mm Caliber Bolt Action C&R SHORT RIFLE
Military Rifle for the SPANISH ARMY
Here we present a C&R Spanish Mauser Model 1916 Short Rifle manufactured in 1928 at Fábrica de Armas in Oviedo, Spain. The Model 1916 rifle was adopted on November 14, 1916 to replace the M1895 carbine. The short barrels, though, were not optimized to take advantage of the higher velocity of the M1913 cartridge. Like the M1913, the left rear of the receiver was cut to facilitate stripper clip loading, though it was cut fully flush with the stock. Gas escape holes were added to the bolt and to the receiver to vent excess gas in the event of a case failure. Also, like the M1913, the M1916 rifle had a bent bolt handle, a full-length stock with a lug for an M1913 sword bayonet.
These rifles featured a 22-inch barrel, though a carbine version was also manufactured with a 17.7-inch barrel, though this may have been an experimental version. The M1916 was manufactured by Fábrica de Armas from 1916 to 1951 and Industrias de Guerra de Cataluna from 1936 to 1939. Starting in 1943, many of the M1916 rifles were converted to fire the larger and more powerful 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge, which Spain had adopted that year with the M43 rifle.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is in good shape for its age. Solid stock, contains average wear and a thin crack can be found to the rear o the lock. Legible markings. Mixed numbers. The front barrel band spring is loosely seated. “1928” dated barrel.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 22 inches.
Caliber: 7x57mm Mauser
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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