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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:39 pm 
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which of this two rifles would you consider to be better both being in VG conditionThe Mauser is 7x57 Mauser and is the later version of the Mod. 93. Any comments would be welcomed. Thank you, Luckydog


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:54 pm 
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My vote would be Mauser, MN's are a dime a dozen.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:03 pm 
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Luckydog.... welcome to the forums! :thumb:

The Spanish Mauser is probably a more obscure rifle than the M44...though those are getting harder to find these days as well.
While I have very little experience with the 7mm Mauser cartridge (I've shot a Czech mauser in 7mm once), what little I do have says it's an accurate round, and pretty easy to shoot in terms of recoil. The M44 will give ya a good kick though! :mrgreen: It's ok, it's just letting you know that you pulled the trigger. :lol:

Plenty of personal experience with the M44. Short, pretty handy, accurate enough. I had a Romanian one, and while it was a total mix-master, it shot POA with heavy ball. Of course it'd throw a 3 foot fireball while it was at it. Like it, but I like the M91 series more personally. I'm taller, broader, than most... so a longer rifle... generally not a problem for me.

If they are about the same price, I would probably say one is either over priced, or under priced. I'd say rock the Mauser, as it would be a more interesting piece collection wise, and is likely to be more accurate than the Mosin (though these can be plenty accurate as well). Ammo will cost a little more, but if you get modern production stuff, you could always dive head first into reloading :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Thank you, both are the same price, my son is looking for a mil surp rifle as they are ussually more reliable than civilian versions. He asked for advice on them the M44 is in cosmoline the mauser is not but he claims is clean with a good bore.He does reload so ammo will not be an issue. Thanks again for your comments. Luckydog


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:53 pm 
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if the bore is good then i recommend the MAUSER MAUSER MAUSER!!!! :lol: i have 2 of the spanish 93 mausers in 7mm mausers and they are among my most accurate guns! the 7 mm round is accurate and a sweet shooter i much prefer it over my m44! just my 2 cents worth

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:57 pm 
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Depends on what year the Mosin 44 is. If you want a shooter, then I'd choose the Mosin 44 which are superb little carbines that are handy and superbly accurate (mine are). However I'd only take it if is post-war, ie 1946-48 year, or later if Polish made. Far fewer were made and of course they were not involved in WWII so they tend to be in great condition.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:16 am 
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I can't believe we are on a surplus rifle forum, and no one has given the obvious advice...
Get them BOTH! :lol:

Seriously! But if you can't...the Mosin is cheaper to shoot, the 7mm is nicer to shoot, and as pointed out before, some day the 7mm Mausers might be worth more...maybe.

Have fun with whichever you get! :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:39 am 
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Thanks every one, he can only afford one at this time. I will pass your great comments to him and have him check out the M44 for year of manufacture etc.
While we are in this forum do any of you fellows would know were can a rear (butt) sling swivel for an SVT 40 could be gotten? Sarco Numrich, Tenn. Gun do not have any


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:02 am 
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Maybe search the small parts section on Gunbroker? Or maybe if there is one on Gunsamerica, or Auctionarms? eBay might be a shot. I know those are all auction sites, and not the preferred place to get parts, but it's worth a try. When you get enough posts under your belt, you can always put up a WTB thread in the "Looking For..." section.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:50 pm 
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im a mosin guy and have sever mosins including 3 M-44's 1 russin 2 hungarian i also have a spanish M-1943. i love the mosin and when manfactured with good craftsman ship is just as good as teh mauser IMO but ill admit that teh mauser is a better design and off the assembly line the mauser is superior get the mauser. ammo is cheap and plentiful for thr mosin but thatcarbine isnt as accuarte as teh mauser but 7x57 surplus is harder to come by

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Lots of good advice here so far. The Mausers will generally be better finished mechanically, while the Mosin will have more usable sights. Both will be reliable and excellent guns. Ammo is easily found for both, however, surplus 7x57 is almost nonexistent anymore. I have both of these rifles, and would recommend the Mauser if they are the same price. Young eyes will handle the Mauser's sights well and they are beautiful rifles.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Go with the Spanish, I've a M1916 (started life as a Lowe '95) that would be the last surplus rifle I parted with; the 7mm Mauser is a wonderful cartridge, and many "modern" hunting rounds are based on it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:29 pm 
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MAUSER...the Boers made mince meat of the British over the veldt with the '93 in 7x57. The 7x57 is accurate, hard hitting and deeply penetrating. The after market options are everywhere for the '93. I have owned several, and I dare say with the cock on closing they are swifter to operate than the '98s, not fully as strong, but for the safe handloads of the 7x57, plenty strong. Better operating, as is, safety, too.
This is no slight against the MN, I have several, but a Mauser is a Mauser.

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