M1916 Spanish Mauser .308 Win - $169.95

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Samco Global offers M1916 Spanish Mauser - $169.95. Cal. .308 Win. Manufactured at famous Oviedo factory in Spain for the Spanish Army. Converted to use ever plentiful 7.62 Nato (.308WIN) round. Short rifle. Polished turned down bolt, 5 round magazine, fixed side support and sling swivel. Barrel: 21" Overall: 44.3"

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Category: Rifles
Caliber: 308/7.62x51mm

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Guns & ammo ran an article

Guns & ammo ran an article after they tested one of these. After people expressed concern over the issue of 7.62 vs 308 win SAMCO sent several to HP White laboratories for testing. It took excess of 98,000 pounds per square inch to destroy one of these little carbines. SAAMI max is 55,200 for 308 Win so I think you could safely say these rifles will be ok.

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Truck, thanks for the info.

Truck, thanks for the info. Do you have a link to the article? Some documentation on this would put my mind at ease and potentially swing me to buy one...

Edit - I found the article below which references the Guns and Ammo Article from 9/1987.

http://gunlore.awardspace.info/rifledarms/SurplusOverview.htm

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Anyway to get .308 to use

Anyway to get .308 to use stripper clips for the 5 rnd internal box magazine? Would love to have a nice hunting rifle in .308 for this price point... sweet!

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Does this company still

Does this company still charge ultra-high shipping to pad their profit?

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I shot a couple hundred 308

I shot a couple hundred 308 win out of mine and reloads gun works flawless i picked up two.

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Can't say you wern't told.

Can't say you wern't told. Good luck!

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NOT .308 WIN! Be very careful

NOT .308 WIN! Be very careful with this. This rifle was converted from 7MM to 7.62X51 CETME not Nato, which is a lower pressure round. Unless you reload to lower pressure it may not be safe to fire Nato ammo.

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That's not true. The Spanish

That's not true. The Spanish Mausers were checked by an expert, and they are more than capable of handling .308.

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Care to share with us who

Care to share with us who that "expert" is? 7.62 CETME was specifically developed by the Spanish military for these conversions before the adoption of 7.62 Nato ammunition. You don't have to take my word for it, just google it and decide what is the truth.

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DGP4, it might be hard for

DGP4, it might be hard for erwos to share with us who that supposed "expert" might be without also revealing that erwos is a shill poster. (Does anyone else suspect that the so-called "expert" in question is, much like erwos, on SAMCO's payroll?)

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Thanks Shy. My point was to

Thanks Shy. My point was to warn people that these rifles were originally chambered in a lower pressure 7MM caliber and they need to be careful using much higher pressure .308 commercial ammo. I was not saying they will blow up. As noted by another commentator, headspace problems with these rifles is a big issue since they do not have matching bolts. All I am saying is be careful which applies to any military surplus guns.

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It in the history of these

It in the history of these rifles that the conversion was not nato 308 but the lower pressure Cetme. I doubt & hope these are not stamped 308 win. These are by no means K98 Mausers!

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I had sent (and returned)

I had sent (and returned) THREE M1916 Spanish Mausers from SAMCO, for one problem or another.
Wouldn't buy another rifle from this company!

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rifle did not pass headspace

rifle did not pass headspace check with a no-go and field gage.
Was returned to samco for new bolt, Samco cooperated by paying shipping and promising to return original purchased rifle that I had refinished stock and install flash protector.
Awaiting return now.

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I purchased a 1916 a few

I purchased a 1916 a few weeks back. It was at my door in a week. I inspected the gun and found an issue with the safety, the gun wouldn't fire when the safety was on but when it was moved to 'off' the firing pin engaged. It may have just needed a cleaning, but I was concerned. I contacted Samco and they immediately replied with a free UPS return packing slip and an apology for the inconvenience. A+ customer service in my mind. Shipping was $25. box included a sling and cap. Mismatched #s but wood and bore looked good.

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How's that working for you?

How's that working for you?

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